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Jon Eiseman and Anne Conron, artists in the desert and after the rain


Partners in life and art who divide their time between Victorian and Tasmania, recently sculptor Jon Eiseman and photographer Anne Conron decided to embark on extensive travels throughout Central Australia. The journey was an experience that Eiseman says left them both “overawed with the beauty of the land”, and it has inspired a powerful new

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DVD review: Actor Rod Taylor, former boxer and lifesaver, pulls no punches

Reviews, Screen, TV |

As an all-purpose Australian leading man of the 1950s through to the ’70s in Hollywood, Rod Taylor was the natural screen successor to Errol Flynn. Flynn has maintained legendary status despite or because of his scandalous private life as well as his sparkling performances on screen, inspiring many biographies and biopics. Meanwhile, the impressive acting

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The Pleasures of Distance: Photography and the story of the Australian Road

Old Melbourne Road, Ballan, Victoria.  Simon O'Dwyer
News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Road photography deserves a category of its own, nestled in among established genres such as street photography and landscape. Also, it is a category in which Australian photographers demonstrably excel, expressing a remarkable affinity with the road and all its vistas, features, quirks, vehicles and people. I know of no better illustration of the scope

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