So you think you’re a ‘creative’? Not until unless you’re fluent in ‘agency-speak’


Confused about what a creative industry is? It’s simple: film, TV, video games and digital culture. That’s what the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) does and it’s why, three years on from the announcement that the Central Victorian city Bendigo was getting a Creative Industries Hub, the state’s Minister for Creative Industries Martin

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Photographer Polixeni Papetrou: Existentialism and good underwear

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The photographer, Polixeni Papapetrou died in April last year at age 57 after a five year illness. Her friend, writer Joanna Murray-Smith writes about the artist in an introduction to the new book Polixeni Papapetrou published by Thames & Hudson. The 96 page ‘mini-monograph’ is one of a new series of monographs on Australian female artists, selected by series editor

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Labor’s boost to the arts is welcome but our political climate does not take culture seriously


 Jo Caust is Associate Professor and Principal Fellow (Hon), University of Melbourne Labor launched its arts policy in Melbourne on Saturday. The new policy document is called “Renewing Creative Australia”, paying homage to Labor’s two previous cultural policy documents; “Creative Nation” in 1994 and “Creative Australia” in 2013. The policy includes a commitment to restore funding

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Election 2019: Could cultural change be only days away?


How do the major political parties understand Australia’s culture and what vision do they offer for our future asks Esther Anatolitis, the executive director of the National Association for the Visual Arts. We’ve got Labor who’ve launched a comprehensive policy after extensive consultation; the Greens, who’ve released a considered policy without a launch nor consultation;

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