Deborah Williams and changing the world through Creative Diversity

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Deborah Williams is an award-winning actor, writer, theatremaker and executive director of the UK’s Creative Diversity Network. She is in Australia this week to present a keynote speech at the Fair Play Symposium for Diversity Arts Australia in partnership with Creative Victoria. She will be also speaking at Belvoir Theatre, Sydney today from 4 -6pm. My road

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Hollywood Saint – Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition review (Canberra)

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Exhibitions, Reviews, Visual Arts |

In its first major exhibition in over ten years, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra shines the spotlight on one of Western Australia’s brightest stars with the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures. Produced in collaboration with Western Australian Museum, it sweeps through Ledger’s career – it includes items from his high

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Fred and Mary Schepisi bring artists together for a cause

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Charity: not so sweet when you’re an artist who spends a fair whack of your working year fielding requests from fundraisers to donate work. Even the most generous artist can be forgiven for greeting yet another charity auction pitch with the enthusiasm typically reserved for door-to-door doom merchants or solar-panel telemarketers. That’s something painter Mary

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Picasso, art and #metoo

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Hannah Gadsby excoriated Picasso in her viral Netflix Nanette show: as a misogynist and child abuser (P was 46 when he got with 17-y-o Marie-Therese Walter) his work is disqualified from being celebrated; “genius” is no excuse. A male and institutional blind eye is turned for his (and their) benefit. The excellent Hermitage show at the

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