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The Archibald 2020

The Archibald 2020

At last, the arts Revolution — Archibald winners flag the end of white male dominance Vincent Namatjira’s Stand strong for who you are, acrylic on linen, 152 x 198 cm. Photo: AGNSW/Mim Stirling Joanna Mendelssohn, University of Melbourne The 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, held under the strangest of…

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health At home or at school, practising art can be used to build capacity for managing mental and emotional well-being. (Shutterstock) Brittany Harker Martin, University of Calgary During self-isolation due to coronavirus, many are turning to the arts. Perhaps they seek a creative…

Rochdale Theatre lease

Rochdale Theatre lease

Lismore Theatre Company is celebrating after Lismore City Council voted unanimously at its May meeting to grant the company a new five year lease for the Rochdale Theatre on Ballina Road Goonellabah. In 2015, Council had agreed to examine interest from potential buyers of the building at the end of…

Artists and ‘Jobkeeper’ payments

Artists and ‘Jobkeeper’ payments

From the Conversation The government says artists should be able to access JobKeeper payments. It’s not that simple Many workers in the film industry are excluded from JobKeeper. The Nightinggale/Transmission Films Guy Morrow, University of Melbourne and Brian Long, University of Melbourne This week, Australia’s finance minister Mathias Cormann told…

Self-isolation: an opportunity for creative retreat

Self-isolation: an opportunity for creative retreat

by Janet Grist With all the uncertainty around how the coronavirus will play out in our communities and the need to reduce contact with others, we will all have more time on our hands over coming months. While we may be disappointed that a much anticipated festival, or play, musical…

Coronavirus and its effects on the art market

Coronavirus and its effects on the art market

Travel bans and event cancellations: how the art market is suffering from coronavirus Anita Archer, University of Melbourne and David Challis, University of Melbourne The recently released The Art Market 2020 report provides a timely insight into how COVID-19-related disruptions are likely to impact growth and sales in the global…