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How craft is good for our health

How craft is good for our health

Author: Susan Luckman, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of South Australia At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive…

An inside view of outsider art

An inside view of outsider art

A show at Hobart’s MONA gallery prompted Dr Andrew Binns to reflect on the influence of ‘madness’ on art creation. The linked question of what is art and who is an artist is forever under challenge and this came to the fore in a recently concluded exhibition at Hobart’s now-legendary…

The joy of clay

The joy of clay

As Academic Lead for Aboriginal Health at the University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore, Bundjalung woman Emma Walke finds herself encouraging med and allied health students to find a passion outside of their day to day work and study that refreshes and nurtures them. Emma’s source of joy is…