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Coming home

Coming home

exhibition by artist, Katka Adams This exhibition of drawings continues my work exploring immigration, both to Australia and to the City of Lismore, based on the traditional land of the Bundjalung people. “Coming Home” draws on my own experience as a refugee (from Czechoslovakia) and looks at how our community…

The Writer’s Voice

The Writer’s Voice

by Janis Balodis The writer’s tool is language. We are all born into language, but what if the one we are born into is not the one we end up speaking? What are the forces in our lives that determine our use of language, that prompt or stifle our need…

Bibliotherapy: A Doctor’s Perspective

Bibliotherapy: A Doctor’s Perspective

by Dr Zewlan Moor I remember reading in an interview with John Murtagh, the doyen of General Practice in Australia, that he used to keep a list of all the masquerades up on the wall behind his patient’s head, so that he would not miss an important diagnosis. Once he…

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…