Category: from the Conversation

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Are Australia’s art schools endangered?

Friday essay: amid a war on culture, are Australia’s art schools an endangered species? shutterstock Sasha Grishin, Australian National University The plight of art schools in Australia in recent decades is hardly breaking news....

Judith Beheading Holofernes, painted by Artemisia Gentileschi c. 1614-20

Why weren’t there any great women artists?

Why weren’t there any great women artists? In gratitude to Linda Nochlin Judith Beheading Holofernes, painted by Artemisia Gentileschi c. 1614-20. Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli/Wikimedia Commons Joanna Mendelssohn, University of Melbourne In January 1971,...

Stand strong for who you are

Archibald winners

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...

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Healing with reading and writing

Bibliotherapy: how reading and writing have been healing trauma since World War I Viacheslav Nikolaenko via Shutterstock Sara Haslam, The Open University; Edmund King, The Open University, and Siobhan Campbell, The Open University Bibliotherapy...