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Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits, battles and a great Australian isolation bake-off Lindsay Kelley, UNSW The plan was to land in Sydney from an overseas trip on a Friday morning and immediately bake Anzac biscuits to bring along to the Country Women’s Association Tea Room at the Royal Easter Show on Saturday. Then…

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…

Crafting in times of crisis helps critters and creators

Crafting in times of crisis helps critters and creators Emily Brayshaw, University of Technology Sydney The bushfires burning across Australia are having a devastating impact on our unique native wildlife. But while record numbers of injured and orphaned animals are being treated, tens of thousands of people across Australia and…

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes Detail from Witchetty Grub Dreaming, Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis, Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu. Courtesy of the artist Roger Wepf, The University of Queensland Rich visual parallels between Indigenous artworks and microscopic natural structures hidden in the world around us reveal unexpected…

Out of Character

Out of Character

Out of character: how acting puts a mental strain on performers Actors are often required to tap profound emotions in their performance, which is one of the reasons for poor mental health in the industry. Shutterstock.com Leith Taylor, Edith Cowan University Performers are twice as likely as the general population…

For Aboriginal artists, personal stories matter

For Aboriginal artists, personal stories matter

For Aboriginal artists, personal stories matter Louise Martin-Chew, The University of Queensland In the recent Julian Schnabel film about Vincent van Gogh, At Eternity’s Gate, Vincent asserts, “I am my painting”. The lives of certain artists are often viewed popularly through the prism of biography. But in the contemporary art…