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Dr Andrew Binns is a General Practitioner at Goonellabah Medical Centre and has recently launched a new website called Healthy Aspirations – addressing the determinants of health. His focused areas are Lifestyle Medicine, Art and Health, Justice Health and Aboriginal Health. Other important contributors to the website are Janet Grist,…

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…

Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship

Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship

Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship: applications extended There’s still time to apply for a Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship. Applications now close on April 30. And the mentorship it will be rescheduled to take place later in the year when health advice due to the coronavirus allows. The mentorship provides…

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…

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…