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Friday, February 28, 2020

Listen To Older Voices : Don Carless – Part 1

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying...

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

In the live-action ‘Aladdin,’ Mena Massoud stars Aladdin, while Will Smith plays the Genie. Daniel Smith/Walt Disney Pictures Though critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated “Aladdin” feature had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney...
in conversation with ghenoa gela

In Conversation with Ghenoa Gela

The winning piece of this year's KEIR choreographic awards Fragments of Malungoka- Woman of the Sea, bought to audience in both Melbourne and Sydney a performance that modernized traditional dance from the Kala Lagaw Ya language group in...
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How unearthing Queensland’s ‘native police’ camps gives us a window onto colonial violence

Ammunition found at a mounted police camp   at Eyre Creek. Lynley Wallis In 19th century Queensland, the Native Mounted Police were responsible for “dispersing” (a euphemism for systematic killing) Aboriginal people. This government-funded paramilitary force...
poetry one night stand (first)

Poetry One Night Stand (first)

You're invited to Toot Artspace + Zineshop's  Featuring: Sean M Whelan Amanda Anastasi Andy Jackson Tim Train Gemma White Jade Walsh Thursday 26th September Arrive at 7pm for a 7:30 start!   There will be alcoholic drinks avail to purchase.   Door Charge*: $10 (goes directly to...
remember the arts? departments and budgets disappear as politics backs culture into a dead end

Remember the arts? Departments and budgets disappear as politics backs culture into a dead...

The federal decision to eliminate a department of arts came as a surprise to public servants. Image: Jade Ferguson/Opera Queensland The decision to merge the Department of Communications and the Arts with Transport, Infrastructure and Regional...
true history of the kelly gang review: an unheroic portrait of a violent, unhinged, colonial punk

True History of the Kelly Gang review: an unheroic portrait of a violent, unhinged,...

This screen version of Ned Kelly does not die a hero. Stan Justin Kurzel’s latest film, True History of the Kelly Gang, marks the tenth screen version of the 1878-1880 Ned Kelly outbreak. It began in 1906...
sunday essay: histories written in the land: a journey through adnyamathanha yarta

Sunday Essay: Histories written in the land: a journey through Adnyamathanha Yarta

It is impossible to fully capture the landscape of the Flinders Ranges in one image. Spanning 400km, it is constantly changing. Shutterstock The Flinders Ranges covers a vast area spanning over 400 kilometres. The nearest...
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Your guide to the Miles Franklin shortlist: a kaleidoscopic portrait of a diverse nation

The Miles Franklin authors with their novels, clockwise from top left: Felicity Castagna, Eva Hornung, Kim Scott, Michelle de Kretser, Catherine McKinnon and Gerald Murnane.  Courtesy Perpetual/ Copyright Agency/ Martin Ollman/Timothy Hillier. Eva Hornung...
bluesman doc white’s china trip


ANATOMY OF A MUSICIAN’S TRIP TO CHINA On his recent trip to perform at Aussie Anthea Palmer’s Jimmy Hornet Creative Restaurant in Zhongshan, China, Australian Blues artist, singer and songwriter Doc White, took a detour which...