Features / Finding Peace – MOKUY by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

14 Apr 2014

Dance by Kristian Pellissier

Features / Finding Peace – MOKUY by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

14 Apr 2014

Dance by Kristian Pellissier

'Gary Lang NT Dance Company is a powerful connecting force in the Northern Territory, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to explore subject matter that resonates deeply within the community.  Bringing together a unique blend of places, voices and cultures, Gary Lang’s latest work MOKUY, presented by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring, is intensely personal.  It is a universal expression of the tragedy of yo'....

Blog / Mapping Frictions: Stories from Bankstown

11 Apr 2014

Blog by Kavita Bedford

Blog / Mapping Frictions: Stories from Bankstown

11 Apr 2014

Blog by Kavita Bedford

'"Friction\' is what occurs when things rub against each other. It can cause eruptions as people in a place push up against one another, jostling for space. Bankstown has commonly been portrayed as a site of friction; as ethnic communities sparking on the fault line, a site of violence and crime. A multicultural community presented by the media as a \'clash of civilisations\'. But friction also creates energy—and with it comes new possibilities."....

Speeches / The art of leverage: co-mingling public and private funding

20 Feb 2014

Australia Council by Rupert Myer AM

Speeches / The art of leverage: co-mingling public and private funding

Australia Council by Rupert Myer AM

'Global Giving to the ArtsTHE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ART HISTORYThe University of MelbourneTuesday | 18 FebruaryThe art of leverage: co-mingling public and private funding – Rupert MyerAcknowledgmentsFred Grimwade, Chair, and Kerry Gardner, Deputy Chair, Australian Institute of Art History and Professor Jaynie Anderson, AIAH Director and Herald Chair of Fine ArtsFellow speakers, distinguished guests'....

Blog / The work of Richard Lewer

27 Mar 2014

Blog by Rebecca McLean-Chan

Blog / The work of Richard Lewer

Blog by Rebecca McLean-Chan

'The story of a Perth-based pensioner, who survived a failed suicide pact with his wife Julie prompted Richard Lewer to draw and narrate their story in his latest work. Richard is a visual artist working across drawing, animation, performance and painting who explores themes of the everyday. He views himself as a contemporary social realist collecting and documenting, drawing patterns and connections from crime, sport and religion. The tragic love story is at the heart of Richard’s work titled '....

News / What is the ISPA Australia Council Legacy Program?

12 Mar 2014

Arts Development by Dr Ricardo Peach

News / What is the ISPA Australia Council Legacy Program?

Arts Development by Dr Ricardo Peach

'The five recipients of the recent ISPA Australia Council Legacy Program travelled to New York in the blistering cold of a US winter to discover the warmth of one of the world’s most renowned international performing arts networks.Australian recipients Rachel Whitworth from Performing Lines WA, Simeon Moran from Snuff Puppets, Catherine Jones from Chunky Move, Theresa Famularo from Cre8ion and Charlie Cush from Circa atte'....

News / Danish Ministry of Culture delegation visit Australia

15 Dec 2013

Community Partnerships by Alissar Chidiac

News / Danish Ministry of Culture delegation visit Australia

Community Partnerships by Alissar Chidiac

'Coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House – and the visit of the patrons of the celebrations, Denmark\'s Crown Prince Couple, HRH Prince Frederik and HRH Princess Mary – there was a delegation of the Danish Ministry of Culture, who attended less media publicised events at the Australia Council for the Arts and at ....

Features / Festival of Live Art

14 Mar 2014

Feature by Andrew Donovan

Features / Festival of Live Art

14 Mar 2014

Feature by Andrew Donovan

'Kicking off its first year, the Festival of Live Art is a 17 day festival hosted in Melbourne between the 14 – 30 March, 2014. With funding support from Emerging and Experimental Arts of the Australia Council, the Festival of Live Art (FOLA) is going to take audiences to new and intimate places, both literally and metaphorically!Recent years have seen a prol'....

Blog / Are you a Geek? Roland Kay-Smith is.

21 Mar 2014

Australia Council by Naomi

Blog / Are you a Geek? Roland Kay-Smith is.

21 Mar 2014

Australia Council by Naomi

'Not many people can list gutting fish among their qualifications but for former Geek in Residence Roland Kay-Smith it is just one of his many talents, ‘I played rock ‘n’ roll way past my bedtime, I earned a wage at a record company, I wrote for music magazines and dabbled in film and '....

News / Namatjira's visit London

11 Dec 2013

Community Partnerships by Big hART

News / Namatjira's visit London

11 Dec 2013

Community Partnerships by Big hART

'On November 27, Lenie Namatjira and Kevin Namatjira  - grandchildren of renowned Central Australian Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira – were invited to attend a private audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace ahead of the international theatrical premiere of Namatjira at London’s Southbank Centre.Both Lenie and Kevin also appeared in the Big hART stage product'....

Features / Home is where the Hall is

13 Mar 2014

Feature by Kristian Pellissier

Features / Home is where the Hall is

13 Mar 2014

Feature by Kristian Pellissier

'As a primary meeting point, halls often carry the heart and collective memory of communities, written on their walls and embedded in their foundations. For over 22 years, Stompin have been creating site-specific performances from their base in Launceston, Tasmania, presenting dance in unique and engaging wa'....