Australian writers shine at inaugural writers’ festival in London

By Jill Eddington, 4 July 2014

Feature

'The Australia Council for the Arts was pleased to support the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts held in London from 29 May to 1 June.One of the Council\'s aims is to promote Australia as a fearless, culturally ambitious nation. This means we look globally for opportunities to build awar'....

Faber’s Sarah Savitt talks VIPS 2014

By Sarah Savitt, 28 April 2014

Arts Development

Faber’s Sarah Savitt talks VIPS 2014

By Sarah Savitt, 28 April 2014

Arts Development

'‘Defend yourself!’ This was Penguin Australia’s Ben Ball’s (good natured) instruction to me after he described the relationship between UK and Australian publishing during a panel discussion about rights and territories.Before I went to Adelaide as part of the ....

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'As Day 2 of the JUMP Mentoring Intensive begins all the mentees sit cross-legged on the floor of the Merlyn Theatre of Malthouse in Melbourne.  Emily Sexton, Artistic Director of Next Wave explains that all conversation shuts down as soon as peop'....

TiNA: Critical Animals talk festival highlights and the future

By Eleanor Zeichner, 8 December 2013

Feature

TiNA: Critical Animals talk festival highlights and the future

By Eleanor Zeichner, 8 December 2013

Feature

'In this final instalment on a series of interviews with the directors of This is Not Art, Eleanor Zeichner speaks with her fellow co-directors of Critical Animals, Tulleah Pearce, Sophie Lamond and Beau Deurwaarder. CA is a festival of creative research founded in 2002 to provide a space for emerging writers and a'....

TiNA: Interview with the National Young Writers’ Festival

By Eleanor Zeichner, 1 November 2013

Feature

TiNA: Interview with the National Young Writers’ Festival

By Eleanor Zeichner, 1 November 2013

Feature

'Angela Bennetts and Antonia Hayes are co-directors of National Young Writers Festival, the largest festival in Australia dedicated to showcasing the work of young and emerging writers, presented annually at This is Not Art Festival '....

Creating awareness around arts and disability

By Gaele Sobott, 29 October 2013

Artforms

Creating awareness around arts and disability

By Gaele Sobott, 29 October 2013

Artforms

'As part of the process of writing the next three year Disability Action Plan, the Australia Council for the Arts ran three internal panel discussions around Leadership, Accessibility and Arts Practice with leading artists and arts administrators within the sector. These discussions were designed to assist'....

Michelle de Kretser talks Questions of Travel

By Joanne Simpson, 23 October 2013

Feature

Michelle de Kretser talks Questions of Travel

By Joanne Simpson, 23 October 2013

Feature

'Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka, where a significant part of her most recent and highly-acclaimed novel Questions of Travel is set. Having emigrated to Australia at 14 you could argue that, like many Australians, the question of travel is one that has informed her life.Her previous novels The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case....

This is Not Art

By Eleanor Zeichner, 15 October 2013

Blog

This is Not Art

By Eleanor Zeichner, 15 October 2013

Blog

'This is Not Art, the multi-disciplinary arts festival which comprises three sub-festivals and a host of special guests, took over Newcastle on the October long weekend, and it was a cause for celebration for many. For nearly two decades TiNA has been an experimental space for young emerging artists, writers, theatre-makers '....

Christy Dena’s digital writing residency will make you rethink robots

By Elliott Bledsoe, 10 July 2013

Feature

'From HAL 9000 in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, to trashy action flicks like I, Robot, many a cautionary tale has been spun about putting our trust in robots. As a film genre, it'....