australia

Hobart’s poorer suburbs are missing out on the ‘MONA effect’

Without shopping in Glenorchy or visiting other parts of the municipality, almost no benefits are passed on to this area

Science makes art. But could art save the Australian manufacturing industry?

It will be crucial to bridge the gap between design and production

In a notoriously sexist art form, Australian women composers are making their voices heard

Australian women are writing music that tackles colonisation and misogyny

Explainer: why the rock art of Murujuga deserves World Heritage status

Australia is relatively unique because here there are still cultural connections between rock art and the people who created it

Lena Nahlous on Diversity Arts Australia

Lena has over 20 years’ experience in arts, cultural and media organisations, and has managed screen and digital media–based initiatives

Arts and culture under the Coalition: a lurch between aggression and apathy

The last six years has seen a combination of ministerial whim and purposeless economising

Missing in action: a vision for the arts in the 2019 budget

Is it too much to expect our governments to want to support not just an arts economy but also the arts as a good in themselves?

Productive Nation? Museums, Cultural Policy and Australia’s Productivity Narrative

This article traces the emergence of productivity as a central theme in Australia’s national cultural policy