14 October 2020
Noah is 17 years old, from Western Australia, He has been studying classical ballet since he was 4 years old. For him, the Marten Bequest scholarship is a step towards his dream of performing as a professional dancer for a major ballet company. When did you decide to pursue a career in dance? I started ballet when I was four years old, following my older sister to dance class. I loved it immediately, and very soon it became a major part of my everyday life. By the time I was ten or eleven, I knew that it was what I wanted to do as my career, so I slowly increased my dancing hours until I started online school in 2017 to allow more time to train.
13 October 2020
Ingenuity, gilded beauty, and fragility might be the watchwords for Venice in these surreal, liminal, COVID days. Plagued by mismanagement and scandal, no one in the city had quite believed the MOSE gates would ever be completed, let alone work. And yet on 3 October, a forecast acqua alta of 135cm was reduced to a mere 70cm and the city’s lowest point, the Piazza San Marco, stayed completely dry.
01 October 2020
‘Acts that bridge vast distances have enormous and lasting significances.’ – Raqs Media Collective, Artistic Directors, Yokohama Triennale 2020
14 September 2020
Often, the most powerful forces in our lives can be the hardest to quantify. The subtle, fluctuating levels of our own wellbeing, confidence and connections are core to our happiness, our sense of security, our decision-making and much of our economic activity.
10 September 2020
Nominations are now open for the 2021 First Nations Arts Awards. Celebrate an artist who has made an impact on your life by nominating them for a Red Ochre Award for outstanding lifetime achievement or the Dreaming Award for an emerging artist.
04 September 2020
Akolkol Dastan Gesa is a community arts and cultural development (CACD) project that enables young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to be leaders in telling their own stories.
27 August 2020
This report is the fourth study in the landmark research series that explores Australians’ engagement with and attitudes towards the arts. The National Arts Participation Survey asks how Australians are engaging with arts and creativity in our daily lives.
26 August 2020
PJ Rosas is a Yidinji Mbarbrum man whose people are originally from the Atherton Rainforests. He has worked as a professional stage manager for over 20 years and has toured nationally and internationally with major companies, with theatre and music festivals.
25 August 2020
In this bonus episode we chat with First Nations artist, curator and writer Jacob Boehme. Jacob has worked across North America, Europe, North Asia, South East Asia and South Asia, and we chat to Jacob on the wisdom of ancestors and elders on country...
20 August 2020
Formerly called the National Indigenous Arts Awards, these significant awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding creativity and lifetime achievements of Australia’s First Nations artists.