Students showcase dying Polynesian cultures

UQSPIA performing a cultural dance from Kiribati

LUISA AUSAGE The University of Queensland South Pacific Islander Association (UQSPIA) has hosted a special cultural event to showcase the music and dance of some of the many Pacific islander cultures that are present in Australia. Student-led … [Read more...]

Artist captures the beauty of the land

The Violet Van by Amanda Penrose Hart

ROMAN KATO Sydney-based artist Amanda Penrose Hart has just finished an exhibition of a new series of her work that focuses on the Australian landscape. The exhibition, titled ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next’ ran from August 22 to … [Read more...]

Brisbane artist explores the human condition

Stephen Hart with As Time Goes By

ROMAN KATO Brisbane artist Stephen Hart has opened a new exhibition, called ‘Agency: Rare Offerings from the Museum of Spent Time’ at the Jan Manton Gallery in Spring Hill. The exhibition, which contemplates technology, humanity and meaning, … [Read more...]

Dead Letter Club brings convicts to life

Dead Letter Club founder Melanie Knight

EMMA DILLON The Dead Letter Club has put pen to paper to bring Brisbane’s convicts to life in a literary event with a difference hosted by the Museum of Brisbane. The event, dubbed “Life in Irons: Brisbane's Convict Stories”, took place on … [Read more...]

Local writer to publish new poetry collection

Author Brentley Frazer

ROMAN KATO It has been a busy time for local writer Brentley Frazer. “I’m always writing,” he says. “If not then I’m thinking about the next thing, hunting the void for ideas.” Following on from the success of his 2017 memoir, Scoundrel … [Read more...]

School hosts Indigenous games carnival

Ceremonial spears

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following story contains names of persons who have died. MICHAEL SLEEP Salisbury State School celebrated Indigenous culture and learning with the launch of their first … [Read more...]

NAIDOC Week inspiration for Commonwealth Games

MITCHELL CORNISH In the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, organisers should look to NAIDOC Week celebrations as inspiration for inclusion at the events. Indigenous leader and Black and Deadly Founder Patricia Leavy, known affectionately by … [Read more...]

The Broadbeach Country Music Festival, 2017

Patrons enjoying the sunlight and the live music at Broadbeach. Photo By BCMF   By JARIAH TRAVAN This year, the Broadbeach Country Music Festival was held on July 28-30 along the waterfront over three days of incredible free … [Read more...]

Food for thought at NAIDOC Week 2017

TALISA ELEY Food is close to the heart for Gold Coast Indigenous leader Annie Woodcock. She showcased the humble bush scone known as “Johnny Cakes” at the 2017 NAIDOC Celebrations at Griffith University Gold Coast campus in July. For the … [Read more...]

Refugees mental health: cultural complexities

ALANNAH KERR “We journey towards a home not of our flesh. It’s chestnut trees are not of our bones. Its rocks are not like goats in the mountain hymn. The pebbles’ eyes are not lilies. We journey towards a home that does not halo our heads … [Read more...]