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Andrew Bovell

The alchemy of collaboration

Amanda Duthie, Christos Tsiolkas, Cate Blanchett

In Andrew Bovell: The alchemy of collaboration, Australian artists and filmmakers pay tribute to one of Australia's greatest writers for stage and screen. Andrew Bovell's credits include the landmark film Lantana and the award-winning play When the Rain Stops Falling. He adapted Kate Grenville's book The Secret River for stage and John le Carre's A Most Wanted Man for the big screen. ...
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Angela Valamanesh

About being here

Cath Kenneally, Angela Valamanesh

Angela Valamanesh is one of Australia's most intriguing ceramic artists. Her art is aesthetically minimal and cunningly simple, allowing us to interpret universal and ever-perplexing human, animal and organic forms. Valamanesh re-immerses us in the primeval rawness of form and function and, in doing so, the artist succeeds in visualising what many of her contemporaries have avoided - the symbiosis between art and science. ...

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Angola: Promises and Lies

Karl Maier

Angola's civil war has been the longest and bloodiest in Africa. In 1992 the country, once the battleground for a proxy war between the Cold War superpowers, was supposed to become a symbol of ...
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Animism

Respecting the living world

Graham Harvey

In this new book Graham Harvey applies this new use of the term 'animism' applies to the religious worldviews of communities and cultures such as Ojibwe, Maori, Aboriginal Australian and eco-Pagan to introduce the diversity of ways of being animist. ...
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Annabelle Collett

Creator and catalyst

Kathie Muir

Annabelle Collett (1955-2019) was a South Australian designer and artist whose work embraced art, design and craft.

Her fashion designs and particularly her dramatic knitwear produced under the Ya Ya Oblique Clothing label attained international recognition. Her work also encompassed furniture design, graphics, costume and interior design, public art and environments. From the early 1990s Annabelle concentrated on making sculptural art pieces about the human form and its coverings, looking at the function and cultural meaning of attire with reference to ideas about gender, the body and sexuality. ...
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Annette Bezor

A passionate gaze

Richard Grayson, Annette Bezor

Annette Bezor worked in areas which are endlessly significant and engaging - gender, sexuality, beauty, human relations and their representation. This retrospective of her work to date showcases fifty paintings in full colour, framed with an essay by Richard Grayson. ...
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Another Universe

Friendly Street Poets 28

Kate Deller-Evans, Steve Evans

Award-winning authors Kate Deller-Evans and Steve Evans present the best poems of 2003 read at Friendly Street, Australia's longest-running public poetry venue. Another Universe brings ...
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Anticipating Municipal Parks

London to Adelaide to garden city

Donald Leslie Johnson

Adelaide is well known for its encircling park lands and beautiful gardens. They have been the site of many prestigious events and at times the source of much contention. In Anticipating Municipal Parks, Don Johnson contests the accepted understanding that Colonel William Light was the sole architect of the city of Adelaide, revealing the often-ignored role of Light's Deputy Surveyor, George Strickland Kingston. ...

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Anzac Biscuits

The power and spirit of an everyday national icon

Allison Reynolds

Anzac biscuits, baked in Australia and New Zealand for over a century, have a powerful connection to the national identity and culture of both countries. But what is the story of this national icon? Were they eaten by troops during the First World War? When did coconut make an appearance? And where do you stand on the crispy versus chewy debate? ...
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Anzac Day

The Undying Debt

J.G. Pavils, Bill Gammage

In Anzac Day Pavils uses archival documents, media reports and material evidence to illustrate the beginnings of Anzac Day evolving into Australian culture, and discusses the contentious issues that have surrounded the commemoration of the day since 1915. ...
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