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Seeing is Believing: Why Representation Matters

As representation continues to be a hot-button issue across all mediums, it can be difficult to see the non-politicised side of the picture. While we distract ourselves with, and maybe even avoid, the ongoing...
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Conflict In My Outlook_We Met Online: Post-Internet Art and Dystopian Realities

Contributor: Chiara Christian In 1996, John Perry Barlow declared the future of cyberspace would be independent of government and corporate control. Utopian and idealistic, it reflected the general optimism about the liberal and egalitarian promises...

‘Like a body-blow’: How will the arts sector recover in 2021?

Contributor: Katherine Keeler For Isabella Brown and her partner Liam, an average day during the past 11 months looked something like this: sleeping-in, playing with their kitten, Penguin, and watching as the cancellations rolled in. As...

The Parramatta Road Tram – flashes of past and future visions

On a warm November day in 1958, the jacarandas are in bloom and the systematic destruction of Sydney’s tram network is in full swing. Students trickle out of the University of Sydney quadrangle and across the lawns,...

The power of monuments: A history forgotten

I feel like a trespasser. Every step a guilty echo of my crime. The room is shrouded in a dull white. Great columns of concrete mute the busy city outside and artificial lights glare...

Nothing to Declare? What about the emotional baggage?

Contributor: Rebecca Bowman How travel restrictions and hotel quarantine are imposing the real tax on mental health for returning Australians. The phone lights up beside the bed. A blaze slicing through the stillness of the night....
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Shave It Off: How My Hair Slowed Me Down

Contributor: Katherine Porritt-Fraser On the precipice of COVID-19 lockdown, I’m sitting in front of the mirror at an unfamiliar hairdresser, waiting to have my head shaved. The middle-aged woman who gleefully ushered me to a...

An Unlikely Cure to Tiktok Fatigue – Phenomenology is #Trending

It was ‘Mundane March’, 2020, and Sydney was in the throes of its first lockdown. The rest of Sydney contemplated lunch as I woke up to hit snooze once, twice, three times. It was at...
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Björk’s Biophilia album app: Putting the listener in control of the music

Contributor: Argus Fung The opening sequence of Björk’s ambitious album companion app Biophilia lays the framework for her vision and artistic direction of the record’s multi-sensory experience. As the voice of David Attenborough guides the...

Can I have one serving of bilingualism, please?

It’s Saturday dinner and our family gathers at the table. A well-cooked rib-eye steak, along with mashed potato and salad, lies neatly arranged on each individual’s plate. On the left side of the table...

Small Axe, Big Tree

Small grassroots organisations are slowly chipping away at the huge problem of Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia. “I’d like to acknowledge the Gadigal people on whose land today… I take that back. On whose...