New award to illuminate Indigenous writers

May 3, 2017

The City of Melbourne has launched a new award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors. Melbourne Mayor Robert Doyle said the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards would now include a Life Writing Award […]

Bobby Bunungurr now a work of art himself

April 5, 2017

When German-born photographer Tobias Titz met artist and actor Bobby Bunungurr, he just had to take a photo of him. “He’s such a good-looking man, you know, and on top of that he does these […]

TV’s Dion Williams limbers up his funny bone

April 5, 2017

Actor Dion Williams is about to leap out of his comfort zone, swapping television drama for the sweaty-palms world of stand-up comedy. Williams, who has appeared in shows including Gallipoli and Redfern Now, is one […]

Ryan Griffen’s TV creation is very clever, man

April 5, 2017

Science fiction drama Cleverman is breaking new ground, attracting a record five nominations in Australian TV’s annual Logie Awards to be held this month. It is the biggest number of nominations in a single year […]

Doomadgee doco charts father-son journey

March 22, 2017

When Alec Doomadgee first began filming special moments in his son Zach’s childhood, like chasing goannas and going to the footy, he couldn’t have imagined the labour of love would one day receive a standing […]

Castlemaine’s sign of things to come

March 8, 2017

The Yolngu word ‘Balndnhurr’ means a mark – or lasting impression – made by a group of people as a sign for others to follow. It’s also been chosen as the title for an art […]

Art director Jacob Boehme upends dotty cliches

March 8, 2017

The new creative director of Melbourne’s Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival wants to overturn “dots and didgeridoos” cliches about the Indigenous arts in Australia. Jacob Boehme said the festival, to be held in May, would […]

‘Thrones’ inspires game of furniture creation

March 8, 2017

The cult television series Game of Thrones is inspiring furniture creations by Indigenous craftsmen near remote Katherine in the Northern Territory. After watching the television series, one of the craftsmen used recycled wood pallets to […]

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