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Finding the Art in Phuket

September 8, 2018 |

Ink on Paper in the Digital Age

Anthony S Cameron   I have written close to half a million words in the last five years, and most of them have involved ink landing on paper. That’s right people, these neatly … Read More

The Intentions of Shaun & Jay Perry

May 1, 2018 |

interview by Steve Proposch  

“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Shaun and Jay Perry grew up in a little mountain suburb/town called Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges about an hour … Read More

Books Behind Bars

May 1, 2018 |

Lisa D’Onofrio  

“I always thought reading was for nerds, it was hard work, not for me, covered in tatts and thick. Now I know better. What’s next?”

  It’s a Friday afternoon, in a nondescript classroom that’s seen better … Read More

Fitzroyalty

June 2, 2017 |

Brunswick Street : Art & Revolution   INTRODUCTION

Steve Proposch

During the 1950s and 60s the Australian working class became the aspirational middle class and moved in great number to the suburbs. These were mainly prewar babies who, now in … Read More

Interview: Blek le Rat

April 4, 2017 |

[extract] LONELY PLANET: STREET ART

Blek le Rat was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and is widely credited with being the first to evolve stencilling from basic lettering into pictorial art. He began in 1981 by painting … Read More

Interview: Faith47

April 4, 2017 |

[extract] LONELY PLANET: STREET ART

Faith47 is an internationally acclaimed visual artist from South Africa, whose work has been lauded for its ability to resonate with people around the world. She has held solo exhibitions in New York, London and … Read More

Social Work: Brentley Frazer

January 28, 2017 |

“The case for E-Prime rests on the simple proposition that ‘isness’ sets the brain into a medieval Aristotelian framework that makes it impossible to understand modern problems and opportunities.” – Robert Anton Wilson 1  

At a tender age, while … Read More

Reg Mombassa: Landscapes

October 30, 2016 |

SOCIAL WORK  

Born in New Zealand in 1951, Chris O’Doherty, otherwise known as Reg Mombassa, emigrated to Australia with his family in 1969. After graduating where from the National Art School in Sydney in 1975, he formed rock band … Read More

1787

September 3, 2016 |

Extract from 1787: THE LOST CHAPTERS OF AUSTRALIA’S BEGINNINGS

by Nick Brodie  

NOT A PROLOGUE

  Australia’s history did not start in January 1788. However habituated we have become to telling it this way, our national story did not … Read More

Cam Rogers: writing Quantum Break

April 1, 2016 |

interview by Steve Proposch

  “Interactive fiction is the next stage in how people tell stories,” says Cam Rogers, and he would know. For the last four years the Melbourne-born writer has been residing in Helsinki in Finland writing for … Read More