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Greetings from Beyond the Pale: Wolf Creek

June 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock


Having been evicted from Balgo for transgressing a Christian sacred site, l am standing with my thumb out in the blistering heat. A car going the other way pulls up in a cloud of dust and hands … Read More

Australian homelands are forever

May 3, 2015 |

Peter Hylands


We have always understood that it is a crime to remove indigenous peoples from their land and that any such removal represents the worst kind of colonialism and exploitation.

In this clip and in the beautiful Yolngu … Read More

Greetings From Beyond the Pale: The Tanami Track

April 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock


Time to bid a fond farewell to Nyiripi and continue my lonely quest. The Kimberley beckons with the allure of the exotic and the unknown. The bitumen road from Alice Springs to Kununarra is a giant dog-leg … Read More

Richard Bell: Lessons on Etiquette and Manners – interview

February 19, 2015 |

Published on 18 Mar 2013  

Richard Bell Interviewed at the opening of his Lessons on Etiquette and Manners at Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton (5 February 2013) – Featuring the amazing Gary Foley. Thanks to Media Strikes Back … Read More

Greetings from Beyond the Pale: A Death in the Family

February 3, 2015 |

Ben Laycock


I am still at Nyiripi, way out in the Western Desert. Paul and Clair are the ‘gudia’ (whitefellas) that run the place. The Walpiri reckon gudia are like Toyotas. They go really well to start with, but … Read More

Greetings from Beyond the Pale: Hunting & Gathering

December 2, 2014 |

Ben Laycock


No sooner have we arrived than l am invited on a genuine, authentic, real, live, traditional hunting expedition with real, live, genuine, traditional blackfellas. I felt like all my Christmases had come at once.

We all pile … Read More

Pitcha Makin Fellaz: a multi-voiced monologue

May 23, 2014 |


The pitcha makin fellaz are a deadly mob of handsome, easy going, passionate young men who paint and write together on a regular basis in Ballarat. Formed in 2013, artists in the group are William Blackall, Ted Laxton, Peter-Shane … Read More

Mermaids in Folklore & Australian Indigenous Culture

March 3, 2014 |


by Vanessa Witschi  

Mermaids are present in the folklore of many cultures around the world. They can be found in Native American culture, Ancient Greek and Roman cultures, as well as in Asia (particularly China, Japan, Indonesia and … Read More

Uz vs Them

November 1, 2013 |

by Richard Bell


The Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF) (21–24 Nov) is off to a strong start, playing host to three of artist Richard Bell’s recent works for it’s inaugural run at Theatre Royal. CLIFF is showing … Read More