Culture

Reconciliation Week

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the impact of Australia’s colonial history has transcended amongst generations. The trauma of land dispossession, violence, and racism towards Indigenous Australians has been detrimental for cultural identity and spirituality. The last half century has seen steps towards sizeable action for justice for Indigenous communities. The vision of reconciliation relies […]

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The Finnish Art of Endurance

By Peter Morgan Nordic countries seem to specialise in lifestyle concepts that often defy one-word English translations. Keen outdoorsy types may be familiar with the Norwegian (and tongue defying) ‘friluftsliv’ which champions spending time in the wilderness. In the past decade, the Danes have shared the aesthetic comforts of ‘hygge’ much to the delight of inner-city design professionals worldwide. The […]

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MCA launches art-making online resource for individuals with dementia

By Alayna Patterson @twohdd An online program inspired from the onsite Artful: Art and Dementia program run by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is now available via the internet, the toolkit now accessible to those who experience dementia and their support that may have previously never heard of or were unable to attend the onsite program. The […]