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Brisbane Writers Festival 2017 Picks

We’re two weeks out from the Brisbane Writers Festival, and this year, the program is absolutely amazing. Here are our picks. Marion Taylor Opening Address Thursday 7 September, 6:30-7:30pm Alec Doomadgee will open the Brisbane Writers Festival with an exploration of the importance of writing and Indigenous knowledge creation. My Walk to  ...

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interview

Q&A – Faizal Abdullah and “Hawa”

Faizal Abdullah is the artistic director of Hatch Theatrics, a collective of theatre practitioners in Singapore. Hatch Theatrics will be bringing their award winning show, Hawa, to the Brisbane Festival this year, and we sat down to talk to Faizal about theatre in Singapore, audience reactions to Hawa, and the ways in which it tackles issues  ...

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 Picks

Tickets for the Melbourne Writers’ Festival went on Friday, and what a program! Speakers include Joyce Carol Oates, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Clementine Ford, Robert Dessaix, Hera Lindsay Bird, Brodie Lancaster and John Safran. I jumped on the website, credit card in hand… this is what I’ve booked in for. I’ll see you there,  ...

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Review

DARK MOFO 2017: Reflections

Aurin I wish to acknowledge that I live and study on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonarong peoples. I also want to acknowledge the traditional Palawa owners of the land upon which DARK MOFO operates. Sovereignty was never ceded. I begin by asking you to reflect on the necessity of listening to the voices of Indigenous arts practitioners,  ...

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Emerging Writers Festival Picks

The Emerging Writers Festival will take place in Melbourne, from the 14th-23rd of June. Founding editor Yen-Rong Wong and art director Rachel Ang will both be there, as well as a slew of issue 1 contributors. Here are some of our picks! (There are many, many more – we’d list the whole program if we could.) Nuanced Voices Jonno  ...

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Ang’s Artists: Jillian Tamaki

Art Director Rachel Ang does a series on some of her favourite artists. Like most kids, I grew up reading a lot of Tintin, Asterix and Peanuts, and as a teenager, I got more into Dan Clowes and Frank Miller. After high school I stopped reading comic books. I’m not sure why, but it’s probably because I started studying Painting and thought I  ...

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Review

Ruins – Rajith Savanadasa

by Sean Mitchell In 2009, the Sri Lankan government declared a unanimous defeat over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), ending a bloody civil war that had started in 1983. War crimes were committed by both sides, and an estimated 100,000 people were killed—including 40,000 civilians. Rajith Savanadasa was born in Sri Lanka, but moved  ...

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Review

Chinese Whispers and Other Stories, curated by Pia Johnson

Shu-Ling Chua reviews Chinese Whispers and Other Stories, currently showing in Canberra. * Chinese Whispers and Other Stories features the works of four emerging female Australian artists of Chinese descent – Janelle Low, Pia Johnson, Siying Zhou and Tammy Law. Through photography and video, it challenges the viewer’s assumptions of  ...

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