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White Night Melbourne, 2017. Tourism Victoria/flickr

Architecture, undistracted

Last week it was White Night in Melbourne. I’m embarrassed to say I was tucked up asleep in bed (it had been a long week!). But my Instagram feed attests that the architectural community, along with several…
Jazmina Cininas, Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed, 2010. Reduction linocut 52.8 x 71.8cm.

Friday essay: the female werewolf and her shaggy suffragette sisters

From witch-hunts to the suffragettes, belief in womanly werewolfs has flourished at times when the female gender was under threat. But in contemporary fiction, film and art, werewolf lore is evolving in surprising ways.
Mia Wasikowska looks down the rabbit hole in Tim Burton’s 2010 film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. AAP Image/Disney Enterprises/Imagenet/Leah Gallo

Be open to the impossible: Alice in Wonderland turns 150

This year is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland – and the story shows no signs of running out of steam.
Bright lights, big city - in the 1950s lighting for productivity and security was overtaken by lighting for spectacle, mood and advertising. Lighting the Sails - 59 Productions Vivid LIVE 2014.

Let there be light: behind the trend of illuminating cities for art

If you’re in Melbourne or Sydney over the next couple of weeks, you can enjoy the nightly transformation of some familiar urban landmarks. How should we understand this growing global enthusiasm for spectacular…

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