Kathleen Petyarre looking across Atnangker country, Northern Territory, December 2000.
Photograph Ian North; courtesy Wakefield Press
Petyarre, who won the Telstra prize for Indigenous art in 1996, has died in Alice Springs.
The Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The site is the centre of Australia’s naval industry.
Australia's naval shipbuilding projects could anchor the future of advanced manufacturing in the national economy.
Palliative care nurses, social workers and people from the funeral industry are among those who work as death doulas.
You've more than likely heard of birth doulas. But nowadays, death doulas are providing support at the end of life. How they fit into existing structures of care remains to be understood.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land was created over 30 years ago, but has only now received its Australian premiere.
This play is in fact two plays woven together, one being a tragic love story, the other a farce set in a mythical land.
A crowd at Martin Place, Sydney, celebrates the news of the signing of the Armistice on November 11 1918.
Australian War Memorial
This year marks 100 years since the fighting stopped in the first world war. The commemoration of the armistice, Remembrance Day, remains potent but is also changing with the times.
The performers in Sutra, which saw its Australian premiere at the OzAsia Festival.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s fusion of the choreographic universe of contemporary dance with the kung fu techniques of the famed Shaolin monks is both masterful and unexpected
As German Chancellor for 13 years, Merkel has been a dominant figure in European politics.
After 18 years as leader of her party, and 13 as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has announced that this will be her last term. How has she changed Germany and the world?
A DJ provides the soundtrack of Damascus in While I Was Waiting.
A group of diasporic Syrian actors in Marseilles came together with a few remaining in their home country to create this touching, hard-hitting play.
Darcy, played here by Colin Firth in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, has morphed from dreamboat to vampire in recent fiction.
A Mr Darcy Halloween costume anyone? How the brooding hero of Pride and Prejudice has been reinvented as a vampire.
‘The biggest disco on the planet since 1979’: Dancing Grandmothers take the stage in Adelaide.
Josang Young Mo Choe
Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ah tnravelled up and down her native land, videotaping older women dancing.
Far too much of Australians’ diet comes from foods that have virtually no nutrients.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows we're eating less junk food than before, but still far too much.
A member of a rare group of 410-million-year-old jawless fishes from Australia meets a mate.
along the shoreline (artist’s impression).
New research shows shallow, near-land seas similar to Bass Strait were critical in the early days of fish evolution. These are the waters we need to protect now to ensure ongoing biodiversity.
Around 60% of aged care residents require more than four hours of care per day.
The biggest system failure in aged care is staffing. We don't need to wait until the royal commission is over to fix it – this can be done now.
First Man: Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
The new film is a down-to-Earth portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong and our complex relationship with the Moon.
Geoffrey Rush as Basil Hunter on a ferry near Luna Park Sydney in Fred Schepsi’s The Eye of the Storm (2011).
A marvellous exhibition of Australian film stills, now showing in Adelaide, offers a form of visual ethnography.
Evolution and the art of motorcycle development, now that’s an interesting connection.
Travel from Perth to Melbourne and every kilometre you go represents 100 million years of life on Earth. So let's take a ride, on a motorcycle of course.
While watching this weekend’s AFL Grand Final between West Coast and Collingwood, listen out for ‘action’ and ‘digression’ in the commentary.
Like epic poets, AFL commentators improvise in short phrases, not sentences, because it creates vivid images of fast action.
Senator Pauline Hanson says Australia’s immigration policy has led to “culturally separate communities” in Australian cities.
Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying 'more than a million people' in Australia 'cannot speak English well or at all'. Let's look at the numbers.
In Steven Sewell’s play, two physicists search for ‘truth’.
Stephen Sewell's play questions truth, humanity and what constitutes our individual and collective worlds.
Children in suburbs with low levels of education and employment and high rates of poverty and crime are also missing out on the experiences that help make upwards social mobility possible.
Children growing up in the most disadvantaged suburbs also lack the social opportunities to develop skills and aspirations that would improve their prospects in life.