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Pierre Hardy’s Poworama, 2011. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, gift of Pierre Hardy. Ron Wood Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum

‘Show me the sole’: the exhilarating sight of sneakers on show

A new exhibition explores the sneaker's status as a cultural icon, with shoes featuring an image of Barack Obama's head on their sole and examples of the celebrated Air Jordan 1.
Part of Meere’s iconic painting Australian Beach Pattern. Halstead Press

Discovering Charles Meere: an intriguing, subversive artist

Charles Meere's painting Australian Beach Pattern is commonly seen as an iconic celebration of our beach culture. But a new book suggests this celebrated work expresses far darker concerns.
A detail from Vincent Van Gogh’s, Olive grove with two olive pickers, December 1889 Saint-Rémy, oil on canvas 73.3 x 92.2 cm. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo © Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands

Here’s looking at: Vincent Van Gogh’s Olive grove with two olive pickers

The pickers and sinewy olives in this painting all strain upward towards the hope of spiritual salvation. But six months after he completed it, Vincent Van Gogh walked out into a wheat field and shot himself.
Governments alone cannot bridge the gaps and support affordable housing for seniors. shutterstock

Social impact investment can help retirees get the housing and care they need

Any significant decline in home ownership or equity in a home impacts higher care needs: older people will not have an asset to sell to fund the bonds required to enter aged care accommodation.

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