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A message ploughed in the land calls on the federal government to help drought-affected farmers near the wheatbelt town of Kondinin in 2001. Liza Kappelle/AAP

Writing the WA wheatbelt, a place of radical environmental change

In two 30-year periods, an area in WA roughly the size of England was stripped of native vegetation for farming. It has produced some of our finest writers, from A.B. Facey to Dorothy Hewitt to Jack Davis.
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.

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