Topic: arts

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    January 21, 2015 The Faculty of Arts: A crash-course in contemporary Australia #wmbb2015

    The arts are often misconstrued as wishy-washy and meaningless compared to the hard sciences or business. This week at the University, students in the Humanities and Law stream of the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program found out it’s anything but. One of the feature events was a visit to the the Downing Centre […]

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]

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    November 14, 2014 Cave paintings and the brain

    You might expect that our ancient human ancestors first started painting the same way that young children do. Maybe they would start out with things they have seen before – like everyday objects and pets, and eventually move on to subject matter more abstract and imaginative. Or maybe it’s something a little more mysterious. Some […]

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    November 12, 2014 Tavi Gevinson makes the F-word less dirty

    Even a couple of years ago, putting forward an opinion about feminism seemed provocative, making many people cringe. Though the topic is definitely no less heated now, Tavi Gevinson is gently pushing it back onto the agenda via her online magazine, Rookie, and people are listening. Lady Gaga described her as “the future of journalism”, […]

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    November 7, 2014 Why we pay too much for not enough

    Being a gamer, much like drug addiction and building rockets out of gold, is an expensive habit. The main difference between gaming and those other two things is that with them, you mostly get what you pay for. Oh, and I guess the other things are also illegal? But I digress. Originally, this was going […]