Archives for the Month of August, 2011

Sixteen and perfect: my friends from Sweet Valley

In my ‘Flotsam and Feminism’ column for Farrago magazine, I talked about Sweet Valley High and my other literary friends… I spent most of my childhood reading books instead of connecting with real people. I don’t mean that in a self-pitying way—I guess in hindsight I might have been a bit lonely, but I loved reading […]

Hidden Faces: Claudia Chan Shaw

Published in 3008 Docklands magazine The selection for the Archibald Prize almost always stirs up some controversy in Australian art circles. The Hidden Faces of the Archibald presents an alternative selection, providing a unique opportunity for Victorians to see some of the Archibald entrants that didn’t make the official cut. At the centre of the […]

Where do you BELONG?

Published in 3008 Docklands magazine On stage at the Arts Centre this September, Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Belong, a unique exploration of the lives of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This is a new generation of Indigenous storytellers, using a powerful new language that combines the traditional and the contemporary to tell the story […]