“There’s been seven years of cataclysmic change each year,” said Margaret Simons, co-convenor of the New News conference.
Alex Griffin is a terrifically smart person with a sensitive eye for historical detail.
As you can see from the SoundCloud embed above, I spoke to Alex to discuss his article for the latest issue of Overland, which is about Australia’s long and ongoing use of offshore detention on Manus Island prior to the most recent controversies of the past decade. Alex’s article zeroes on the cultural malaise that exists then and exists now.
I am very excited to talk to him about his work.
Transcript in full here.
Social and illicit drug use has continued to be a major topic in the AFL despite the practice becoming increasingly popular amongst 18-30 year olds.
The current malaise in funding by the federal government has led to artists and arts administrators increasingly publicly making the case themselves for the continued cultural relevance of visual culture in Australia.
A number of musicians have done the surprise album drop this year, releasing material at little or no notice.
The controversy regarding Caster Semenya has ignited a hotbed of commentary about the nature of gender in sport since her appearance on the international athletics scene in 2008.
Channel Seven’s coverage of the Rio Games this year was a significant upscaling of the Olympic viewing experience for Australian viewers, or at least it purported to be.