Personal experience inspires a human-centred design for palliative care patients

  WHAT does design for death with dignity look like? And how can subacute hospital rooms, or any room, be easily transformed to support the emotional needs of a patient and their family during end-of-life care? These questions of needs, … Continue reading

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A New National Small Sculpture Award Draws Entries From Emerging to Established Artists

The prize is supported by the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Fund and a private donor with entries judged by artists and McClelland Trustees Lisa Roet and John Young AM, and Jason Smith, Director of Geelong Gallery.  Artists James Geurts, Matt Hinkley, Kerrie Poliness and Cyrus Tang … Continue reading

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The Challenge

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DION IS A BALL OF NERVOUS ENERGY and not sure about his place in the boisterously loud play-baiting of his elder brother Ned, his sister Lizzy, and his brother’s mate Nick. They’ve been patrolling the suburban train station since eight … Continue reading

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Memory

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Short story LAURIE stares into the tiny flame. The one that dances exuberantly atop the eight of his eightieth birthday candles. It takes him back to another time and place across the ocean and seas to a patch of land … Continue reading

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The Flood

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Short story scene one THE BOSS is missing and his missus is hysterical. Their son and daughter went out looking for him on horseback yesterday. They haven’t come home yet. Pete has been up for forty-eight hours trying to save … Continue reading

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The Coughing Fit

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A short story THE RED FEATHERS of Florence Broadhurst’s Peacock wallpaper perfectly match the dense bright red carpet of the dining room. I’d spent years admiring this luscious bold pattern and its shimmering silver base colour. My grandmother had coordinated … Continue reading

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Five Australian Public Art projects make the Top 100 list of the international CODAawards

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FIVE AUSTRALIAN artworks have made the Top 100 list of the international CODAawards and are eligible for the People’s Choice awards with online voting ending June 30. The awards recognise outstanding commissioned artworks which are integrated into site-specific projects across … Continue reading

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Building a dream for locally made knitwear

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A small fashion house is making wool cool again through a very personal meet the maker brand story. THIS JANUARY McIntyre Australia showcased their merino knitwear at Pitti Uomo in Florence for the second year in a row. For a fashion … Continue reading

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Love Wheels made for PM, celebrates Marriage Equality

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ELOISE, aka Newtown Treblemaker  to her Instagram followers, is a yarn bomber, yoga teacher and lawyer. She prefers to remain anonymous but this may not be possible for much longer. Her yarn bombing exploits made international news thanks to photos posted by the … Continue reading

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Dior retrospective hits a fashion high for the NGV

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FOR AN OCCASIONAL seamstress like me, the blockbuster exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture presented by the National Gallery of Victoria has fired up my fantasy as an undiscovered rock star fashion designer. If I steer … Continue reading

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