Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary is an effervescent celebration of the designer’s use of fashion to manifest new attitudes, ideas and ambitions in the post-war landscape.
Blackness has long been absent from Australian public galleries. And if present, it is often portrayed as the voiceless and nameless muse or servant to the whiteness of the protagonist. Importantly the National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial shows signs of change.
After witnessing the carnage caused by the Trump administration, the 701-page first instalment of A Promised Land, Obama’s presidential memoirs, seems like a gift from what was, in retrospect, a golden age; an age in which the President took advice and made a serious effort to communicate complex ideas.
Creative writing piece by Meera Atkinson in collaboration with formerly incarcerated people with a history of injecting drug use and participants in a recent study by the University of New South Wales.
Saving Rice Relations is a political time-travelling satire. This fictional letter pens instructions that the author wishes had been said during the rise of Hansonism.
Esther Rockett, the co-founder of the Stranded Aussies Action Network, writes on the Government’s failure to guarantee the right to return to one’s home country for Australia’s aboard during the pandemic.
In ‘Truth’, Anna Jabour considers the dynamics of power and control in relationships.
Facebook tried to use Australia as a warning to the rest of the world about what happens when you try to regulate them. Instead, they have shown that they are no longer the friendly social network and will go to great lengths to get their way.
In this poem, John Bartlett examines scenes from the past and present day to consider how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
As online technology advances unfettered by ethical restraint, their creators increasingly see the resulting problems as an “existential threat”, in Neflix’s new documentary The Social Dilemma.
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.