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A Good360 Time for Giving

A Good360 Time For Giving

Probono Australia
Thursday 17th November 2016

It’s time for giving and Good360 – which puts corporate product donations into the hands of Australians who need it – has raised $100,000 to help charities give over Christmas.

Walk Through Walls: Marina Abramović on Art, Fear, Taking Risks, and Pain as a Focal Lens for Presence

Walk Through Walls: Marina Abramović on Art, Fear, Taking Risks, and Pain as a Focal Lens for Presence

Article by Maria Popova,, 26 October 2016

“To make use … of the sufferings that chance inflicts upon us is better than inflicting discipline upon oneself,”  Simone Weil wrote in contemplating how to make use of our suffering shortly before her untimely, heroic death in 1942.

Stella’s Girls Write Up tells kids good writing starts with having something to say

Stella’s Girls Write Up tells kids good writing starts with having something to say

Article by Camilla Nelson, The Conversation, 24 June 2016

Clementine Ford is no stranger to speaking out. This makes her a near-perfect poster person for the Stella’s schools program and their latest project Girls Write Up – a day-long wordfest and workshop for high school students – held for the first time this week to sell-out crowds in Sydney and Melbourne.

AGNSW Art and Dementia Program

Art Gallery of NSW
Art and Dementia Program

Looking at paintings brings pleasure for people living with dementia

A newly published study of the Art Gallery of New South Wales's art access program for people living with dementia highlights the pleasurable experience that looking at art brings for people with dementia as well as their carers, family members and health care professionals.

AGNSW Exhibition: Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital

AGNSW Exhibition
Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital.

AGNSW and UNSW Art & Design use new technologies to explore objects and create experiences.

A major international exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW brought together an extraordinary array of objects and a fully-immersive augmented-reality installation developed by UNSW Art & Design Professor Sarah Kenderdine and Professor Jeffrey Shaw, in collaboration with the Dunhuang Academy.

Announcing Girls Write Up!

Announcing Girls Write Up!
Stella Schools Program

The Stella Schools Program is thrilled to announce Girls Write Up: a gender-inclusive, intersectional, daylong wordfest for teens that teaches empowerment through writing and sharing stories. Girls Write Up will be held in Melbourne on 17 June, and Sydney on 21 June, 2016. Girls Write Up is for anyone who has felt limited by their gender and wants to understand how language can be used to liberate and empower.

Announcing the 2016 Stella Prize Winner

Announcing The Stella Prize
2016 Winner

Announced 19 April 2016, the winner of the 2016 Stella Prize is Charlotte Wood for The Natural Way of Things. Brenda Walker, Chair of the 2016 judging panel, says of the winning book: "This is a novel of – and for – our times, explosive yet written with artful, incisive coolness. It parodies, with steely seriousness, the state of being visible and female in contemporary Western society."

Announcing the 2016 Stella Prize Shortlist

Announcing The Stella Prize
2016 Shortlist

Announced 10 March 2016, the Stella Prize is delighted to announce the six extraordinary books on the 2016 Stella Prize shortlist. From more than 170 entries, this year's Stella Prize judges – author and academic Brenda Walker (chair); writer and social commentator Emily Maguire; award-winning writer and essayist Alice Pung; literary critic and author Geordie Williamson; and bookseller and founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Suzy Wilson – selected a longlist of twelve books, which they have narrowed down to a shortlist of six.

Review on Winterreise: Matthias Goerne, Sydney Festival

Winterreise: Matthias Goerne, Sydney Festival
Review by Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine 8 January 2016

Collaborations, fusion, mixed media, old wine in new bottles. Such is the life blood and raison d'être of the international festival and when it goes right it is a unique opportunity for audiences to immerse themselves in something unrepeatable and rather special. Such is the case with this bold take on Schubert's bleakest song cycle, Winterreise, as performed by German bass-baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Markus Hinterhaüser against a vivid and hypnotic filmic backdrop courtesy of South African artist and director William Kentridge.