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John Vallance, the NSW State Librarian, with the Wu siblings, Ethan, Nathan, Macayla and Allyson, in the new Children's Library. CREDIT: JAMES ALCOCK

'Children are the final frontier': The State Library embraces young readers

By Andrew Taylor
Sydney Morning Herald October 8, 2019

It has only taken 150 years, but the State Library of NSW is finally making room for young readers, according to the State Librarian John Vallance.

The Erratics by 2019 Stella Prize Winner, Vicki Laveau-Harvie

The Spotlight Continues to Shine on the 2019 Stella Prize

The Erratics
By 2019 Stella Prize Winner, Vicki Laveau-Harvie 

News outlets around the country have been delighted by the 2019 Stella Prize Winner’s gripping debut book and its unlikely story of success. See below for some of the highlights.

Choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell's new work for the Sydney Dance Company was inspired by a conundrum. CREDIT: STEVEN SIEWERT

Neon Aether: Choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell's imagination makes air apparent

By Valerie Lawson, Sydney Morning Herald, March 24, 2019

"How do you make a work with the idea of air?"  This conundrum was the starting point for choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell in creating her new work, Neon Aether.

Red Room's PIFL Program. Kirli Saunders, right, with young poet Victoria. Photo by Tad Souden.

'Songlines are our poems, they are the maps of our journeys'

By Rachael Knowles, National Indigenous Times, March 26, 2019

A First Nations poetry program is teaching the younger generation to create poetry in language, liberate ideas of identity and culture, and learn about the environment.

NSW & ACT Arts Capacity Building Recipients Announced

NSW & ACT Arts Capacity Building Recipients Announced

The Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation and W&A Johnson Family Foundation are pleased to announce the successful recipients of their co-funded Capacity Building Program for New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory artists and small to medium arts organisations. The program will distribute $340,000. This is the first collaborative funding project between the Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation and W & A Johnson Family Foundation.