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The Stella Prize: Authors (L) Charlotte Wood, (M) Jess Hill and (R) Alexis Wright, previous winners of the Stella prize

10 years of the Stella: how Australia's women's writing prize changed a nation's literature

On International Women's Day in 2011, a group of Australian women writers and editors appeared at a literary salon and spoke about their frustration at the male-dominated books industry. The following month, when the Miles Franklin shortlist was released featuring only male authors, those women decided it wasn't enough to just talk about the gender disparity they saw – they needed to do something.

Story Factory: Western Sydney Campaign Impact Report 2018-2021

Story Factory
Western Sydney Campaign Impact Report 2018-2021

Nelson Meers Foundation have proudly supported The Story Factory since 2012. This wonderful organisation enriches the lives of marginalised young people through creative writing and storytelling. Below are extracts from their Western Sydney Campaign Impact Report.

Julia Gillard: Strong Female Lead

The power of documentary in laying bare the misogyny experienced by Julia Gillard

Documentary occupies a unique place in the storytelling space. It captures and reflects our distant and not so distant history, to understand the moment we live in now. We are living in decisive times. Systems are being disrupted and challenged. And with that, is an opportunity for change.

Incarceration Nation SBS On Demand

Incarceration Nation exposes the racist foundations of policing and imprisonment in Australia, but at what cost?

“They killed him.”

David Dungay Jr died in Sydney’s Long Bay prison in 2015. In the opening scene of the documentary Incarceration Nation, Dunghutti woman Aunty Leetona Dungay, David’s mother, sets the scene for what viewers are about to witness.

UTS Social Impact Toolbox

The Social Impact of Australia’s Arts & Cultural Sector

The UTS Social Impact Toolbox is empowering organisations to evaluate their social impact in a way that is reliable, accessible and free. It aims to build the capacity of the not-for-profit sector through democratising access to the validated tools, resources and methodologies needed to evaluate and communicate social impact.

Chau Chak Wing Museum. Photography: Brett Boardman

Sydney's newest museum opens

16 November 2020

The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney opened to the public on 18 November 2020. The museum has free entry and brings together the University of Sydney's collections of antiquities, natural history, historic photographs, cultural artefacts and art.

Stella Prize 2021 Winner

Announcing the winner of the 2021 Stella Prize:
Evie Wyld for The Bass Rock

22 April 2021

Stella is delighted to announce Evie Wyld's gothic tale of toxic masculinity, The Bass Rock, as the 2021 Stella Prize winner.