Books & Arts 2016 onwards

 

This page contains links to books, arts & design news and reviews published since 8 September 2016, starting with the most recent.

Click here for this page from 2013 to end of June 2014.

 

Click here for this page from end of June 2014 to September 2016.

 

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FEATURE:

The fertile space between us   In this series KIERAN FINNANE considers key instances of inter-cultural and cross-cultural creativity in Alice Springs over the last 30 years, a rich heritage on which the town could build. This link is to Part One. Scroll down the piece for links to Parts 2, 3 & 4, the text and images of Finnane’s presentation at Watch This Space as 2013 LOFTY recipient.

 

 

 

 

Work about youth justice wins top Indigenous art prize

 

 

This desert alive with the sound of music

 

 

Alice to Venice through Indigenous eyes

 

 

Hard-edged Alice could do with some softening: architects

 

 

Desert Festival launches with Henley-on-Todd

 

 

Coast to coast ‘grand tour’ for cycling architects

 

 

Triumphant painting revival at Papunya

 

Indigenous art gallery, cultural centre: combined or separate?

 

Bright future, sheer talent, the MONA effect: upbeat NAIDOC

 

Australia’s top furniture designer in 2017: Alice’s Elliat Rich

 

Respect language and the loss of language: NAIDOC forum

 

I’m not kungka, I’m arelhe

 

How’s your Arrernte going? Mwerre?

 

Birth of an art movement: the untold story

 

Refashion rhymes with passion

 

It’s a hug fest

 

Words that everyone who lives here should know!

 

And now, Finke the movie

 

Poetry of a personal and political journey

 

What bird is that? Artetyerretyerre!

 

Dancers slow time to shift perceptions

 

Art Trail, Explorer’s Way: big words, so far no substance

 

The Book of Revelations  (on zines and strange careers)

 

How did Alice Springs respond to the 1967 referendum?

 

NT Writers Festival salutes the ‘lifelines that join and cross’

 

‘Inheritors of our ancestors’ voices’: writers festival opens

 

The gaolers and the gaoled: new exhibition

 

Dick Kimber: premier scholar of Central Australia

 

Alice identity Maya Cifali remembers her girlhood in Egypt

 

Supreme Court – the inside story

 

Court placing itself above the community?

 

Fossils display will be in former Westpac building

 

Experience Aboriginal culture in the heart of the CBD

 

Just in case the postie gets lost!

 

CBD revitalisation: no need to reinvent the wheel

 

Open to those wide spaces

 

Fossil museum set to return to the CBD

 

Town artists extend a hand to visitors from APY Lands

 

Grant for Alice fest delayed in town council confusion

 

Finding home through metal: Blacken Open Air festival

 

They must be joking!

 

‘A feast of art, a spread of characters’

 

Meeting at the crossing

 

Something’s back and Somewhere’s different

 

Parrtjima to cost $2m, half will go interstate

 

‘Jasper Jones was just too much for me’

 

In the company of birds: Iain Campbell

 

Festival funding, take two?

 

Hetti Perkins on the legacy of ‘Australia’s artistic heritage’

 

Federal fest funds: does anyone know what’s going on?

 

‘Game-changing project’: committee heads announced

 

Farewell, Iain Campbell

 

Canberra to hear Arrernte plans for a Living Culture Centre

 

National Indigenous gallery: what should come first?

 

Canberra money for festivals all goes to Top End

 

Film festival of stories close to home and far afield

 

Action on trees, climate, arts & culture

 

Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice

 

Work started on national Indigenous art gallery for Alice

 

Telling the stories of war: we could do so much better

 

Plays, poetry, politics

 

The art of collecting

 

‘Maverick artist and change-agent’ wins major fellowship

 

Custodian honoured for contribution to the arts

 

Position Doubtful: revealing excavation of our place & times

 

Into Blue – from the front line of climate change

 

Fashion designs may create local industry

 

Judges and people on song for Wearable Art’s top prize

 

Traynor’s Alice Springs: more than tale of heroic white men

 

Everyday realities dosed with humour and hope: TV series

 

Namatjira project: a film and a legacy

 

Before and after that famous handful of sand

 

Aboriginal sites authority gave no cultural advice

 

White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked

 

Festival in Light ignores local advice, talent

 

Alanya making ‘dreams come true and bigger’

 

Benefactor was there at the start of huge art movement

 

Groundwork laid for NT film industry future

 

Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs

 

For richness and breadth there is nothing like Desert Mob

 

Stop the light show, says petition to Gunner

 

‘First authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world’

 

‘My future is in my hands’: winning work

 

Ground-breaking Territory play on the local stage

 

Boardwalk now a permanent blight on the landscape

 

All that jazz

 

Poetry festival for a poetic town

 

Coming eye to eye with the meaning of home and country

 

NAIDOC celebrates the Wild Dog Story of Alice Springs

 

Namatjira family: Getting listeners ‘through our art’

 

‘Making beanie dreams come true’

 

Couture on the wildside

 

Serious Whitefella Stuff: have we got a program for you!

 

Something is film, Somewhere is Alice

 

Getting the full theatrical package fit for national tour

 

Humble objects of women’s work used to ask big questions

 

Bush Bands Bash: women’s band in main line-up for first time

 

Jazz talent scores Darcy a place in top US music school

 

The sorrows of war

 

Plan for jobs, income and cultural understanding

 

‘TROUBLE mirrors our ugly parts: we can learn from this.’

 

Seeing his name in the credits drives Josh

 

Writing the stories of trouble

 

2.5km of the MacDonnell Ranges to be lit up

 

A re-visioned landscape

 

Hard and soft lessons of remote community school teacher

 

Mostly hilarious, sometimes poignant, never downbeat

 

2001 Yeperenye Federation Festival remains the benchmark

 

Alice Festival of Light coming out of the dark

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