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The Artist’s Way Week 6: Recovering a sense of abundance

Money is often the biggest creative block for artists. This week we learn to count, and to splurge on authentic…

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The Artist’s Way Week 4: Recovering a sense of integrity

A new sense of awareness and clarity emerges as we look in the mirror of Morning Pages and take ourselves…

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Why we need to advocate for visual arts careers at high school

Students and parents need help to overcome limited understanding of careers in the visual arts, says passionate teacher and visual…

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AI FOMO? Why cool heads are needed in the arts

Speakers at a recent conference took a critical stance amid pressures for those in the arts and cultural sectors to…

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LEGO has therapeutic benefits, here is how to access them

How to get the most out of LEGO's therapeutic benefits as an adult, with children and through LEGO-based therapy.

Left: Lavinia Fontana, ‘Mystic marriage of Saint Catherine’, 1574-77 oil on copper. NGV, Felton Bequest, 2021. Image: Supplied. Right: Artemisia Gentileschi, ‘Lucretia’, c.1630-35 oil on canvas. Private collection. Image: Supplied.
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Do you know the first female professional artists in Western history?

Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Aguissola and Artemisia Gentileschi sustained rewarding artistic practices with an entrepreneurial mindset.

NVAEC, Two women in black stand side by side in front of Indigenous wall hanging art. Kelli Cole, Warumungu and Luritja peoples, Curator, Special Projects, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Hetti Perkins, Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples, co-Curator, in Emily Kam Kngwarray, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, 2023. Photo: Sam Cooper.
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Repositioning: teaching and learning in the visual arts

The fifth National Visual Art Education Conference (NVAEC) saw teachers, artists and curators gathering to share ideas, inspire each other…

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10 tips for combining work and study in the arts

Be realistic and get organised. From timeboxing to flexible jobs, these ideas will help you find balance and reduce the…

Families. Korean-Japanese ‘family’ band, Tennger. Photo: Supplied. Three figures stand in a triangle arrangement looking at the viewer with their hands in prayer. They are all wearing white flowing garments in a natural setting with a brown, rocky background.
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Creativity begins at home? Families in support of artistic growth

How does the influence of creative parents affect a child as they grow? We take a look at three distinct…

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AI is now accessible to everyone: three things parents should teach their kids – and themselves

We're all learning how to use AI on the fly, but kids especially must learn the risks as well as…

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