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MTArt Agency Project in Alabama, US, the first sculpture park dedicated to addressing how slavery is depicted, featuring artist Rayvenn D Clark. Photo: Supplied. A large-scale sculpture of three busts of black figures, presumably of African descent.
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We live in a visual world

UK creative entrepreneur Marine Tanguy argues for the need of visual literacy when it comes to misinformation and AI.

Craft hobbies using humble and nostalgic materials. Photo: Amy Shamblen, Unsplash. Colourful paper stripes shooting out of an icecream cone with a small paper umbrella at the top. The background is a pastel yellow.
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Craft hobbies you may have overlooked

Apart from crocheting and knitting, there are other craft hobbies that have come back into fashion with new aesthetic twits.

Still from 'Natural Rythms of Australia' by VANDAL at Darling Quarter North. Photo: Supplied.
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Exploring the ethics of Artificial Intelligence in art

Creators behind year-long generative AI work that traces changes in Australia’s natural environment unveil their considerations when it comes to…

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How ‘mental health’ has been reimagined in the workplace

Good mental health in the arts won’t happen until we see people with lived experienced enabled and included as leaders…

A series of blue and white screen printed workers uniforms, arranged like a shopfront display. They feature the writing '(DON'T) BE AN ARTIST' in a newsprint style.
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Are we missing an opportunity when we say ‘arts jobs are real jobs’?

Who are we leaving behind when we justify artist work on the system's terms? Are we missing an opportunity for…

Illustration with a person wearing a red hood standing against a smoky background with large blocks of red and grey. The atmosphere is dystopian.
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Is fear around AI doing more harm than good?

Our anxiety is pitching artists against AI when collaboration and exploration are what's needed.

Two self-portraits of the artist sitting on chairs facing away from the viewer, all in a monochrome pinky-red. They are overlaid with semi-transparent writing which says "Is there a labour crisis in Australia today? Well that depends on what you mean by crisis".
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Artist burnout is not a mental health issue – it is a labour issue

Reframing burnout in labour terms would implicitly shift our approach to advocacy around artist well-being.

sculpture Abdul-Rahman Abdullah working with wood tools
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Rise in the cost of living impacting artists

Hikes in living costs are putting the pinch on studio practice – artists offer their advice on soldiering on through…

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Damn! Damage happens to artworks; how to handle it

Are corporate events putting our galleries and collections at risk? How to manage damage to artworks when it occurs.

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Enough with the selfies; look at the art

US museum guard Dereck Stafford Mangus urges museum goers to put their phones down, just for a minute.

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