The Archibald Prize has been swamped by ‘selfie’ culture

The Archibald Prize has been swamped by ‘selfie’ culture

Posted May 11, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Del Kathryn Barton’s Archibald Prize entry shows the artist with her pet. (AGNSW: Jenni Carter) Selfie culture has stormed the Archibald Prize with 21 self-portraits among the 58 finalists in the Art Gallery of NSW’s annual public portraiture competition. The figure is double that …

International friendship may spark new fusion artform, blending Indigenous and Indian culture

International friendship may spark new fusion artform, blending Indigenous and Indian culture

Posted May 13, 2018 15:15:34 Photo: Britt Guy and Raju Rathi first met in Pushkar, India in 2016. (ABC News: Emilie Gramenz) A small art space in the heart of Darwin fills with soft thudding, as enthusiastic amateurs use simple paints and carved wooden blocks to hand-print in a traditional …

Fremantle Dockers sponsors issue please explain notice over Ross Lyon club culture scandal

Fremantle Dockers sponsors issue please explain notice over Ross Lyon club culture scandal

Updated May 10, 2018 20:48:51 Photo: Fremantle Dockers coach Ross Lyon has been linked to a sexual harassment complaint at the club. (Supplied: AAP) Related Story: AFL chief McLachlan defends league’s handling of harassment claims Related Story: Some say the AFL is in crisis, but the crowds keep turning up …

Breath review: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is a nostalgic tribute to surf culture but has rare moments that shine

Breath review: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is a nostalgic tribute to surf culture but has rare moments that shine

Updated May 03, 2018 17:56:10 Photo: The film references director Simon Baker’s upbringing. (Supplied: Roadshow Films) Related Story: ‘Men need to let go’: Tim Winton reflects on toxic masculinity in his latest novel Perhaps some books aren’t meant to be adapted for the screen. Or at least not on your …

Banking royal commission has laid bare the financial industry’s toxic culture

Banking royal commission has laid bare the financial industry’s toxic culture

Updated April 28, 2018 09:55:58 Think about where you work. Where you’ve worked. The local community group you’re involved in. Your sports team, the one you initially loved but didn’t quite gel with so you left. That is culture. Culture is hard to define and easy to dismiss but the …

Regulator ASIC has a ‘culture of subservience to the big banks’, says former employee

Regulator ASIC has a ‘culture of subservience to the big banks’, says former employee

Posted April 25, 2018 12:19:02 ASIC has a culture of subservience and acquiescence when it comes to the big banks, says a former lawyer for the corporate watchdog. James Wheeldon worked for ASIC as a junior lawyer for just under a year between 2004 and 2005, and said many of …

Arnhem Land artists reveals playful side of Indigenous culture in Darwin

Arnhem Land artists reveals playful side of Indigenous culture in Darwin

Posted April 22, 2018 12:06:23 Photo: The exhibition showcases “the playful side” of Injalak art. (ABC News: Dijana Damjanovic) Related Story: Arnhem Land artists’ Sydney exhibition links ancient stories with political advocacy Related Story: Arnhem Land designs to be showcased at Commonwealth Games parade Artists from West Arnhem Land have …

Objects of Islamic faith and culture explored in new National Museum of Australia exhibition

Objects of Islamic faith and culture explored in new National Museum of Australia exhibition

Updated April 20, 2018 14:15:34 Photo: Dala’il al-Khayrat (Guidelines to Blessings) By Abu Abdallah Muhammad ibn Sulayman-al-Jazuli Ottomon, Turkey, 19th Century. (Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah Museum Authority, 2006_2181) Embroidered textiles from Uzbekistan, musical instruments from Morocco and a horse saddle from North Africa are all part of a …

Australian Test captain Tim Paine says team culture needs ‘tweaks’, vows to reduce sledging

Australian Test captain Tim Paine says team culture needs ‘tweaks’, vows to reduce sledging

Updated April 19, 2018 16:23:53 Photo: Tim Paine (front) has had a tough start as Australian Test captain — but he says the team is capable of regaining the trust of the public. (AP: Themba Hadebe) Related Story: Australia’s new Test cricket captain is ‘Tassie-tough’ and plays for keeps Related …

Rich bird life, culture inspires Yirrkala teenager Siena Stubbs to become published author

Rich bird life, culture inspires Yirrkala teenager Siena Stubbs to become published author

Posted April 15, 2018 07:00:01 Photo: Siena Stubbs with an early version of Our Birds (left) and, two years later. (Supplied: Will Stubbs) Less than two years ago, Siena Stubbs was a 14-year-old schoolgirl and casual admirer of the birds in her hometown of Yirrkala. Now, despite still living about …