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Stillness of “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present” moves audiences

There is much more to Marina Abramović than just being a ‘crazy’ and controversial performance artist. The feature-length documentary, Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present, invites the audience to go behind the scenes as she prepares for a major retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010. The … Continue reading

Australian health system not designed for Indigenous people

The Australian hospital system, which was based on a British model, is not fully catering to the needs of the Indigenous community. Professor Dennis McDermott from Flinders University in Adelaide says a recent study in Adelaide, called ‘Our own backyard’, found that two thirds of Aboriginal people experienced institutional racism, and two thirds of those … Continue reading

Reconciliation campaign aims to take back identity

The eviction of the Aboriginal tent embassy from Brisbane’s Musgrave Park last week brought into focus tensions between protesters and the authorities. Dr. Winnifred Louis, social psychology professor at the University of Queensland, says prejudice, racism and hate are still issues in the city. “Brisbane is more welcoming of minorities and more favourable to Indigenous Australians … Continue reading

Mimes pressuring government’s foreign aid commitment

Vision Generation will be making themselves seen but not heard across Australia’s capital cities in a mime flashmob on May 26 aimed at raising awareness of preventable deaths in third world countries. The youth movement connected to World Vision, hopes to pressure the government to honour their foreign aid commitment of 0.5% Gross National Income … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland ballet: a bright and colourful affair

Queensland Ballet brought to life the epic adventure of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the story of a little Victorian girl who finds herself in a strange land. The modern ballet with its eclectic mix of music and some wonderfully choreographed dancing was a brilliant rendition of the classic tale. The fun begins right from the start … Continue reading

Mary Poppins the Musical: practically perfect in every way

I lost count long ago of the amount of times I watched the Disney classic Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The infectious melodies, magic tricks and enchanting scenarios would capture my imagination time and time again. So I jumped at the chance to see it live at QPAC. I knew the movie … Continue reading

Beanbags and Picnics

Courier Mail, December 17-18, 2011 Don’t let the wet start to the summer stop you from heading to your local parks and watching movies under the stars. The Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema in New Farm Park invites Brisbanites to grab their picnic blankets and baskets and join them for some holiday fun. Download Beanbags and Picnics … Continue reading

Go for it!: Vintage china collecting

Courier Mail, December 9, 2011 Fine vintage china collector Effie Sofios explains her love for pretty teacups and teapots to Aneta Nedimovic.Download Go for it – Vintage china collecting as a PDF.  

Australian and NZ police in weekend blitz on boozers and brawlers

A POLICE crackdown on late night drinking, violence and anti-social behaviour across Australia and New Zealand starts this weekend as part of Operation Unite. The two day operation will run from 6pm Friday to 6am Saturday and again from 6pm Saturday to 6am Sunday. Chief Superintendent Alistair Dawson of Operations Support Command, said Operation Unite … Continue reading

Sick Children Need some $1mil of Human Kindness

Courier Mail, November 30, 2011 The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation launches it’s Kids Christmas Appeal to help children like Kyle McIntyre with Cerebral Palsy. Rudolph the Cow came along to lend his support.   Download  Sick Children Need some $1mil of Human Kindness as a PDF.

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