Month: April 2020

A Wild Love for the World

Joanna Macy This post honours the life work of Joanna Macy. Joanna is a 90-year-old environmental activist, author, and inspiring teacher of Buddhism and deep ecology. She describes this moment in human history as The Great Turning, a revolutionary shift from an industrial growth society to a life-sustaining culture. Her most recent book is A [...]
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Creative Arts Leadership Program 2020

••••• SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ••••• Leadership is a hot topic – first around the summer bushfires, now around responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing the intersection between health, economics, and community. Our creative arts sector has been severely impacted. This is where leadership counts. By reading this paper and joining the forum discussion, you are helping […]

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Rhizomatic Thinking—Responding to Our Times

David Pledger—Thinker and Provocateur The following ideas in this blog post are taken from the writings of David Pledger an award-winning contemporary artist, curator, cultural commentator and thinker working within and between the performing, visual and media arts. David writes regularly for Daily Review. https://dailyreview.com.au/the-long-game/   David is a graduate of the National Institute of [...]
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Arts & Culture Cross Sector Collaboration

IMAGE: KATOOMBA STREET ART GALLERY, BLUE MOUNTAINS The Street Art Walk is a dynamic, community-driven cultural treasure of the Blue Mountains, created by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) in partnership with the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, University of Western Sydney and relevant stakeholders in the Beverly Place precinct. This example of cross sector collaboration resulted [...]
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Art, Health and Wellbeing

Art and Wellbeing There is a burgeoning interest in the intersection between the creative arts and health and wellbeing, as countries all over the world grapple with an ageing population, the growing incidence of mental health problems across all age groups, and the need to take a more holistic attitude to the way we think [...]
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