• Why ‘the marketplace for ideas’ can fail

    Richard Holden     |      June 15, 2020

    Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services and bad ideas don’t necessarily get left by the wayside.

  • The show must go on

    Stacy Holman Jones     |      May 30, 2020

    Musicians, dancers and live art performers have moved quickly to reimagine and adapt their creative pursuits under these challenging and uncertain conditions.

  • How will the arts recover from COVID-19?

    Paul Rae     |      May 24, 2020

    Working with the limitations and opportunities of online interfaces, artists whose careers survive the pandemic will emerge with an altered sense of what they do, and of their place in society.

  • Arts funding matters more than ever

    Charlotte Day     |      May 20, 2020

    People isolated during the COVID-19 crisis need the arts more than ever to feel connected with each other and society, but the collapse of employment and several institutions has also exposed the fragility of the sector.

  • Musicians band together online during COVID isolation

    Jessica Nelson     |      May 19, 2020

    While the global music industry is rapidly shifting in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, local musicians are finding innovative ways to continue collaborating and learning.

  • Cultural justice: Creativity in a time of crisis

    Zelmarie Cantillon     |      May 1, 2020

    Lack of financial support for the arts and cultural sector in the current crisis is gravely misguided. To undervalue and underinvest in our arts and cultural workers is an injustice to us all.

  • Son of sequel – Has Hollywood run out of ideas?

    Lauren Rosewarne     |      March 8, 2020

    With remakes of Mulan, Dune, The Witches and The Invisible Man all due out this year, a new book answers the big question: what justifies a remake?

  • Fun and gains on the Adelaide fringe

    Open Forum     |      March 3, 2020

    Adelaide’s annual Fringe festival transforms the city into an eclectic and vibrant hive of activity, attracting millions of visitors and putting millions of dollars into the South Australian economy.

  • I heart love

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2020

    It may not be a Shakespearean sonnet, but the language of love in the 21st century is just as affectionate and meaningful as it ever was, according to University of South Australia linguist, Dr David Caldwell.

  • Back of the net, Buntaram

    Andy Fuller     |      February 15, 2020

    Soccer lags well behind AFL, rugby and cricket in Australian sporting affections, and Australian fans are must more likely to follow the fortunes of major British clubs than show interest in their Asian neighbours.

  • Dating the Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock figures

    Open Forum     |      February 11, 2020

    Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.

  • Shots fired in the culture wars

    Heidi Harrington Johnson     |      February 10, 2020

    UNSW Associate Professor Lizzie Muller is urging the arts sector to come together to fight for the arts in schools after the federal arts department was amalgamated into another portfolio.