Taken 23 June 1987, this photograph shows a jubiliant Freda Brown with Mikhail Gorbachev when he was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Source: Women of the Whole World
ASIO's surveillance records of its own citizens can be a boon to biographers, writes Lisa Milner of her own research into one of Australia's leading communist women of the last century.
Brigette Lucas' film, Shaving Alopecia was first selected in 2014 by dLux Media for Artereal Gallery's Is This Art? event
Brigette Lucas took what was an emotionally challenging personal experience and turned it into a healing art practice.
What does the opening chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman tell us about what’s to come? Image: anyjazz65
The most anticipated book release in 55 years, Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman, her first novel and forerunner of To Kill a Mockingbird, is on the shelves. Lynda Hawryluk explores its origins.
Credit: georgiesharpreflections.blogspot.com/Flickr
Poetry has a role to play in the planet’s survival, as SCU writing students showed at the 2015 Art V Science festival.
Karina Kaloran, Suzanna Bakokoto, Matilda Cakau, Sina Albert,  Alcina Charlie intended to not only raise funds with the 'Khivan' appeal song but to make a statement of solidarity "to promote the resilience of the people”.
A month after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, the wheels of a youth-led creative recovery were kicking into gear, culminating in a three-day cultural festival from October 29.
Karina Kaloran, Suzanna Bakokoto, Matilda Cakau, Sina Albert,  Alcina Charlie intended to not only raise funds with the 'Khivan' appeal song but to make a statement of solidarity "to promote the resilience of the people”.

Just a month after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu in March, the wheels of a youth-led creative recovery were kicking into gear, and playing a significant role in imagining and articul

Credit: georgiesharpreflections.blogspot.com/Flickr

Poetry has a role to play in the planet’s survival. Far from being irrelevant, it can claim an engagement with the biosphere's crises.

What does the opening chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman tell us about what’s to come? Image: anyjazz65

The provenance of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is perhaps less well known than the novel itself, which has come to be eve

Hiatus Kaiyote are the first Australian band to be nominated for a Grammy award for the best R&B performance. Photo: supplied., From left to right: Paul Bender, Nai Palm, Steve Mavin, Perrin Moss and Leigh Carriage talk songwriting at the SCU/APRA workshop. Credit: Sharlene King/SCU)

Grammy nominated neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote had over 130 aspiring musicians in awe at the APRA Songwriters workshop at Southern Cross University on Thursday.

Byron's Main Beach will now be patrolled on a year-round basis. Photo: SLS NSW.

On September 9 a man was killed in a shark attack 20 metres off Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay on the NSW north coast.

The Samba Blisstas keep in time Barrett's snare drum. Credit: Sophie Sambrook., The Samba Blisstas rehearsing in Byron Bay. Credit: Sophie Sambrook., TaikOz performing their interpretation of traditional Japanese taiko drumming. Credit: TaikOz., The Samba Blisstas practicing at the Tuesday night class in Byron Bay. Credit: Sophie Sambrook.

Imagine a sound that can not only be heard through your ears, but also felt through your entire body, vibrating from the ground all the way up leaving you with a smile that can’t be shaken for hour

The Back Alley Gallery was started in 2011 . Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, With the support of Lismore City Council, artists have transformed some of Lismore's CBD. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Artwork on the buildings of the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, A doorway in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, This striking art by Guido has been a mainstay in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art with an anti CSG message featuring Fido the dog. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art by Kitty, Belle and Lady P in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, The artists who participated in Saturday's street party tagged themselves on painted name tags. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt , The idea to brighten up neglected quarters of the CBD is based on Melbourne's lane ways. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Austin's 40 Gallon Cow. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, A work-in-progress by artist Julla. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, First time contributor to the Back Alley Gallery - Peace by artist John Kaye., The BAG is part of an anti-graffiti and vandalism campaign championed by Mayor Jenny Dowell. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art by Magee in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art on the back of the Mecca Cafe in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, New art by first-timer Judy Rhum. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, A Mexican-flavoured mural by Austin. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Tribal art by Jinx in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt

The Back Alley Gallery’s third annual street party, held last Saturday, was a tasty liquorice all-sorts of live art, music and street culture.

The Painted Ladies. Credit: Dane Beesley.

This year's Brisbane Festival will see the world premiere of The Painted Ladies reworking of Vic Simm's The Loner, an Australian black protest album made in 1973 that has a very interesting story b

Reviews, while fact-based, are a form of creative nonfiction. Image: Geof Wilson/Flickr CC

Reading a book and watching live theatre can be as private and intimate an experience as sex. Truly.

(L-R) Gustavsson, Hooper and Finch were shocked to win the national comp. Photo: Facebook.

Southern Cross University band, Parkside Orchestra came home with the win after performing at the National Campus Band Competitio

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Parkside Orchestra become the fifth SCU band to win the National Campus Band Competition final and they still can't quite believe it.
Domestic violence is a dark undercurrent in Australian society and statistics show that our attitudes towards it are not supporting change.
Koala conservationists have again expressed grave concerns for a nationally significant koala colony directly in the path of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
What can we make of claims and counterclaims of a possible 'third book' in Harper Lee’s body of work, a companion piece for To Kill a Mockingbird and the newly-released Go Set A Watchman?
In the first of two articles exploring Vanuatu's recovery from TC Pam, Thomas Dick highlights community responses on the island and in the Australian diaspora.
Chiang Mai has much to offer from its hidden jungle temples, lazy lakeside lounging on shady bamboo rafts and some amazing restaurants.

Arts

Grammy-nominated soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote visited Southern Cross University for the APRA Songwriting workshop to discuss music and inspirations.
Two traditional drumming styles have been revisioned and hit Australia with the force only a large ensemble can deliver.
The third Back Alley Gallery street party was a fine showcase of Lismore's street art.

Opinion

The art of reviewing offers many pleasures for the adventurous genre-crossing writer, says SCU lecturer and author Dr Moya Costello.
Humans respond to cute. But why can cuteness elicit a strange mix of care-giving and aggression?