Tag: Australia

Being Human: PHOTO 2022 returns to Melbourne

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australia’s largest photography festival returns to Melbourne’s streets and galleries in April, with 90 exhibitions by 123 international artists including Cindy Sherman, Helmut Newton, Gillian Wearing, Mohamed Bourouissa, Poulomi Basu, Luo Yang, and more

24 February 2022
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Anu Kumar reconnects with her hometown in India

Reading Time: 3 minutes Growing up in Australia, Kumar was dismissive of her Indian heritage. ‘Ghar’ and ‘Nagar’ – meaning ‘home’ and ‘town’ in Hindi – are part of her ongoing efforts to re-discover her “Indianness”, as she puts it

22 February 2022

The Ball by Ingvar Kenne

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I was quite scared to begin with,” says Ingvar Kenne, who has now been to ten Bachelor and Spinster (B&S) Balls, all in different regions of the Australian outback. “It’s by far one of the most intense things I’ve ever experienced. It’s full on, and non-stop.”
B&S Balls are notoriously drunken and raucous. They were originally set up to give young people in rural Australia the rare opportunity to meet a potential life partner. Nowadays they are mostly an excuse to party and let loose, but many of the old traditions have stuck, and hundreds of people still drive from all over the country to take part.

29 January 2019