A good example of community development and creativity; a symbol of proud, dynamic community - the mosaic mural on the wall outside the Cook Community Garden on the corner of Raglan and Pitt Streets. Image: Claire Mahjoub

Disrespect of vital community

WATERLOO: It’s common knowledge that Christmas can be a particularly anxious season for many vulnerable people. The timing of the government’s announcement of plans to redevelop the Waterloo estate, and the means by which those plans have been communicated, strikes many residents and housing representatives as highly insensitive and disrespectful.

Interfaith prayers at Pitt Street Uniting Church Photo: Bec Lewis

Rituals acknowledge hurt, affirm hope and healing

The representatives of the different groups who gathered to acknowledge the suffering of the young were: Tim Gray (Indigenous peoples), Father Peter Maher (Catholic Church), Kati Haworth (Jewish…

Community photo project

Behareh Hedayat founding member of One Million Signatures Photo: supplied

The cost of speaking your mind – How an Iranian human rights defender was dragged to prison on her wedding day

On the day of her wedding, Bahareh Hedayat should have been enjoying the crazed preparations for the celebration. Instead, the Iranian student activist was arrested by plain-clothed police…

“Untitled” (cropped) from Paris Opera Project Image: Bill Henson

Lighting the subject

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Where it falls, how it behaves, what…

Alex Grinlanc at the Orchard Gallery Photo: Gabriel Azzi

A year (or two) in the manse

Both talented young artists feel that being artist-in-residence has offered them an invaluable experience. Jovana says that the program helped her immensely both professionally and personally. She was…

Film Review – The Revenant

Film Review – The Lobster