Author: Maya

Collaborative art as cultural history?

Mission Songs Performance at Kew Court House 2015

A few years ago Sue-Anne Wallace wrote a piece in a Griffith Review ebook asking whether community artists and community cultural development workers are also historians. She argued that in in making community and collaborative art – representing both the…

25 Years of Big hART

Check out a short video show reel from one of my favourite Australian collaborative community art organisations, showcasing their work over the past decades. Their tag line “it’s harder to hurt someone if you know their story” resonates the world…

Vanuatu feature film

tanna_dain_and_wawa_on_rock

Check out the Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage of this new feature film about marriage, conflict and kastom in Tanna, Vanuatu. Made in close collaboration between professional film makers from Australia and people from the Yakel  tribe on the island of…

“Insider” documentary photography

Raphaela Rosella

I really love the work of Australian documentary photographer  Raphaela Rosella who has recently won the World Press Prize for portraiture. I have followed her documentary photography  a number of years, especially her work about young mum’s and women. In…