Nida Graduate and Award winning Director Damon Gameau explores what the future would be like in 2040 if we embrace the solutions to climate change available now
Snowden, a whistleblower, reminded us of how vulnerable we are if we don’t engage with, or hold to account, those in power we trust with our security and lives
A lively portrait in marble of French philosophe Voltaire by Marie-Anne Collot, on display at the NGV, reflects his ideal of progress we inherently follow today
A kind heart, a good soul, essential ingredients in a menu of goals we need to establish and reach for if we seek to find a balance between romance and reality
The 18th century neoclassical movement in Europe and England admired the forms of ancient Greece and Rome. In America they became an important aspect of the architecture of freedom
In 18th century Europe aesthetics was a field of study . Beautiful works were seen as thought provoking, but clearly distinguished from those considered sublime
The Cyrus Cylinder is a rare and wonderful ancient object of enormous historical and spiritual significance and of inestimable value to the whole of humankind
Where has respect for others, self and civility gone and why are so many people giving continual offense to wider society in a private or professional capacity?
What is the test of a great portrait – is it about the power of the artist to enter the sitter’s emotions and convey their feelings so we might experience empathy?
The Statue of Liberty in New York is an eternal symbol of hope that we can by sharing knowledge enlighten and illuminate the future bringing peace to our world
During Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton 2nd Marquess of Northampton’s lifetime England’s Westminster System of government was honed through debate and experience
Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures
Although he died before the French revolution Voltaire’s experiences at London became part of the wider expertise he gained that informed European enlightenment
Although an aim of art, over the centuries, has been illumination, some people have been so blinded by the light that they remain unable to see.
In stellar company on the Graham Norton Show Rock Star Physicist Brian Cox OBE, recently voted the world’s sexiest astronomer, is like a breath of fresh air in the world of science. Passionate, like Rock Star poet Lord Byron he is handsome, not pretty – tall and good looking enough to be taken seriously.