November Feature - The Grot - Pat Grant

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“A book that really thinks through one future, one kind of life that lies ahead of us, one kind of possible and feasible experience of life that climate change could bring to us” – Pat Grant.

Available online for free since May this series is best enjoyed via the physical copy that finally hit mailboxes this month. Available for purchase here.

You can really appreciate the love that has gone into every page as you explore beyond the story to the minute and exquisite detail immersing you in this future thought. I haven’t finished my copy yet, for me it’s too good to get through in one sitting, it needs to be savoured.

November 2020

October Feature - Home Front part 1 - Existential Gamble

HOME FRONT Part 1 documents the existential threat of climate change from a uniquely Australian economic and national security perspective.

Beautifully shot, we really hope they get funded to complete the project. Find out more here.

October 2020

September Feature - Vincent Namatjira

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Stand strong for who you are

Congratulations to the 2020 Archibald prize winner Vincent Namatjira.

Vincent Namatjira describes his portrait subject, Adam Goodes, as ‘a proud Aboriginal man who stands strong for his people’. He says: ‘I first met Adam in 2018, when he visited the school in Indulkana where I live, as part of his work promoting Indigenous literacy.

Namatjira has painted himself alongside Goodes in this portrait. It is the fourth time in the Archibald Prize for the Western Arrernte artist, who was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in 1983.

Some of our favourite entries in the Archibald Prize competition. See all the entries here.

September 2020

August Feature - The Oceanmaker

The Oceanmaker is beautiful little short. It’s a couple of years old but is such a lovely story that it’s worth a share.

Check out the other short stories at Dust to get some thought provoking ideas and sci fi that often demonstrate storytelling much better than the blockbusters.

August 2020

July Feature - Just Insulin

Animated by Lluis Fuzzhound. Music by King Khan.

“To fight injustice anywhere is to fight injustice everywhere” Malik Rahim

King Khan has teamed up with Malik Rahim, activist and founder of The Common Ground Relief Initiative to raise money to provide very needed insulin to the Covid devastated folks of the 15th Ward, Algiers, in New Orleans.

Any donations can be sent to Malik directly here or buy purchasing King Khan’s Black Power Tarot Deck here or purchasing “Just Insulin” Initiative t-shirts here.

All Power to All the People!!! with love and respect. King Khan

July 2020

June Feature - What happened when we all stopped

An animated poem exploring how the Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of the importance of living in harmony with nature.

Written by Tom Rivett-Carnac, directed by Avi Ofer. and narrated by Dr. Jane Goodall.

Download a free children’s book version: here

June 2020

May Feature - Me Myself and Bonsai

Meet Alex Hammond… a loveable guy whose passion for Bonsai goes deeper than your average small tree enthusiast.

Short film produced and directed by Olly Sindle.

A touching look at a mans solace found through Bonsai with a message that resonates in todays pandemic reality. Nature is rad. For more Bonsai goodness check out The Atomic Tree.

May 2020

April Feature - HouseFyre - Briggs & Minchin

Briggs & Tim Minchin paint the perfect picture of Australia as it settles into proper lockdown. The one thing that will survive this #HouseFyre is community. Sales and Streams of this song are being donated to the #FNC19Appeal. If you can, donate here. #StayHomeSaveLives

April 2020

March Feature - Scomo.World

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After taking a beating from the bushfires Scomo can’t catch a break. As a global pandemic lands firmly on Australian soil Covid-19 is one headache Scotty from marketing would love to wash his hands of, literally. Can he collect enough thoughts and prayers to save his job and Australia?
Play now here.

Big shout out to Peter Petrovic, the illustrator of our characters, and all the artists, illustrators and cartoonists we’ve featured in this game. James Fosdike, Scottie Marsh, David Pope, Andrew Fyfe, Steve Sack, Lalo Alcaraz, @ontheleans, @tammy_one, @heesco, @lluisfuzzhound, ellejart, cuslonlo and Katharina Rot.

March 2020

February Feature - #BushfireBrandalism

A collective of Australian artists disrupt the system by taking over advertising spaces to deliver messaging more relevant to the Australian public. Australia is on fire and it’s not normal.

Message from the collective, “We do not accept that this situation is ‘business as usual’. We are making these issues visible in our public spaces and in our media; areas monopolized by entities maintaining conservative climate denial agendas. If the newspapers won’t print the story, we will! #Bushfirebrandalism”

February 2020

The Atomic Tree

A moving virtual reality experience by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.Watch it here.

Check out the The Australian Cartoon Museum. Founder Jim Bridges has studiously collected an impressive catalogue of cartoons and illustrations critiquing the status quo in Australia. Here’s some of our favourites.

January Feature - #TomorrowsOnFire

Created in direct response to the Australian Bushfire crisis, Darcy Prendergast’s new film #TomorrowsOnFire is a rallying cry for hope, in a country increasingly scarce of it. Made by: Oh Yeah Wow

Their request is for you to support injured Australian wildlife. Donation to: Wildlife Victoria or  Coopers Animal Refuge

January 2020