This is the winner of this year’s national portrait prize, the Archibald. Painted by Tony Costa, it is an ordinary image of a woman, contemporary artist Lindy Lee, mediating. It is unusual because it is the first time a painting with an Asian subject has won the prize since it began in 1921. Via the […]


At the beach earlier this year. Marking Australia Day. It is a difficult day for Australia’s First Peoples. For many many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the day is time to mourn and acknowledge their survival. I can’t wait for the day when we can all celebrate this remarkable country. I looked down and took […]