As we approach the referendum for the Voice to Parliament in Australia, a new book on the Indigenous artists known as the Spinifex people reminds us of the way painting helped give them a voice 25 years ago in their Native Title battle.
John Carty and Luke Scholes, editors of the
March is Women’s History Month and in honour of that The Broad is covering a new book about an Australian swimming legend and the woman who’s captured her story.
Mina Wylie at Coogee beach
In Search of Mina Wylie tells the life story of Australia’s greatest swimmer. It recounts the life of
Alle C. Hall, writer and first reader at Creative Nonfiction magazine, recently published her first novel, As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back.
It’s the story of Carlie, a young woman who travels through Asia on a journey of abandon and escape. Ultimately a story
What is a feminist film and could you see 100 different films that qualify as feminist, and also pass the Bechdel test?
A 100 films to see before you die. It’s a compelling challenge for any filmgoer. But what about films that could qualify as feminist films. Are there even that
Her Fidelity, the first book by Dr Katharine Pollock, is an ode to the local record store, but it’s also a lot more than that too.
Her Fidelity is a feminist coming-of-age story, with a nod to Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a story for anyone who has ever felt that
Morning Pages offers a simple way to to harness creativity, wherever it's needed.
Creativity comes in many forms and has useful outlets, just not the strictly artistic.
But what is the wellspring of creativity? And what happens if creativity and inspiration fails you?
The Broad has recently adopted the practice of Morning
My Giddy Aunt, a new book by documentary filmmaker Sharon Connolly, shines a light on the forgotten women of Australia’s vaudeville past.
The television producer and former chief executive of Film Australia, Sharon Connolly has been involved in making many landmark history series, films. Like her documentary Red Matildas she writes
The second installment in the recap series featuring some of the books discussed on the blog in 2020.
Actress is Irish author Anne Enright’s latest novel and tells the story of Katherine O’Dell by her daughter Norah, her life on the stage across continents and her relationships in her life, and
This is the first of the festive season series that takes a look back at some of the books featured on the blog this year.
Olive, Again is Elizabeth Strout’s latest installment in her story of Olive Kitteridge, the retired maths teacher with a sharp wit and an even sharper
It’s not just TV shows like Fleabag where women are finally breaking the silent code around menopause. In books and films women are dishing on the joys and challenges of middle-age hot flush life.
Blood red takes on a whole new meaning after meno.
Aaaand the Broad is back after a few