The 2011 post code of Sydney's inner east offers a fascinating history of high life, low life and, sometimes very low life. All five precincts are alive with history and surprising stories. Ride the scenic roller-coaster over the forgotten White City at Rushcutters Bay; see the naughty boys waving their ...Show more
Once known as Woolloomooloo Hill, Kings Cross was home to Sydney's nineteenth century elite who built grand mansions along the ridge to enjoy sea breezes, a wonderful view and access to the city.
Churchill entered Westminster Hall at noon, to the sound of drums beating out a victory roll - his signature gesture. At 80, he was still prime minister, and angered by discussion of retirement. But that irritation would pale in comparison to the anger he was about to feel on this day, 10 November 1954, ...Show more
A new series of monographs on Australian female artists, selected with series editor Natalie King, curator and Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts. These books are compact yet perfectly formed. They comprise 96 pages of the artist's favourite works - designed for optimum visual imp ...Show more
A global guide to the 500 works of permanently installed modern and contemporary art worth traveling to experience Enjoy a world tour from the comfort of your reading chair or plan a detailed and engaging art itinerary for your next trip with Destination Art, the essential guide to 500 must-see example ...Show more
Category: Art | Reading Level: 4 Non Fiction
I've stuck up thousands of posters across Australia to interrogate our national identity. With each, the response has grown. You might expect I have unshakable convictions about social justice, but I don't. I reject the label 'activist'. So why do what I do? Maybe it's time I made sense of my motivation ...Show more
1. TAKE A PORTRAIT OF YOU 2. I GIVE YOU A PRINT 3. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO IT 4. I REPHOTOGRAPH IT Gary Heery His endeavour for Project X was to offer something curious: a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. The intimate moment of sitting in a chair in front of his experience ...Show more
Category: Art | Reading Level: 4 non fiction
Ben Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and film. His works often respond to social and political events, from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of Australia; he is constantly critiquing notions of identity, patr ...Show more
40 Fabulous Years of Floats, Fun, Fantasy and Fortitude of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Published to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras. Telling Tales has brought together the stories of 40 people from the LGBTQI community.
Following the successes of both Beaches and Escape, Gray Malin turns his unique eye to the coasts, beaches, and landscapes of Italy. From the sparkling blue waters of the Amalfi Coast to the dramatic coastal scenery of Cinque Terre, Gray Malin: Italy captures and celebrates many of the country's most f ...Show more
Category: Art & Photography | Reading Level: 3 Biography
In 2008, the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic. At one point Cullen shot Jensen, in part to see how committed he was to the book. ...Show more