Mural by Adnate the tallest in Southern Hemisphere.

by Richard Willingham The 20-storey public housing tower and its mural dominates the Collingwood skyline. Image Credit: ABC News The 20-storey mural is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Artist Matt Adnate hopes the artwork brings pride to residents of the housing flats The work follows widespread success of silo art across Australia The grade […]

Lakeside Galaxy – Benjamin Ewens.

Image Credit: Photograph by Benjamin Ewens · · From Snapped: Water Whilst the wife and child slept in the car I was out shooting this amazing scene. The skies stayed perfectly clear and with no wind I was like a kid in a candy store running around looking for compositions to frame the beautiful milky […]

Sunrise at Wooli Beach.

The sunrise colours over Wooli beach, on the New South Wales northern coast, on this particular day were absolutely stunning. Photo by ABC Open contributor Di Lymbury (Nardoo) Source: Sunrise over Wooli beach – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘Undiscovered’ – Aboriginal Culture.

The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges all traditional custodians of the lands and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present. When Captain James Cook first arrived on Australian shores on that historic day in 1770, he wrote in his journal that the Aboriginal […]

Melbourne’s Painted Streets.

LucyLucy, Box Hill LucyLucy is a French artist who has made Melbourne her home. Her works always suggest a story or a relationship. This wall in a Box Hill laneway is a celebration of sisterhood with a Japanese city. Her exclusively female characters are always beautiful but she adds to their charm by draping them […]

Our ABC Radio – Launched 1 July, 1932.

The Australian Broadcasting Commission (the ABC) was officially launched on 1 July, 1932 by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and ABC radio announcer Conrad Charlton. “This is the Australian Broadcasting Commission,” Charlton said, before the Prime Minister inaugurated the ABC for listeners at home. Prior to that first ABC broadcast, Australians relied on licensed wireless broadcasting […]

Gibson’s Steps by Lisa Milne.

Pastel Paradise @ Gibson’s Steps. By Lisa Milne · · From Snapped: My town Port Campbell VIC 3269 Lisa Milne, Contributor, Mildura VIC 3500 “Beautiful shot of our southwest coastline.” via ABC OPEN: Pastel Paradise @ Gibson’s Steps || From Project: Snapped: My town.

100 Years of Australian Film.

In an unprecedented collaboration, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSAA) celebrate the past and present of Australian film with the new exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits. Louise Lovely and Gordon Collingridge in Jewelled Nights (1925), directed by Louise Lovely and Wilton Welch. In this classic double silhouette […]

BREAKING: It’s Our ABC Report

By 2022, the total funding cut to the ABC will be over $783 million. The ABC’s 2019-20 operational revenue from Government of $879 million represents a decrease in real funding of $367 million per annum, or 29.5%, since 1985-86. It is now operating with the smallest budget since the Howard Government’s extraordinary 2% funding cut […]

The Cootamundra Rail Disaster.

by Paula Bray This photograph from the Museum’s Tyrrell collection shows the aftermath of one of Australia’s worst rail disasters of the 19th century. The accident occurred in the early hours of the morning of 25 January 1885 about five kms south of Cootamundra. The train had left from Albury and was fully laden with […]