News & Opinion

Reopening Resources for Galleries and Museums

Is your gallery or museum planning to reopen? Access NAVA's free resources for a COVID-safe reopening.

COVID-19 Support Package – what we know so far

The government recently announced more support and thankfully sole traders and small businesses received a mention.

Public Memory: The role and curation of commemorative monuments and public art

Image: Luke Currie-Richardson. Photo by Jamie Morris.

More than enough: Balancing art and motherhood

Aseel Tayah is a mother, an artist and an activist. In this article, Aseel discusses the challenges of balancing all of these roles before and during social isolation.

Finding a new equilibrium in an increasingly precarious world

Image: Kay Abude, WORK WORTH DOING, Castlemaine State Festival 2019, hand silkscreen on linen, dimensions variable. Project supported by a 2018 Arts Vic Grant from Creative Victoria, LaTrobe Art Institute, Shedshaker Brewery and Taproom and The Mill Castlemaine. Photo by Kay Abude. 

COVID-19 Action: What have we achieved so far?

Image: Artists in conversation at a NAVA roundtable. Photo by Document Photography, 2019.

Sacred Data

Poet, film maker and digital producer of Wiradjuri heritage, Jazz Money, examines the potential benefits and threats to Indigenous data sovereignty in increasingly digitised spaces.

'If our government wants cultural life to return, it must act now': an open letter from Australia's arts industry

Over 130 arts groups call on minister Paul Fletcher for urgent action over coronavirus hit to industry.

It’s ghostlights, not spotlights, for the industry hardest hit by COVID19

Image: Dean Cross, I LOVE YOU, I'M SORRY, 2020. Installation view, Firstdraft. Photo by Zan Wimberley

Change the Conversation From Surviving to Thriving

Bronwyn Bancroft, Time marches on, 2010 (cropped), mixed media. Courtesy of the artist and the Australian War Memorial.

Cultural Authority and Consultation

When seeking to engage with First Nations cultural heritage on any project, it should be expected that you consult with the appropriate cultural authority at each stage of research, development and production.

Tips to Making a Genuine Commitment to First Nations and People of Colour in the Arts

Illustration by Emily Johnson.

Q&A Blak Curatorial Exchange

NAVA talks to Blak Curatorial Exchange program mentors, Freja Carmichael, Jo-Anne Driessens and Amanda Hayman about some of the highlights of the program.

Aleshia Lonsdale

NAVA recently talked with artist, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer of Arts OutWest and speaker at Artstate Bathurst, Aleshia Lonsdale.