Animals & nature
I Am An Animal: A Wildlife Fundraiser
Humans are animals – but we’re letting our fellow creatures down. What do other animals mean to us, and what do we mean to them?
In April, we're bringing together some of our favourite writers and artists to share reflections on creatures great and small. We're raising funds for wildlife charities working with animals affected by the summer's devastating bushfires…
Books and Ideas at Montalto
As Australia reels from the trauma of devastating, unprecedented bushfires, many of us have been left searching for the language to process the grief and trauma of what’s been lost – and what the future might look like.
In recent years, writers have tried to articulate some of the questions that remain in the wake of a disaster, and in…
How on Earth: Christiana Figueres and Ross Garnaut on Climate Solutions Now
Christiana Figueres, the architect of the 2015 Paris Agreement, sees the 2020s as a critical moment of opportunity – the ‘golden decade’ – in the future of our species and our planet.
Earlier this year, the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change said: ‘If we do the right thing this decade, we can continue…
‘Memory is a Creative Act’: A gallery of Broadside 2019 graphic recordings
This past weekend, the Wheeler Centre presented the inaugural Broadside festival of feminist ideas – with a blockbuster line-up of speakers and discussions. Complicated questions were posed. Difficult issues were surfaced. Creativity was celebrated. Graphic recorder Sarah Firth captured the discussion in real-time.
Paul West: Sustainability, Cooking and Community
Paul West – ‘Australia’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’ – is a homegrown champion in more ways than one.
The former Vue De Monde chef, and host of River Cottage Australia, is a sustainable food advocate – and he wants to show you that you can grow and cook your own food, wherever you are, however much space you have.
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