Arts

Calling all poets: Submissions open for 2024 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Guy Hazlewood June 13, 2024 2 min read

Poets, both seasoned and aspiring, are invited to submit their works for the prestigious 2024 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize. This competition, hosted by the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ), stands as one of Australia’s most significant poetry accolades. Established 25 years ago by the celebrated poet Bruce Dawe AO, following his distinguished career as…

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The University of Southern Queensland has teamed up with St Andrew's Toowoomba Hospital to install an exhibition in its oncology ward.

Art aids wellbeing for hospital patients and staff

Daniel Bouwmeester January 19, 2024 4 min read

The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) has teamed up with St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital to install an exhibition in its oncology ward to help address health and wellbeing for both patients and staff. The exhibition, titled Undercurrent: Arts and Wellbeing, is not just for hospital patients – it’s also for healthcare workers and staff who might…

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Local dancers and teachers are being urged to 'step up' for a survey exploring the health literacy needs of Australian dancers.

Study puts spotlight on dancer health

Daniel Bouwmeester January 15, 2024 3 min read

Dancers, teachers, and parents of young dancers are being urged to step up for a survey exploring the health literacy needs of Australian dancers. University of Southern Queensland’s Dr Melanie Fuller, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and researcher investigating injury reduction in dance, is leading a research team aiming to learn how the dance community wants to…

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Local educator Awesome Auslan recently developed a series of videos and programs to dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people.

Developing solutions for teaching sign language

Daniel Bouwmeester January 4, 2024 4 min read

A local provider of online sign language courses recently developed a series of videos and an increased focus on community education programs to help dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people. Michaela Reece operates Awesome Auslan, a Camira-based education service founded in 2021 that specialises in the teaching of Australian Sign Language, commonly called “Auslan”…

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Inaugural ‘Arts Magic 2022’ ignites creative flair in Springfieldʼs next-gen artists

Daniel Bouwmeester September 28, 2022 3 min read

South East Queenslandʼs premier arts organisations will spark an unearthing of Greater Springfieldʼs next generation of creatives at the opening of the inaugural Arts Magic Festival this week. During Arts Magic 2022, a series of in-school movement, dance, and visual arts workshops is being held across Greater Springfield in September and October, both in public…

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