How do you balance creativity with the need to earn money? There’s a growing move to win back creative freedom from the increasingly alien capitalist system. Issue #7 goes to town to learn from the good people of Castlemaine about their work-life balance. Fifty artists share with us their works made “not for sale”. We learn of men who recover the artfulness of work. A dialogue with Yolngu culture helps appreciate the value of culture beyond its contribution to GDP. And we hear of interesting work made in Ghana, Japan and India.
Re-balancing love and money Editorial
Quarterly Essay: Remembering the string figures of Yirrkala Robyn McKenzie
Two-Ways Learning – The gift that keeps on giving Michelle Montgomery
Balnhdnhurr: a mark for others to follow Will Stubbs and Annie Studd
Lively hood Patrick Jones
Waterfall in a box Rhyll Plant and Ann Baxter
Pink Terraces Dean Smith
Art meets life on a Sunday afternoon: Screenings at the Cantrills Tessa Laird and Camila Marambio
Love and money
The power of transformative repair Penny Craswell
Hipster capitalism explained Michael Scott
The quest for hi-fi design Lou Weis
Jewellery for free Vicki Mason
Beautiful things in our world
Bamboo Exposed: the art of Hafu Matsumoto Mari Iizuka and Shoko Aono
Godh: in the lap of nature Mandy Ridley
A textile selfie, with love from Rajasthan Fiona Wright
The time-honored Ashavali brocades of Gujarat Vishu Arora
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