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Kieran Finnane

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Mark by mark, finding his way

By KIERAN FINNANE Not much bitumen, much more dirt – of the rusted earth kind – infuse Wayne Eager’s survey exhibition, Bitumen and Dirt, now...

Risk-embracing skaters meet risk-averse council

By KIERAN FINNANE The least formalised, most spontaneous, risk-embracing and free-thinking of sports – skate boarding – had a close encounter in Alice Springs last...

Jakamarra Nelson, a fighter with a lot of charm

By ERWIN CHLANDA Hundreds of people gathered at the Convention Centre in Alice Springs this morning, forming a line which didn’t end for two...

A touch of light: La Nina, government inertia and a tsunami of weeds

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam Alice Springs owes much of its uniqueness to the omnipresent power of nature, but too many of us...

Repairing social relations, repairing infrastructure

By KIERAN FINNANE The best ways to revitalise the Alice Springs CBD may well come from moves other than public works – notoriously slow anyway....

Artists answered pain with joy

By KIERAN FINNANE Yarrenyty Arltere artists have always been frank about the origins of their art centre: it grew in direct response to social problems...

A touch of light: citadels of the Tanami

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam Memories of last summer are agreeable, for me the best on record. Thank you La Nina. Autumn continues, protracted...

Council dithers over Alice Plaza’s $50m plans

By KIERAN FINNANE The reinvention of the Alice Plaza – and its owners' attempts to involve the Town Council in their plans – prompted the...

Letting the kids know we’re here

By KIERAN FINNANE The Arrernte Strong Grandmothers’ group have added their clout to those walking Alice Springs central streets at night, trying to engage with...

Two shows get to the heart of the matter

By KIERAN FINNANE The times are more pressing than ever for artists to concern themselves with existential matters and two exhibitions drawing to a close...

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