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why the government needs to support Indigenous arts, not just sport, in the pandemic

This article contains mentions of the Stolen Generations.

The golden rule when organising an arts event with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to never hold it at the same time as a sports event. If there is a choice between attending one or the other, chances are our mob are going to that footy game.

Maintaining support for the arts is hard and the COVID pandemic has made it even more difficult. There have been many discussions about the preferential treatment given to sports during the pandemic, while heavy restrictions are applied to arts and cultural events.

While NAIDOC week celebrations were cancelled, the football is still operating. There is annoyance at the complaining commentary about the inconveniences football codes have suffered, not to mention the anger towards the players who don’t follow restrictions.

In the wake of every lockdown, my emails and social media feeds have been

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Post pandemic, art deco style makes a comeback

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With a world war, a depression that gutted its economy, and a global flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans, the early 20th century was a dark period in America’s history.

Such is the notion that when you’re engulfed in darkness you tend to chase the light. So when our country’s slump ended, it entered a time of booming economy and prosperity known as the Roaring ’20s. This breath-of-fresh-air decade brought us flappers, jazz, and art deco style—a zany design movement recognized by its geometric shapes, shiny surfaces, and bold colors.

Today, designers and consumers alike are looking at the current climate and trying to navigate what’s on the horizon aesthetically. With our own pandemic (hopefully) on its way out, there are stirrings of a rebirth of the joyful and courageous

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Art Basel Hong Kong returns after pandemic hiatus

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Lake Powell Chronicle | Page High student artist starts business during pandemic

PAGE – Pearl Sandoval, a junior at Page High School, is passionate about art and has developed methods that have allowed her art to grow and thrive the last year despite setbacks caused from COVID-19 shutdowns and closures.

Sandoval dabbles in several different art styles and forms, but her preferred style is pop art – an art form that draws from commercial items and cultural icons such as product labels, advertisements and modern media.

“Pearl is a star!” exclaimed Sandoval’s art teacher, Sue Tucker, who has been teaching Sandoval since she was in sixth grade. “As my student, teaching Pearl is very exciting because I’ve seen her growing as an artist since she was in middle school.”

Because Sandoval is a more advanced art student, even while at Page Middle School, Ms. Tucker is giving her advanced projects that take her to a different level of experience in the arts.

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