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Daniel Crooks, 'Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement)', 2009–10, exhibited as part of 'Marking Time' at the MCA. Courtesy of the artist
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
By Drusilla Modjeska
Caged rats awaiting their fate. © Francesca Yorke/Getty Images
Reflections on the Breeding House
By Gail Bell
Cowboys on Boxing Day, 1958. © George Lipman / Fairfax
By Helen Garner
By Margaret Simons
The working day is infused with the irony of the clever, their undercutting humour, and the slight sense of disappointment that always accompanies passion. Public broadcasting, a former ABC executive comments, is a thing built on intellect and emotion. This makes it precious, but hard to manage. The people are easy to