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‘Colony’ at NGV Australia

Twin exhibitions explore the very different experiences of settlement for European and Indigenous peoples

‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Six exquisite tapestries form one of the great works of medieval art

‘Kudos’ by Rachel Cusk

A masterful trilogy concludes

‘Axiomatic’ by Maria Tumarkin

This collection of bracing essays interrogates how we view the past

Zadie Smith’s ‘Feel Free’

In this collection of essays, Smith shines when she’s addressing the personal

Tim Winton’s ‘The Shepherd’s Hut’

One of Australia’s most acclaimed novelists offers a painful and beautiful story of redemption

‘Lady Bird’ directed by Greta Gerwig

The debut director goes home to make a funny, touching film about wanting to leave it

‘The Only Story’ by Julian Barnes

The meticulous novelist takes on the oldest subject there is

‘Her Body and Other Parties’ by Carmen Maria Machado

Short stories that cross genres and emotional states

‘Border Districts’ by Gerald Murnane

Writing that rewards patience