arts-and-entertainment

Art that bears fruit

Sean Rafferty, aka the Cartonographer, began collecting the artwork on boxes after working in fruit and vegetable shops while studying.

His project Cartonography combines the art from cartons into a diorama, as a "cartongraph", and as interactive art that shows viewers where the produce comes from

It is part of Tastes Like Sunshine, an exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane which explores Queensland's food culture.

"It was a simmering interest that became a project and led to a more formal process of collecting the artwork on the boxes," Mr Rafferty said.

Djs gather 50 years on to mark the golden age of British pirate radio

And the British government was furious.

Back in the 1960s, when pop and rock were taking over the music scene, British teenagers had to turn to pirate radio stations to hear bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Barred from broadcasting from land, stations such as Radio Caroline and Radio London had taken to the water, using rusty old ships moored in international waters to broadcast to millions of eager listeners across the UK.

Museum on mission to share Indigenous culture with the world

The University of Virginia's Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection includes hundreds of pieces from generations of Indigenous artists.

The museum's curator Henry Skerritt said it was his mission to share the stories and culture of Australia's first people with the world.

"The last time the planet saw this many extraordinary artists emerge in a 100-year period must have been Florence in the 15th century," he said.

"There really aren't moments in human history where the concentration of genius emerges like it has in Aboriginal Australian art in the last 100 years."

Doctor Who: New star Jodie Whittaker hopes fans embrace her casting

Whittaker, 35, breaks a tradition back to the start of the television series in 1963 that the Doctor is a man, travelling the universe as a "time lord" in a telephone box to protect the weak and combat evil aliens.

"I hope, you know, my gender isn't a fearful thing for the fans," Whittaker told the BBC, in her first broadcast interview since her casting was announced last month.

Tasmanian artisan creating paper from poo

The artisan paper maker in north-west Tasmania has made a business out of using animal scats, cotton from rags and old bedsheets, and by-product from agricultural endeavours, such as fruit juice and hemp crops.

He works out of Burnie, a coastal city that originally sprung up around a paper mill that, at its peak, employed thousands of people.

Darren learned to make paper as a teenager through an unemployment support program.

Years later, he is still churning it out of a small workshop in Burnie.

Fashion icon Jimmy Choo chooses Noongar artist's design for women's shoe

West Australian-based Noongar man Peter Farmer, who grew up in the regional town of Gnowangerup, said he had been approached by the fashion giant through mutual friend Catherine Birch, and was given an opportunity to display his artwork in person.

"We went and had breakfast and I'd taken some of my artwork," he said.

"The artwork that was chosen is the blue wren, which is my Aboriginal totem, [and] is something that I've painted for a long time, is significant to me and looks really nice on the shoe."

'All the bowling ladies': Beyonce anthem used in bid to save Melbourne club

Three ladies from the Chadstone Bowls Club — Terry Foster, 82, Janine Hall, 82, and Wyn Hewett, 72 — star in a video featuring them dancing to Beyonce hit Single Ladies.

But instead of singing about break-ups and sisterhood, the trio sing about their love for the club and ask Stonnington Council to "pay attention".

"Cause we're bowlers and you can't take this away from us," the chorus goes.

"Now we're mad and you won't get away with it."

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre set to come alive in Melbourne

"We're going to pop up in six weeks. A three-storey, 900-person, 100-tonne theatre," Miles Gregory, the project founder, said.

"There will be incredible fights, hundreds of litres of fake blood, cannons firing. It is an immersive theatre experience.

"People will get splashed."

The pop-up Globe Theatre was built in Auckland in 2016 to mark the 400th year of Shakespeare's death and after several sell-out seasons is coming to Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl in September.

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Steve Irwin posthumously honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Irwin rose to international fame in 1996 with his documentary series, The Crocodile Hunter.

He was a highly respected conservationist and world-renowned television personality who was the face behind Australia Zoo, one of Queensland's most iconic tourist destinations.

The adventurous wildlife warrior died while making the documentary, Ocean's Deadliest, after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray barb during underwater filming on the Great Barrier Reef.