Features

What I Want to Wear to Graduation

"The regalia I want when I graduate next year need be clear-eyed about the history here, for history provides the bedrock from which one can live a good life." Robert Wood gives his vision of a university which acknowledges rather than effaces its Indigenous heritage; which looks beyond the colonial symbolism and practices still entrenched in Australia's institutions of learning.

Words with Brad Cohen (Artistic Director of WA Opera)

"You could also think of opera as blue cheese - after all, they’re both forms of culture! You can talk about blue cheese all you like and you can present it to people while declaring it’s really fantastic. However, while some people will fall in love with it on their first taste, others will take some time to acquire the palate, and others will just always hate it." Brad Cohen talks to Samuel J. Cox about his journey, vision and role as WA Opera's new Artistic Director.

Words with Jarrad Seng

Perth-based travel and music photographer Jarrad Seng (and 2009 Pelican Music Editor!) takes creativity and adventure hand-in-hand in his daring pursuit of both. Lately in Iceland scaling sheer black rock faces for art and larks, he talks to Nathan Shaw on his life before and after dropping out of Law school to find meaning and a high-profile career behind the lens.