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The 10 Best Restaurants in Sydney's Balmain & Birchgrove

Read ahead for a list of our favorite restaurants in Sydney, Balmain & Birchgrove.

The 6 Best Gay Bars in Melbourne

We discover the best gay bars in Australia's culture capital, Melbourne.

The 10 Best Bars in Sydney: Newtown & Enmore

Read our list below for the 10 Best Bars in Sydney: Newtown & Enmore.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Sydney: Newtown & Enmore

Read our list of the ten best restaurants in Sydney's trendy Newtown and Enmore.

The 10 Best Pizza Places in Melbourne

Melbourne has a huge Italian population, and this is reflected in the fantastic Italian food available in the city. Check out the best pizza places in Melbourne.

The Best Burger Joints in Melbourne

We discover the best places to get a delicious juicy gourmet burger in Melbourne.

The Best Hotels in Melbourne

We discover the best hotels in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne.

The 10 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Melbourne

We discover the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne.

The Best Sushi & Seafood in Sydney

Located right on the water, it is no wonder that Sydney has some of the best sushi and seafood in the world. From world acclaimed restaurants to more casual fare, Sydney has it all. Below we have listed some of our favorite sushi and seafood restaurants.

The Best Italian Food in Sydney

People come from all over the world to visit Sydney, Australia. After a long day of sightseeing, it is nice to sit back and relax while enjoying a tasty meal. Below we have listed some of our favorite Italian restaurants in Sydney.

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Australia Art + Artists

The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters

Around the world, women are pushing the boundaries of painting. Here are 12 female painters that every art lover has to know.

The 10 Best Australian Photographers You Should Know

We profile 10 among the best contemporary photographic artists working in Australia today, from those working with the more traditional medium to those testing its boundaries.

Top 9 Street Artists From Around The World

Street art has become a recognized and respected form of art over the past ten years. A subversive medium, street art is often social and political, yet vibrant and dynamic. Here is a list of the top 9 street artists that will blow your mind.

Top 10 Australian Contemporary Artists & Where To Find Them

The contemporary Australian art scene is rich and diverse, with artists drawing influences from their diverse cultural backgrounds. We check out ten of the best artists in Australia.

The 15 Most Expensive Photographs in History

Find out whose photograph sold for a staggering $6.5 million with our list of the most expensive photographs ever sold.

12 Astonishing Award-Winning Photographs in 2014

A picture can say a thousand words – particularly through the medium of photography. We take a look at the award-winning photos of 2014.

Melbourne's 10 Stunning Outdoor Sculptures

We explore the creative passion and energy of Melbourne, discovering ten of the most beautiful and unusual outdoor sculptures in the city.

The 5 Best Melbourne Street Artists and Where to Find Them

We find out more about the top five Australian street artist’s filling the streets and alleywas of Melbourne with colour and design.

Hobart's 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

We take a look at the ten best places to see contemporary art in Hobart, the historic, beautiful waterfront capital of Tasmania.

Melbourne Contemporary | The 10 Best Galleries & Art Spaces

Come take a journey into Australia’s contemporary art scene with Melbourne’s 10 best galleries and innovative art spaces.

Australia Food + Restaurants

The 10 Best Restaurants in Sydney's Balmain & Birchgrove

Read ahead for a list of our favorite restaurants in Sydney, Balmain & Birchgrove.

The 10 Best Bars in Sydney: Newtown & Enmore

Read our list below for the 10 Best Bars in Sydney: Newtown & Enmore.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Sydney: Newtown & Enmore

Read our list of the ten best restaurants in Sydney's trendy Newtown and Enmore.

The 10 Best Pizza Places in Melbourne

Melbourne has a huge Italian population, and this is reflected in the fantastic Italian food available in the city. Check out the best pizza places in Melbourne.

The Best Burger Joints in Melbourne

We discover the best places to get a delicious juicy gourmet burger in Melbourne.

The 10 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Melbourne

We discover the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne.

The Best Sushi & Seafood in Sydney

Located right on the water, it is no wonder that Sydney has some of the best sushi and seafood in the world. From world acclaimed restaurants to more casual fare, Sydney has it all. Below we have listed some of our favorite sushi and seafood restaurants.

The Best Italian Food in Sydney

People come from all over the world to visit Sydney, Australia. After a long day of sightseeing, it is nice to sit back and relax while enjoying a tasty meal. Below we have listed some of our favorite Italian restaurants in Sydney.

The Best Bars in Byron Bay, Australia

Take a look a the best bars in the beautiful and vibrant seaside village of Byron Bay, Australia.

The Best French Restaurants in Sydney

Sydney is home to many award-winning and creative French restaurants. Below we have listed some of our favorites. The restaurants we have chosen vary from fine-dining to affordable options.

Australia Profile

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The sixth largest country in the world, Australia had been inhabited for over 40,000 years by indigenous people before the arrival of British settlers in 1788. Today, Australia is renowned for its economic, political and cultural stature within the Commonwealth world and locally within the Pacific and South East Asian sphere. Due to its geographical location, ties with Indonesia and China remain high priorities on Australia's foreign policy agenda. In 2008, the Australian government formally apologised to indigenous Australians for past wrongs inflicted upon them by the government, however Australia's indigenous people still suffer from high rates of unemployment and other forms of social inequality.

Australia has a rich artistic tradition, with the earliest examples of art said to be the cave and bark paintings of its indigenous peoples. Well-known modernist artists include Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams, Sydney Long and Clifton Pugh.

Australia has also produced many internationally-renowned writers. Peter Carey is the Man Booker Prize winning author of novels Bliss and Illywhacker. With ties to Sydney, Patrick White is one of the nation's greatest playwrights, novelists and poets. Mudrooroo is known as the most ambiguous novelist in Australia. He writes Aboriginal fiction, which is fitting, as his name can be translated to mean paperback in the language of Bibbulmun. Tim Winton is another widely-acclaimed contemporary Australian writer, his sensitive storytelling and breathtaking depictions of the Western Australia landscape having earned him numerous awards. His novels include Cloudstreet and Dirt Music. The iconic works of poets Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, and Dorothea Mackellar and their romanticised visions of Australian life are regarded as emblematic of Australian identity.

Australian filmmakers have sought to cover a wide range of social, political and cultural topics pertinent to Australian life. Baz Luhrmann's blockbuster Australia captures the adventure and magic of the outback and is the second-highest grossing Australian film ever. Philip Noyce's critically-acclaimed Rabbit Proof Fence deals with the still-sensitive topic of the Stolen Generation of indigenous Australian children who were forcibly removed from their families by the then-government for the purposes of assimilation. Peter Weir's Gallipolli depicts the ill-fated WWII battle in Turkey which remains a symbol of Australia's national identity.

Bands like Sydney-born AC/DC and INXS have influenced the world of rock for over thirty years. The main sound in traditional indigenous music comes from the didgeridoo which is one of the world's oldest instruments. Some of the greatest didgeridoo players include Djalu Gurruwiwi and William Barton. Contemporary Aboriginal musical artists include Jimmy Little and Yothu Yindi.

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