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Fighting Climate Change with Art

Climate change is a large and looming issue that affects us all. But between the worrying statistics, the scientific facts and the political ‘debates’, a growing sense of apathy has been occurring – and this can be more dangerous than climate change denial. Artists around the world are tackling this apathy with climate change artwork. Through sculptures, photography, paintings, apps and installations, the arts are engaging people on an emotional level to reignite the spark that gets people talking, marching and fighting for climate change action.


Excerpt from Intolerance by Sheree Strange, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We’ve arrived early for dinner with my sister-in-law, and we’re staring wide-eyed around the restaurant. My husband looks impressed, and I’m sure I look anxious, because we are both noticeably under-dressed. It’s got a casual name, but this is without a doubt the swankiest establishment to which I’ve ever been granted entry. ..

koala bear sleeping in a tree

Climate Change and the Animal Kingdom

When we think of climate change, our concerns focus on our future. The effect global warming will have on us. And while it’s important to maintain our attention on the effects of global warming like rising sea levels and droughts, we often forget another important victim of climate change; animals.

2020 Anthology – Climate Change

As of last summer – now termed ‘Black Summer’ by some outlets – Australia has experienced its worst bushfire season in history. Over 2400 homes were lost, 81% of the Blue Mountains Heritage Area burned, 80% of people were affected by fire and smoke, and 800 million animals perished in New South Wales alone. This led to further environmental damage as it was estimated that the bushfires pumped between 650 million and 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air.

Diversity in Publishing

The 2019 Sydney University Student Anthology was launched on March 6th by children's editor and audiobook producer, Radhiah Chowdhury. It was a great night and Radhiah delivered an inspiring and fascinating speech on diversity in publishing, discussing some of the issues that have arisen in publishing since the start of 2020, where diversity has been a key factor. We've reproduced that speech here for you.

Increasing Diversity in Young Adult Literature

Young Adult literature is a booming industry in the United States. Though lately, more and more attention has been brought to the lack of and need for diversity and representation. How does the Australian industry measure up? Is diversity really an issue in the YA industry?

Suggestions on Writing Diversity

Suggestions on Writing Diversity

In the last decade, there’s been a push for authors to write more diversity into their works, and for publishers...

My Yesterday’s Bookmarks

My Yesterday’s Bookmarks

Excerpt from My Yesterday’s Bookmarks by Tom St. John, Student Anthology Power 2018. Hush, hush. Linda and Duncan are telling...



Excerpt from Genealogy by Belinda Paxton, Student Anthology Power 2018. It is late winter, and mornings such as these, cold...

Beating the Shame Stick

Excerpt from Beating the Shame Stick by Sophie Lipell, Student Anthology Power 2018. ‘There is a girl among you who...