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· July, 2015

Stories about Oceania from July, 2015

27 July 2015

Learn 40 Aboriginal Hand Signs Used to Communicate Across Western Australia’s Desert

Rising Voices

A participatory video project in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert is teaching about hand signs used by Aboriginal women elders while teaching the Kukatja language.

22 July 2015

Aussie Rock Icon Jimmy Barnes Reclaims Songs From Anti-Islam Protestors

"I only want to say the Australia I belong to and love is a tolerant Australia. A place that is open and giving."

Singing Lullabies to Preserve the Butchulla Language

Rising Voices

The Butchulla language, spoken by the people native to Fraser Island in Australia, faced extinction in the 20th century. It is now being revitalized thanks to the Butchulla Language Program.

19 July 2015

Australia's Archibald Art Prize: ‘Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay?’

An armed robbery links the artist and his subject in the winning entry for Australia's 2015 Archibald Prize for portraiture.

14 July 2015

Australian Artist Jailed in UAE For Posting “Bad Words” on Facebook

Global Voices Advocacy

An Australian artist found herself thrown into an Abu Dhabi prison and deported for posting a photograph of a car blocking a disabled parking spot.

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