Working with Words: Belinda Probert

A Q&A with Belinda Probert.

Where have all the adventurous readers gone? By Terri-ann White

The astounding popularity of book series such as Harry Potter and Game of Thrones comes at a cost, writes publisher Terri-ann White.

The Thinking Machine #48: Videography 1978


A video essay by Adrian Martin & Cristina Álvarez López, critics and artists and practitioners of this intriguing form incorporating audiovisual elements to the study of an audiovisual object. In short, cutting out the middle-matter of words to present a collage entirely self-contained. They write about their approach here, in the Sydney Review of Books.

Against Motherhood Memoirs By Maria Tumarkin

This excerpt from Maria Tumarkin is from a book I published in 2018 at UWAP, Dangerous Ideas about Mothers, and was later published by Sydney Review of Books. It is reproduced here courtesy the author, UWAP and SRB as part of Upswell’s relationship with SRB. Maria Tumarkin is one of the boldest and most scintillating writers of our time and it is always such a pleasure to watch her lay out an argument from an often surprising starting point.

The Gates By Andra Kins

Andra Kins is one of the pioneers of the public art movement in WA and believes passionately in the positive effects of the complex trans-disciplinary collective process involved in commissioning and creating public art. After completing a first-class honours degree in architecture at the University of Western Australia Andra participated in establishing the Mundaring Sculpture Park, was Director of the Crafts Council in Perth, and sat on the Board of the Art Gallery of WA. Through her consultancy Urban Thresholds (1990 – 2018) she developed and coordinated over a hundred public art projects for the WA state government’s Percent for Art Scheme, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Main Roads WA, local governments and private developers. She has contributed articles and essays about public art to national and international publications and is currently working on a website about public art in Western Australia. She has published two books: “Coming and Going”, a memoir about the women in her family and “The Heartbeat of Creativity” together with Margaret Blackwell.