In this full day workshop we will explore the biology and neuroscience of play and why this apparently ‘purposeless’ activity serves a very important evolutionary role. We will discover why, after our basic needs of survival are met, humans are hard-wired to spontaneously play. We will learn how to integrate different types and states of play into our lives in order to regain perspective, build on our creativity and develop a stronger sense of self.
Calling all YouTube lovers: this year’s Vidcon is returning to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between September 19 and 22. The event caters to all fans of the online video streaming platform, with the classic meet and greets, live performances and more informative panels and Q&As on the agenda.
Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and ANZ, the annual portrait exhibition provides a snapshot of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes and authors. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, often inciting controversy while chronicling the changing face of Australian society and evolving definitions of portraiture.