Hilma af Klint’s ‘miraculous’ art: ‘In dialogue with spirits, she found her own voice’


When encountering the little-known work of Hilma af Klint, you may find yourself asking some questions. “It’s out of time and out of place; it’s almost miraculous,” says Sue Cramer, who co-curated a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. “What is this work? Where did it come from? How did it … Read more

‘Australians are very sceptical’: Michael Kirby warns against ‘excessive protection’ of religious freedoms


The former high court justice Michael Kirby has warned against the “excessive protection” of religious freedom that could diminish the rights of non-believers and minorities, as a report reveals 70% of Australians say religion is not personally important to them. In an interview with Guardian Australia before the release of new Rationalist Society research charting … Read more

Regulator investigates Presbyterian Church of Queensland fund as $26m from investors frozen


The corporate regulator has launched an investigation into an investment fund run by the collapsed Presbyterian Church of Queensland that took $26m from investors, including church employees and clergy. Queensland’s supreme court appointed receivers to the church earlier this month. Guardian Australia has learned the church has debts of about $101m, mostly related to its … Read more