Artprice: 5 Female Artists who closed the gender gap in 2018

Although women account for half of the world’s population (and therefore half of the world’s intelligence, sensitivity and inspiration… ), they are still substantially under-represented on the global Art Market.   Looking back, women did not become a regular part of art history’s narrative until the end of the 19th century.  However, today’s secondary art market is still largely dominated by men.

Artprice released a list of the top 20 female artists, so what better excuse is needed to explore a virtual exhibit of art from the Top 5.

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EVENT CINEMAS: 11 Flicks to get that movie fix in February!

The curtain raising line up this month at EVENT CINEMAS provides a multitude of reasons to grab your mates for a night out.  This month sees the release of much anticipated blockbuster releases, but there are a series of special events and limited edition promotions celebrating everything from love to sport and everything else in between.

February releases include:
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Celebrating Australia Day we present Top 5 Aussies under 35 making waves on the global stage

As we muddle through the week with the Australia Day long weekend in sight, we take a look at some of the country’s movers and shakers representing the country on the global stage.

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Tropfest Jnr. finalists revealed, unleashing some of the most creative stories ever told!

It’s set to be one of the most creative showcases to date, the prelude to the main event when the ’16 and unders’ category finalists screen their independently produced films  from 4.45pm-6.30pm at Parramatta Park on Saturday 9 February 2019.

“Who better to tell the unique stories of today’s youth, than the youth themselves?” said Filmmaker & Industry Liaison Manager Annie Parnell. “These 16 finalists are well on their way to becoming the future of filmmaking. Although young, these talented filmmakers explore every complicated corner of life growing up today with such incredible artistic and technical flair.”
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Behaviour of Social Media similar to Drug Addicts?

The decision-making attributes of excessive social media users has been likened to those of drug addicts and gamblers in an explosive new study designed to raise awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young adults online. 

New research led by Michigan State University, in collaboration with Monash University and McGill University, shows the risky decision-making behaviours of social media overusers is comparable to people battling substance addiction.   Findings were published in the Journal of Behavior Addictions on Friday 11 January 2019.

Professor Antonio Verdejo-Garcia from the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) and co-author of the study said their results had important societal implications.

According to the 2018 Yellow Social Media Report compiled by Sensis:
– 37% of 18-29-year-olds felt anxious when unable to access their social media accounts. – – More than one third of people now access their social media in excess of five times per day.

“Social media use is ubiquitous and continues to grow with many individuals displaying anxious and even conflictive behaviour when attempting to withdraw from these online channels,” Professor Verdejo-Garcia, the only Australian research contributor, said.  “We hope our research findings, which demonstrate a behavioural similarity between excessive social networking site use, substance use and behavioural addictive disorders, can influence the beliefs and actions of policy makers, therapists and tech industry leaders to take action against problematic online behaviour.”

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15 Must-Try delights at BITE Markets, North Harbour

bite band and jester with logoCalling all foodies – it’s time to indelibly ink Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2 in your diaries because that’s the weekend Bite Markets at North Harbour will officially open.  A custom-designed fully-fenced 5,000sqm dining precinct of shipping containers, it’s set to be an explosion of 40 flavour makers, creating the biggest food adventure in Brisbane’s North side with dishes under $15!

“BITE represents a new hub for local food creators and food lovers.  At home in the fastest growing region of Australia in the Moreton Bay region, we are thrilled to announce that BITE Markets will open on Friday, March 1. BITERS are set for a culinary journey around the globe with dishes from Malaysia to Spain, Italy to Japan, Tibet to Turkey and everywhere in between, all created on-site. Of course, everyone is dedicated to championing local produce.” says BITE Founder, renowned caterer and food reator, Tom Burke.

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