Published May 19, 2019

Digitalia and classical composition

Transformative, reductionist, inspiring or demeaning?

Gillian Wills
Published May 9, 2019

On the margins of the good swamp

Sue Castrique
Published May 9, 2019

An orchard for my father

Jenny Sinclair
Published April 18, 2019

The encroaching silence

Listening to the health of an ecosystem

Griffith Review
Published April 15, 2019

Moments in Vanuatu

Changing the way we tell stories

IN LATE 2018, fifteen Griffith University communication and journalism students travelled to Vanuatu to participate in a climate change communication study tour funded by the New Colombo Plan. The tour was built around planning and adaptation projects being undertaken by the Griffith Climate Change Response Program, and was initiated in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the University of the South Pacific.
Griffith Review
Published April 5, 2019

Things we want to know but forget to ask

Stories about the painted past and the precarious future

In early 2018, on a hot, humid summer’s day, when even the birds were resting in the shade, a group of writers gathered beneath the ceiling fans of a university seminar room to devise a project that engaged with the idea of living in a precarious world. As we all lived in the Illawarra region, on the south coast of New South Wales, we decided to respond to artworks held in the Wollongong Art Gallery Collection. A few weeks later, the gallery’s professional officer Vivian Vidulich and curator Louise Brand led us through the bowels of the gallery. They pulled out wire racks full of paintings and lifted dust covers from sculptures. And we writers sat with the artworks, taking notes, talking, photographing. We each chose one piece that activated something within us, and went away to write, coming together again over a series of sessions to read and talk about the works and responses to them. Diverse pieces of fiction, non-fiction and poetry evolved from this process: works interested in the land and waterways of the Illawarra and elsewhere; in the relationship between humans and other species; in wind, weather and waste; in death, birth, regeneration and refuge; and in the changing nature of life on this planet.
Griffith Review
Published October 16, 2018

A Japanese House

The story of building a home

Jill Barker
Published June 18, 2018

The Light Ascending

A bookseller exclusive

Griffith Review
Published June 1, 2018

Racial hurdles

The Aboriginal experience of genocide, suicide and sport

Griffith Review
Published March 27, 2018

Biggles in Burma

Giving boys what they want

Griffith Review
Published December 11, 2017

Elephant walk

Griffith Review
Published November 19, 2017

The view from here: Winnie Dunn

Stories from Western Sydney

Published November 19, 2017

The view from here: Shirley Le

Stories from Western Sydney

Published November 19, 2017

The view from here: Stephen Pham

Stories from Western Sydney

Published November 19, 2017

The view from here: Maryam Azam

Stories from Western Sydney

Published November 19, 2017

The view from here: Jason Gray

Stories from Western Sydney

Published September 27, 2017

The missing link

Activists and government at the Daintree blockade

Griffith Review
Published August 10, 2017

Protection in the sunburnt country

How coral holds the key to a new, reef-friendly sunscreen

Griffith Review
Published May 24, 2017

A letter to Catherine Berndt

Aboriginal cultural life and the preciousness of time

Griffith Review
Published May 8, 2017

Biyala stories

Sophie Cunningham
Published April 3, 2017

From the ground up

Turning e-waste into opportunity

Griffith Review
Published September 5, 2016

How long must I wait?

Indonesia’s warehoused refugees

Griffith Review
Published March 23, 2016

Keeping a town beautiful

Tips from grassroots activism

Lesley Synge
Published August 3, 2015

Japan Journal

April 2011, between calm and catastrophe

Meredith McKinney
Published July 20, 2015


Chris Johnston

Published July 13, 2015

Life after genocide

Legacies of a shattered culture

Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Published May 25, 2015


Mapping the memories

Nadia Wheatley
Published April 22, 2015

The first victory

by Ben Stubbs

A Griffith Review multimedia essay
Published April 1, 2015

ground truthing

Pat Hoffie

Published September 18, 2014

The Uses of Culture

Keynote address for the 2nd FASIC Australian Studies in China Conference, Renmin University of China, Beijing

Published September 18, 2014

Nations of Song

Griffith Review