Peter Maddern

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RAW: Lowering The Driving Licence Age – Comment

Road Safety Minister Tom Kenyon has this week put forth a collection of proposals that could be used to help lower the road toll fatalities and casualties over the next 10 years to under 80 a year.


Aesthetimology is Lucas Croall’s first solo exhibition. Presenting an array of prints, illustrations and collages, this young artist’s body of work particularly shows a depth of understanding and appreciation towards the aesthetics of colour and design.

RAW: SA Screen Awards – Winners Announced

The South Australian Screen Awards (SASA) were announced last night (Friday 13 May) at a gala event at the Mercury Cinema.

RAW: Meet Lucas Pittaway Pt 2

This time last year, Lucas, then 17, was considering a future as a mechanic in the army, as he roamed an Elizabeth shopping centre with his older brother Paul one Saturday afternoon. He had quit school just two months out from graduating because as he said ‘I had my licence and a job.’

RAW: Adelaide Oval – How We Are Going To Pay For The Folly Of The Elites

The sporting elites of Adelaide may well reflect on the prices now being paid for the Adelaide Oval redevelopment, all announced since the vote last Monday week. No doubt the list will grow:

RAW: Bill Botten Art – AP Bond – Til 27th May

Local Adelaide artist and Amateur Football legend, Bill Botten, last night opned his fifth solo exhibition and his first at AP Bond’s Magill Rd studio.

RAW: Africa by My Darling Patricia – Space – Til 14th May – 4K

It is refreshing to see a theatrical work that focuses on the realities of home grown Australian domestic life rather than the usual struggles of refugees or indigenous Australia. Refreshing but sobering. It is perhaps a coincidence only that Africa opens in Adelaide in the same week or so as Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys does …

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RAW: Green Room WASABI Short Film Competition

Budding young filmmakers have the chance to get their short film screened at this year’s OzAsia Festival, as well as the rare opportunity to take part in a workshop with internationally-renowned company, The People’s Republic of Animation.

RAW: AFL Round 7 Wrap

Seven rounds in (or six for some and who knows exactly nowadays when rounds start and end) and the pressure is starting to mount on more than a few coaches and administrations.

RAW: Pokies Reform – The ‘Un-Australian’ Ads

“Two typical Aussies, Mike and Bruce, chat about the potential of a license to punt”. This is the description given by Clubs NSW on Youtube of the ‘A license to punt… It’s Un-Australian’ ad, which is part of Clubs Australia’s campaign against the federal government’s new pokies reform proposal.