George Randolph Bedford was a well-known figure in Australia between the 1880s and his death in 1941. He wore many hats during his varied career of writer, publisher, mining promotor, actor and politician. A controversial character throughout his lifetime, he remains so to this day. Volume one of his autobiography "Naught to Thirty-three" was discovered by academic, Geoffrey Blainey, in a bookshop in 1951, and later republished. He was lauded for his travel writing and short stories, but disclaimers would pre-empt today, the publication of some of Randolph's work. He is now written about as a revealing study in "patriotic masculinity" of the Federation era in Australia.
He'd be so pleased.
Arthur Nichol was a practicing artist before, during and after the Second World War. His work has been collected by several major Australian public institutions, including the Australian War Memorial, but among long lists of press artists, he is not noted in surveys of Black & White Art in Australia, aside from being sited for the act of assuming the pseudonym, Kurt Nodt, for his casual cartoon work for the Bulletin during the 1960s. Cartoons aside, it is his work as an illustrator that is overdue for acknowledgement. These pages form a visual biography of sorts, with the aim of addressing that anomaly, by bringing all of his work, (so far collected) together for a thorough assessment of its worth.
Christina Stevens is a Sydney born award-winning author and filmmaker, environmental strategist, aerobatic pilot, and inspirational speaker. Christina’s work ranges from expanding consciousness and youth empowerment to solutions for global sustainability and happiness. She speaks often at the United Nations and is an active advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Christina’s storytelling as inspiration for social change has made her the recipient of the coveted Gold Lion, the highest award from the Venice Film Festival. She has also won numerous Clios, New York Art Directors Awards, and International Broadcasting Awards. The fundraising film she produced for Steven Spielberg’s Starbright Foundation won perhaps the largest one showing donation ever of any documentary—seven million dollars.