NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


In 2019, nearly 500 women over fifty participated in a photography event called 500 Strong. Photographer Ponch Hawkes photographed these women posing nude in studio spaces in Melbourne and in Victorian regional towns … to fashion a dialogue about women’s bodies that avoided the clichés of decline and loss,

Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design student, Tayla Martin, is one of only two Australians to be shortlisted for The Sony World Photography Awards. Tayla’s portrait, which captures her mother’s emotional journey to cancer remission, was selected from 227,000 images from 183 countries to represent ‘the finest