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Wednesday 4 August 2010
Art Arts

En pointe

Rebecca Howden
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I was never coordinated enough for ballet or dancing of any kind, but my taller, thinner, more graceful older sister was pretty seriously into it between the ages of four and sixteen. Her whole life was dedicated to dancing- every different style you can think of, classes every day, that sort of thing. And although…
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Wednesday 28 July 2010
Art Arts

I threw a kiss in the ocean

Rebecca Howden
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Irene Grishin-Selzer does such weird and wonderful things with porcelain. Best known (or rather, not known; hiding, perhaps) as the artist and designer behind the gorgeously unique jewellery label Iggy and Lou Lou, Irene draws on the rich history of porcelain to lovingly handcraft pieces that manage to somehow be both fresh and contemporary, yet…
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Wednesday 21 July 2010
Art Arts Featured

Frances Bean Cobain

Rebecca Howden
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Frances Bean Cobain has always seemed like a tragedy waiting to happen. When the genes of rock’s most volatile couple collide, how else could things turn out? Ever since the first pictures of that beautiful, blue-eyed baby appeared, cradled in the arms of her loving but (let’s face it) insane parents, the world has been…
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Wednesday 21 July 2010
Art Arts

Love, Loss & Intimacy

Rebecca Howden
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I finally got around to seeing the Love, Loss & Intimacy exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria last weekend. Yes, it’s been open since February and it closes soon, but whatever. It was the title that both drew me towards it and made me think I should stay away. Love, loss, intimacy- the three…
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Wednesday 14 July 2010
Art Arts

Destiny Deacon

Rebecca Howden
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In the self-portrait currently hanging in Melbourne Uni’s Ian Potter Museum of Art, Destiny Deacon sits placidly with her hands folded on her lap, dressed in a flowing green skirt and folky jewellery, her hair pulled back in a neat bun. Beside her sits Carol, one of the many black baby dolls Destiny has ‘rescued’…
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Wednesday 14 July 2010
Art Arts

The Sketchbook Project

Rebecca Howden
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Being someone who has always loved books, notebooks and sketchbooks of any kind, stumbling across The Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project made me giddy with excitement. Since I was a little kid, I’ve always treasured books as something truly precious- and a book with blank pages even more so. Taking the term ‘visual diary’ literally,…
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