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Thursday 24 April 2014
Art Arts Books news

free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists

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  Are you an artist or writer currently based in the ACT and don’t feel especially clued up on the legal issues surrounding your practice? Welcome to the club! But we’re all in luck as the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres have announced a new partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to deliver…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Feminism News

in brief: exhibition celebrates 4000 years of reproductive choice

Kezia Lubanszky
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The University of Michigan is displaying an exhibition of posters by artist Heather Ault dedicated to the history of women and abortions. The agency of reproductive and contraceptive choice extends back 4000 years, so the exhibition is named ‘4000 Years for Choice.’ Ault, an activist for reproductive rights, said that the exhibition ‘presents abortion and…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Arts opinion

art as therapy: alain de botton’s secular sermon

Sophie Lamond
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After porn, cats, Kevin Bacon and real bacon, facts may be one of the most traded currencies of the Internet. Is this constant consumption of knowledge an attempt to fill some kind of void, and if it is, is it enough? In this increasingly secular world are we all just hankering for some kind of…
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Thursday 20 March 2014
Art Arts Culture Theatre

performance review: a simple space

Ruby Turner
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Harking from Adelaide, Gravity and Other Myths is a multi-award winning ensemble of acrobats who are currently partnering with Darebin Art’s Speakeasy to present their performance piece, A Simple Space, at Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne. Gravity and Other Myths are neither big top clowns nor death defying stuntmen, but a wonderfully unified and organic group…
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Monday 3 March 2014
Art Arts Opinion

exhibition review: hubert duprat

Audrey K. Hulm
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Showing at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), this is the first solo exhibition in Australia by French artist, Hubert Duprat. Having been enamoured with Duprat’s caddis fly project for years when I stumbled upon it somewhere in the depths of the internet, I was very excited to see this show. I knew…
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: the red queen

Audrey K. Hulm
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The Red Queen is the latest blockbuster at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart. It is a curated exhibit that fills the underground sprawl of David Walsh’s lair with darkness, intrigue, and a sense of bitterness that moves in waves throughout the many interlacing rooms. The assembled works often seem to have…
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Art News World

in brief: german artist, georg baselitz claims women can’t be great artists

Matilda Mornane
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German artist Georg Baselitz has sparked backlash, recently telling a newspaper that women cannot paint well. Baselitz has dismissed female painters – even the most iconic like Frida Kahlo – saying that they ‘simply don’t pass the market test, the value test.’ Despite making up the majority of art students, Baselitz claims that women lack…
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Monday 17 February 2014
Art Arts Comedy Feminism Life Theatre

theatre review: more female parts

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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  Presented by Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, More Female Parts is a suite of three monologues written by Sara Hardy specifically to be performed and directed by Evelyn Krape and Lois Ellis, respectively.  Inspired by the original Female Parts, a series of monologues written in 1977 by Italian duo Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Hardy’s new work…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Art Arts Culture Music Opinion

festival review: mona foma

Audrey K. Hulm
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Mona Foma (or MOFO) is the summer art and music festival hosted by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (better known as Mona). Held each year in January, the festival has a national reputation and is considered to be a stalwart of Tasmania’s cultural fabric. Reviewing a whole festival is a difficult task- every aspect…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Art Arts Culture news

arts news: the weekly wrap up

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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is under pressure to return a painting claimed to have been looted by the Nazis. Swiss Lawyer Olaf Ossman claims the painting “Head of a Man” is a Van Gogh sold under duress by wealthy Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel in 1933 when he fled the Nazis. Although tests have…
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Friday 13 December 2013
Art Culture News

arts news: the weekly wrap up

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    The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) has announced its National Agenda for the Visual Arts in Australia, outlining a 30 year vision which aims to see artists play a central role in all aspects of Australian life. Importantly, NAVA is hoping to see Australian arts funding double from 0.084% to 0.17%…
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Thursday 12 December 2013
Art News

in brief: artist creates shoes inspired by ex girlfriends

Kezia Lubanszky
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New York artist, Sebastian Errazuriz, has released a collection of women’s shoes inspired by his ex-girlfriends. The collection, 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers, debuted at the annual Miami Beach Art Basel. There is a shoe to represent each of Errazuriz’s past girlfriends, and each one has a nickname that highlights the quirks and charms of…
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Thursday 12 December 2013
Art Comedy Culture Featured Theatre

theatre: and then there were 3

Milly Cooper
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  In a phone interview last week with writer, director and performer Michelle Higgs about her new play ‘And Then There Were 3’, I was filled in on the in-and-outs and up-and-downs of playwriting and parenting. Debuting at the Street Theatre, Canberra from December 4-8, ‘And Then There Were 3’ is a play centred on…
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Tuesday 3 December 2013
Art News

street art in response to street harassment

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Most women could say that they have been harassed on the street in one way or another in their lifetime. Whether that be in the form of unwanted verbal slurs, or eyes that tend to linger and follow you. I myself, just a couple of weeks ago, while walking my dog during the day in…
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