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Tuesday 15 December 2015
Art Arts

grayson perry: review

Ad Hoc
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I paid roughly $450 dollars for a one-day trip to be in the same room as my art idol, Grayson Perry, at the media preview of his new show My Pretty Little Art Career, which just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It is testament to the intense yearning that art, at…
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Thursday 3 December 2015
Art Arts Fashion

interview with lili murphy-johnson

Bridget Conway
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Inspiring young jewellery designer Lili Murphy-Johnson has created a stir with the unveiling of her first collection of pieces. Why, you ask? Because Lili’s jewellery is designed to reduce the stigma of menstruation by presenting itself as a no holds-barred collection of works that imitate the real-life stains and emotions that are involved in menstruation….
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Wednesday 11 November 2015
Art Arts Theatre

interview with ad hoc: director of found festival

Bridget Conway
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I sat down with Found Festival director and Lip writer, Ad Hoc, to discuss this year’s ambitious festival held at the Testing Grounds in Melbourne from 2pm on the 21st of November to the wee hours of 5am on the 22nd of November. Could you first briefly tell us about your career as an artist…
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Saturday 10 October 2015
Art Arts

cathy raso: interview

Bridget Conway
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Cathy Raso is an artist hailing from Melbourne who is launching her first solo exhibition, Reflections. Movement. Drama, on October 10th at the Gallery Voltaire. I spoke with Cathy about her career so far as an artist and about what inspires her work. First could you tell me about your career so far? Have you always…
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Sunday 4 October 2015
Art Arts

interview with rani pramesti: associate producer of wanita

Arabella Close
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  Rani Pramesti is an associative producer at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne. She is currently producing WANITA: Female Artivism- Jakarta! opening this week. The exhibition will feature the work of nine women DIY artists from Jakarta, including Marishka Soekarna, Ayu Dila Martina and Ika Vantiani. The works are diverse and wide-ranging, including music video clips,…
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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Art Arts

interview with antony makhlouf

Bridget Conway
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    Antony Makhlouf is an artist currently living in the creative hub of Newtown in Sydney’s inner West. His work has seen several shifts, especially in the past few years, and he’s moved from photography to performance to digital painting. Although still dipping his fingers into each of these areas, Makhlouf is currently full…
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Sunday 30 August 2015
Art Arts

the horse: ngv exhibition review

Clara Borg
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Did you know that horse worship and cultism was a common facet of nomadic Eurasian cultures?  Or that in Indian mythology, the seven-headed horse Uchchaihshravas – translating roughly to either ‘long-ears’ or ‘neighing aloud’- was regarded a king of horses, and was the mount of the Hindu god Indra, the god of rain and thunderstorms? And…
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Thursday 27 August 2015
Art Arts

catriona pollard: sculptural basketry artist to hold first solo exhibition

Bridget Conway
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Catriona Pollard is a Sydney-based contemporary sculptural basketry artist. Her work has been a part of numerous exhibitions across NSW since 2011. This year, Catriona has been working hard to create her first solo exhibition Love.Honour.Cherish, to be held at the Lane Cove Gallery in Sydney from October 7th – 19th. I had the chance…
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
Art Arts Theatre

underbelly arts festival: review

Bridget Conway
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  Underbelly Arts Festival began in 2007 as a response to the isolation that can often be felt when working as an artist, especially as an emerging artist. By showcasing emerging artists and focusing on experimental and contemporary art, the Underbelly Arts Festival does its best to live up to its name. It’s the underside of what…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
Art Arts

what i learnt from staring at a stranger at marina abramovic: in residence

Hollie Pich
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I’m staring at a stranger. He has a red-brown beard. He has a freckle under his right eye. His eyes are pale blue-grey, and fixed on mine. I’m not sure how long we’ve been looking at each other—long enough, certainly, that the cold has seeped through my jumper. It’s been long enough that I’m no…
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Friday 26 June 2015
Art Life News

in brief: ‘power of makeup’ trend shows makeup shaming has got to go

Sarah Iuliano
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Thousands of women have banded together to post selfies to debunk the myth women who wear makeup are ashamed of their everyday appearance. Posting images of themselves with half their face made up and the other portion bare, the hashtag ‘PowerOfMakeup’ has demonstrated defiance towards those alleging they are victims chained to the beauty industry….
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Saturday 20 June 2015
Art Arts

the dream: review

Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole
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The Dream moves through three pieces by English ballet giant Frederick Ashton: Monotones II, which is a simple formalist modernist dance, Symphonic Variations which is a paired-back love story in Greco-Roman costume and Ashton’s surprisingly funny interpretation of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, simply named the Dream. While the performance is a masterful rendering of these historically important pieces, it sometimes left me wanting more….
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Sunday 14 June 2015
Art Arts

refusing to choose between traditional femininity and radical feminism: interview with anonymous artist ambivalently yours

Isabella Cornell
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In an unashamed defiance of the rigid conventions associated with female identity, anonymous artist Ambivalently Yours’ witty illustrations celebrate the colour pink, ‘cuteness’, cats and being a badass who “doesn’t take shit from anyone”. These seemingly incongruous identities are reconciled in seamless pastel works that speak to women from all walks of life through its…
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Tuesday 26 May 2015
Art Arts

emerge in the west: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Enter the bedazzling land of the West! On May 16th, Footscray’s Nicholson Street came alive with the rich cultures of Africa at Emerge in the West Festival.  Waves of vibrant traditions washed over me as I strolled through the avenue. A potpourri of emerging top artists hailing from Ethiopia, Sudan, South Africa, Papua New Guinea…
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