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Tuesday 9 September 2014
Art Arts

irrational emotions: on activism and art

Meg Stoios
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  The culmination of Sophia Dacy-Cole’s residency at Friends of the Earth (FoE) first presented itself to me as its title, Irrational Emotions. The itchy two-word phrase struck me like a mosquito bite and my attempt to navigate a way around it only increased the need to scratch. Unless the title is tautological or false,…
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Thursday 14 August 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: winter garden

Jess Oliver
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    Winter Garden is a travelling exhibition from Japan that introduces Australian audiences to contemporary Japansese art and, in particular, the concept of Micropop. A term coined by exhibition curator Midori Matsui, Micropop describes the ways in which a generation of contemporary Japanese artists have reinterpreted meaning and cultural values to create a set…
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Art Sexuality

strapped: art challenging phallocentrism’s impact on lesbian sexuality

Sarah Iuliano
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Not everyone wants a ‘bulbous veined dick’ inside them. With this in mind, Newcastle-based artist Emilie Jeine Amaryllis has replaced the phallus with fists and other gestures in an installation resembling strap-ons. ‘Patriarchy and penises are everywhere and as a feminist lesbian, I want to challenge these things,’ Emilie says of the exhibition, which aims…
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: pat brassington

Harriet McInerney
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    Pat Brassington creates a miasma of unusual images, sometimes carnivalesque or puppet-like and at other times stretched or contorted human forms. There is always a hint of lusciousness, or a just-out-of-reach intimacy in these representations of beings and ideas that are more complex than a single image can hold. The artist’s stretched and…
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Saturday 26 July 2014
Art Arts

exploring the grotesque with artist mimi leung

Phylisa Wisdom
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Artist (painter, illustrator and printmaker) Mimi Leung has a fascinating ability to make the grotesque adorable. Depending on whether the work is commissioned or Leung’s own, it exists somewhere on a spectrum of cartoony to psychedelic, but is always brightly coloured. When I attended the recent opening of her current “Australian Roadkill” show at Lamington…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Art Arts

opportunity: headspace elsternwick announces second art competition

Alexandra Storey
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Are you aged between 12 and 25 and feeling creative?  headspace Elsternwick is very pleased to announce its second art competition! Entry is free and open to all young Melbourne artists, with no requirement that they access headspace Elsternwick’s health services.  Just about any type of artwork can be entered, including drawings, paintings, photography, and…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: douglas gordon – the only way out is the only way in

Emma Breheny
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    Douglas Gordon’s first retrospective in Australia, showing at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, amplifies over twenty years of his work both physically and metaphorically. Most concretely, a collection of videos in Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now are shown on 101 televisions occupying ACCA’s…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Art Featured

pozible’s sydney edit: interview with jennifer noorbergen, ‘kaleido’

Ruby Mahoney
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“I am excited to launch something that makes me creatively happy. I think you need to put some of yourself into your projects, outside of your full-time job. It keeps you inspired.” Jennifer Noorbergen’s typical week is spent designing web graphics for the University of Western Sydney. A young graphic designer, she moved in from…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Art Arts

help artist george rose invent the future

lip magazine
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  What will the world look like in the future? One hundred, two hundred, even five hundred years from now where will we be? The possibilities are as endless as they are exhilarating… Meet George Rose, a Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney based creative extraordinaire. Amongst other places, you’ve seen George’s work on our website banner and gracing the…
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Friday 6 June 2014
Art Arts Comedy Theatre

theatre review: it’s dark outside

Jess Oliver
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Until Sunday June 8, Canberra’s The Street Theatre presents It’s Dark Outside, a new piece of Australian theatre that combines puppetry, animation, mask work and a fabulous score. Commissioned by the Perth Theatre Company and created by WA trio Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, It’s Dark Outside is a beautifully realized story of…
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Tuesday 3 June 2014
Art

sisyphus and surplus: mel o’callaghan and the 2014 budget

Claire Capel-Stanley
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  I stand shivering lightly in my black singlet and stretchy black pants, flexing each knee again and again, standing on tiptoe to combat the air which has only just turned cold. I am with a group of others, and we arrange ourselves in a line at the door. ‘Ok, who wants what?’ our leader…
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Tuesday 13 May 2014
Art Arts Culture

exhibition review: inge king: constellation

Emma Breheny
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Currently showing at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), in Melbourne, is a major survey honouring 99-year old Australian sculptural artist Inge King.  Renowned as one of Australia’s most important sculptors, Inge King: Constellation celebrates her extraordinary 60-year career through full-scale pieces and maquette studies, alongside recent sculptures and collages, her lesser-unknown jewellery designs and…
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Monday 5 May 2014
Art Arts Feminism Opinion Uncategorised

why we need feminist art criticism: a response to jonathan jones

Claire Capel-Stanley
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    I once had a lecturer who remembered attending a symposium on feminist art history in the 1980s, just after Griselda Pollock’s landmark text Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art had been published. Pollock had attended this particular symposium, along with other prominent feminist art historians, artists and critics. Summing up…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Art Arts Books news

free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists

lip magazine
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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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