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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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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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Saturday 19 July 2014
Featured

the vagina boat artist is japan’s pussy riot

Phylisa Wisdom
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At this point, we all know about the vagina boat artist in Japan, Megumi Igarashi (who goes by Rokude Nashiko), right? For those living under a rock of legal phallic art, Igarashi has been arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges. In an effort to ‘make pussy more casual and pop’, Igarashi has used a vagina…
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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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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 1 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: character

lip magazine
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  Name: Holly Squair Label: Character Web address and/or FB address: www.facebook.com/charactercloth, http://charactercloth.wix.com/home   Where are you based?  I am based in Canberra and Sydney. My hometown is Canberra where I studied design but I am currently living in Sydney completing an internship at ‘Billion Dollar Babes’, a high end women’s label. How did you…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: the darling sisters

lip magazine
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    Name: Maria Ramsden and Leanne Dempsey Label: The Darling Sisters Web address and/or FB address: www.thedarlingsisters.com   Where are you based?  Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? We are not designers but heritage professionals with a…
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Monday 28 April 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the blazing world

Lauren Strickland
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Do you ever think that you’d be better off as a man? As readers of a feminist magazine like Lip, you’ve probably given some thought to the notion that inequality exists, that it occurs daily in a variety of different situations, that it rears its ugly head in a hundred different ways, and that career-wise…
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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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