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Wednesday 13 April 2016
Art Arts

review: speak uneasy and flood

Jacqui Malins
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In the front window of Smith’s Alternative, a person is being eaten – or coughed out – by typewriters of varied vintage.  I recognise the face of artist Nicci Haynes, eyes closed, contorted into expressions of fear or outrage. She spits binary code as she is rolled into existence by these machines. Uneasy indeed, these…
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Arts

elly freer: interview

Jessica Oliver
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Originally from Canberra, Elly Freer is a Melbourne based photographer who’s work is currently showing at Canberra’s PhotoAccess, as part of group exhibition, At a Loss. Also featuring the work of Dean Butters (exhibiting artist and exhibition curator), Aimee Fitzgerald, Evan Baden and Emily Jackett, At a Loss explores the intersection of identity and space….
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Friday 14 August 2015
Arts Theatre

of mice and men: review

Jessica Oliver
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Showing at The Canberra Theatre Centre from August 6 – 9, Of Mice and Men is the dramatic retelling of John Steinbeck’s famous novella of the same name. Billed as a “compelling tale of friendship and survival”, the production captured the grittiness of Steinbeck’s original text and presented an exploration of dreams, delusions, sacrifice and…
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Friday 5 June 2015
Arts Theatre

ali mcgregor: interview

Bridget Conway
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If you live in Canberra and are a fan of jazz, soul, and cabaret, then be sure to check out the Capital Jazz Project, on now until June 8th, at the Street Theatre. I caught up with singer and cabaret diva Ali McGregor, who has two performances at the Capital Jazz Project, Alchemy on June…
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Monday 16 March 2015
Arts Theatre

theatre review: handle it

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To have revealing photos uploaded onto social media without consent is a fear of many women and a nightmarish reality for more than you would imagine. This is the premise for Handle It, a one-woman play  that showed at The Street Theatre from March 13-16.  Kelsey, a ‘naïve’ first year university student wakes up after a big…
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Friday 13 March 2015
Art Arts

populate or perish! meet artist anja loughead

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  Populate or Perish! is an exhibition by Canberra based artist Anja Loughead currently showing at Canberra Contemporary Artspace (CCAS) Manuka until this Sunday, March 15. Through the work presented in the exhibition, Loughead brings to attention Australia’s long running and highly constructed narrative of migration, and questions the truths and prerogatives behind the propaganda….
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Thursday 12 February 2015
Art Arts

her riot presents: the other side, at m16 artspace

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Opening tonight at Canberra’s M16 Artspace is The Other Side, an immersive installation exhibition by Sarah McEwan under the pseudonym Her Riot. Described by McEwan as an ‘anti-band’, Her Riot challenges the commercial consumption of music and encourages viewers to see mainstream culture through a distinctly feminist lens. Lip caught up with Sarah McEwan to…
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Saturday 13 December 2014
Art Arts

cleft: exploring the body landscape

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Showing at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka from 27 November – 7 December, Cleft presented new works by Canberra based artists Louise Upshall and Tara Bromham. The word cleft, as both noun and adjective, denotes a fissure, divide or separation, however despite this it contains is an innate sense of duality, an implied halving to…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Arts Theatre

theatre review: highway of lost hearts

Jess Oliver
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Presented by Mary Ann Butler and ARTBACK NT, Highway of Lost Hearts is a one-woman theatre production that explores love, loss and the process of grieving. Written and performed by award winning Darwin based playwright Mary Anne Butler and directed by Lee Lewis, the production is as humorous as it is gut-wrenching and infused with…
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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 19 June 2014
Arts news Theatre

improvised theatre explores the lives of women on the home front

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The topic of war is not an uncommon theme in Australian theatre and, with the ANZAC centenary approaching in 2015, it seems particularly pertinent. Whilst much of the creative dialogue around the First World War focuses on the men fighting at the front, improvised Canberra production, The Home Front, focuses on the women left behind to…
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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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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Arts Fashion

lip went to fashfest: here’s what happened

Ray Mardia
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  Dear Canberra, where have you been hiding your stylish self all this time? Eye opening is the best way to describe my experience of Fashfest 2014’s closing night. The venue, lovingly called Fashfest HQ, nestles onto the Canberra International Airport. Its industrial design, modern look and kaleidoscopic displays of light offered the perfect backdrop…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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