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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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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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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 24 June 2015
Arts Film Theatre

sophie hyde: interview

Isabella Cornell
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Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde doesn’t shy from telling often difficult, yet socially and culturally relevant and important stories. Her impressive portfolio ranges from the critically acclaimed feature drama 52 Tuesdays, which tells the story of a parent and child as one undergoes a gender transition, to her latest project with collaborator Bryan Mason, To Look…
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Wednesday 21 January 2015
Art

exhibition review: sometimes there isn’t anything to get

Camilla Patini
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Sometimes There Isn’t Anything To Get is a fresh and innovative exhibition currently being displayed at the Nancy Sever Gallery in Canberra. It assembles thought-provoking and eye-catching artwork from artists Joel Arthur, Zoe Brand, Byrd (Daniel Maginnity) and Hanna Hoyne. The walls and floor of the exhibition offer such wonders as a sculpture of an…
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Thursday 30 October 2014
Art Arts Fashion

the fashion world of jean paul gaultier

Audrey K Hulm
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  From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective currently showing at the NGV International is to put it bluntly, pretty damned amazing. On entering the media preview, I watched a very pretty boy, in an elegant floppy black felt hat, denim overalls and studded black boots begin to cry and tell…
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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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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 9 October 2013
Art Arts Featured

q&a: artist sarah field on ‘centre of my sinful earth’

Grace Carroll
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    Sarah Field’s Centre of my Sinful Earth is a provocative installation that both fascinates and repulses. Intrigued, I spoke with Field about the work, which will soon be exhibited at the MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne. Can you tell us a little about Centre of my sinful earth? Centre of my Sinful Earth is a large…
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: selling dreams – one hundred years of fashion photography

Danielle Scoins
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  ‘I always thought we were selling dreams, not clothes.’ – Irving Penn, 1984 In describing his work as a fashion photographer for Vogue, Irving Penn gave the above quote as a response. In doing so he major to capture the growing trend of aspirational fashion; of going beyond simply presenting a picture of a…
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: ex de medici’s ‘cold blooded’

Vanessa Wright
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  eX de Medici’s work can be like a slap in the face, or a punch to the gut. At first you don’t expect it. The colour, the ornate beauty, the familiar forms, and the incredible detail draw you into these exquisite watercolours. Then bam! Slapped in the face. It’s the intense imagery of these…
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Monday 15 July 2013
Art Arts

q&a: feminist artist kelsey shwetz

Elisabeth Morgan
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  Kelsey Shwetz is a Canadian-born feminist painter currently living in Queens and working in Chelsea, NYC. Shwetz received a BA Honours in Psychology and Painting in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, New York, India, Paris, and Costa Rica. Shwetz has also been featured in The Journal of Gender and Sexuality,…
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