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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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Saturday 10 August 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: ‘sydney moderns’

Grace Carroll
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  Between the First and Second World Wars Sydney developed into the modern metropolis it is today.  Nothing epitomised this transformation quite like the Sydney Harbour Bridge; the massive steel structure that took a decade to construct and, upon its opening in 1932, promised a vibrant and progressive future for Australia’s most populous city. But…
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Thursday 25 July 2013
Art Arts Theatre

opera review: ‘sunday in the park with george’

Grace Carroll
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When Georges Seurat completed A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte in 1884 he could only have dreamed of the iconic status the painting would achieve. He would, no doubt, have wanted to demonstrate his artistic credentials and silence his many critics. Inspiring a Pulitzer Prize winning musical one hundred years later was…
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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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Friday 28 June 2013
Art Arts

artist profile: maria richardson

Grace Carroll
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  Maria Richardson is an eclectic Geelong-based artist who makes vibrant artworks inspired by the Australian landscape, amongst others things. Recently, I had a chat with Maria to find out more about her work as she prepares for her first solo show in November. Can you tell me a little about your background? I was…
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Monday 4 March 2013
Art Arts Featured

exhibition review: ‘toulouse-lautrec – paris and the moulin rouge’

Grace Carroll
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    Prostitutes, drunkards and erotic dancers. These were amongst the favourite subjects of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), whose art is the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris and the Moulin Rouge is composed of more than 100 works spanning his brief yet celebrated career. This includes…
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Friday 4 January 2013
Art Arts Featured

exhibition review: radiance – the neo-impressionists

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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 “It is this love of beautiful colour which makes us paint like this and not a liking for the point.” – Paul Signac “This love of beautiful colour” perfectly encapsulates the NGV International’s summer blockbuster, Radiance: The Neo-Impressionists. The exhibition showcases some fine examples of Neo-Impressionist works. Each artwork, composed of layers of unmixed points,…
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Monday 30 July 2012
Art Featured

the male gaze on the female body: artist andy golub

lip magazine
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American body artist Andy Golub has caused a bit of a stir in the media of late with news of his models being arrested for public indecency. But what interests me in Golub’s art making practice is the interaction between these paint-clad models, who are often naturalists, and the spectators. Don’t get me wrong, I…
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Friday 3 February 2012
Art

artist profile: sara tatai

lip magazine
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Sara Tatai is an Australian Sudanese artist. Sara has a BA in Painting and Photography from Deakin University, and a MA Design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Sara is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. How would you best describe your style and method? My style is about colour, pattern and texture, and my…
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