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Wednesday 8 June 2016
Art Arts

q&a with kelly hammond

Bridget Conway
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Australian photographer Kelly Hammond is stepping outside ‘the system’ and quite literally, into the wild unknown. With her project ‘Women Of the Wild,’ she is exploring what it means to reconnect with the feminine energy of the natural world, and is doing so by traversing the lines between male and female, natural and constructed, and by challenging…
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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 3 July 2015
Arts

q&a with jesper nielsen

Bridget Conway
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Jesper Nielson is a photographer hailing from Denmark who has started a photography project in the hopes of raising awareness about the increasing prevalence of domestic violence in Australia.  He is currently working  hair and make-up artist Natalie Burley,  who specialises in creating injuries for film and television, in shooting some confronting images of women who…
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Monday 29 June 2015
Arts

suzanne brown: interview

Bridget Conway
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Photography, a medium which can often be in-your-face but also incredibly personal, is the medium in which artist and student Suzanne Brown has decide to use to tackle some huge issues. Her project ‘Were My Pajamas Too Short?’ is a brave and bold artistic venture that sets out to fly in the face of rape…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Arts

head on photo festival: review

Isabella Peters
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This year’s Head On Photo Festival, a celebration of photography exhibited in various locations across Sydney, presents a range of poignant photographic surveys dealing with diverse subjects, including a plethora of topical social issues. Many of these issues are related to, or a consequence of gender inequality in international contexts. The voice of these issues…
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Thursday 4 December 2014
Art Arts Feminism

in conversation with julie garran

Claire Capel-Stanley
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  In February this year, artist Julie Garran set herself a simple challenge. Post one photograph online, every day. As an experienced photographer, social media wasn’t something Julie had used in her practice. The project expanded, and became a large exhibition, A Photo Every Day, presented at PhotoAccess, Canberra in October. Julie’s project reveals how…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
Art Culture

exhibition review: ellipsis

lip magazine
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  Ellipsis is a photography exhibition by four talented Canberra-based emerging artists exploring narrative and truth. Natalie Azzopardi, Holly Granville-Edge, Katherine Griffiths and Amy McGregor share a common urge to explore the limitations and opportunities of the value of truth in photography. ‘Drawing inspiration from what is not written, but remains suggestive, Ellipsis features incomplete, cinematic,…
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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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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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Tuesday 2 July 2013
Arts Featured Get Involved

a beautiful body project: a chat with photographer jade beall

Lexie Bean
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How do we grow into our beautiful bodies when we don’t see real portrayals of them around us? A Beautiful Body Project uses photography and book-making to celebrate women who have bodies and stories and all things that maintain their beauty as they change. This week we spoke to Jade Beall, founder of the A…
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Friday 24 May 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: renata buziak’s ‘afterimage’

Vanessa Wright
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  Renata Buziak’s series Afterimage, which was recently exhibited at ANCA Gallery, Canberra, demands to be looked at. No passing glances on your way to the wine here; these are images which grab you and won’t let go. They are vivid, surreal works that draw in the viewer, who curious to explore these alien-like landscapes created by Buziak’s highly detailed imagery….
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

is it ok: to photograph absolutely everything?

Elizabeth Flux
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In 2000 my class went on a school camp to Ballarat and we were given a list detailing the clothes to bring, the lollies to leave at home, and what other items were either required, allowed or forbidden. The list was long and strangely specific when it came to clothing, but somewhere in between Driza-Bone…
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Saturday 19 January 2013
Art Arts Featured

up close and unseen: impressions of carol jerrems as a student photographer

Grace Carroll
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  ‘I found her a woman of few words, not very friendly, a bit pouty, almost defiant.’ These are the initial impressions Diana had of the student-photographer who approached her at a gig at the Melbourne University’s student union. The photographer was Carol Jerrems and the year was 1968. Little did either young woman know…
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Friday 23 November 2012
Art Featured

exhibition review: gregory crewdson’s ‘in a lonely place’

Grace Carroll
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  ‘All the world’s a stage…’ wrote Shakespeare more than five hundred years ago. The works of American photographer Gregory Crewdson reveal that these sentiments have as much relevance to contemporary life as they did to Elizabethan England. In a Lonely Place, the first major exhibition of Crewdson’s photographs to tour Australia, features images that…
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