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SELF-PORTRAIT (ANTHONY BENNETT)

The contemplation of identity is explored continually in visual art, with self-portraiture being one of the most effective channels for the examination of reality, aspiration and character. Frida Kahlo once stated, ‘I paint … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

THE SYDNEY CURATORIAL STATE by Rachel Hughes

As it stands today, group shows are the flavour of the accessible market. Being a master your craft is left to the large, financially backed, big players. We have seen … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

DISGUISES AND SURPRISES by Amanda Jelicich-Kane

A poem written to accompany a children’s tour through the MCA’s Anish Kapoor exhibition. All aboard the train through a land of surprises, you’ll meet many artworks dressed in disguises. … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

SNAPSHOTS, RANDOM RELATIONSHIPS AND HOMEMADE GENERATIONS by Tesha Jeffress

Relationships with celebrities are akin to the relationships between transient passengers that we stand aside in a slow-moving queue. On the way to meeting our objectives at the terminus, our … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

MANIFESTO: A WORK IN PROGRESS by Emily Priddel

I am a modernist with post-modern sensibilities. I am a dynamic futurist who studies the art of science and the science of art. I am an idealistic realist dada poet. … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIANNE JONES: REVISITING/REVISING AUSTRALIAN ICONS by Sarah Norris

While Aboriginal art is commonly associated with traditional dot paintings created in a regional setting, some of the most important, and culturally critical, contemporary Australian art of recent years has … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW WITH SCULPTOR LOUIS PRATT by Anna Maude

I first came across one of Louis Pratt’s artworks at the Art Gallery of NSW, where his Whatever sculpture was included in the 2012 Sulman Prize. After the obligatory annual … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

AFRICAN DIASPORA by Christine Ghali

I am at Peacock Gallery in Auburn, on a beautiful sunny day. Sitting across from curator Idil Abdullahi, we are both basking in the warmth of the sun and watching … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST JACQUELINE BALL by Alessandra Orsi

Jacqueline Ball is a Perth based artist. She creates enchanting and marvellous worlds that are captured through photography. Her work experiments with space, form and light exploring their relationship through … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

GAO GE: ORDER by Cindy (Fang Qian)

Gao Ge is a Chinese artist whose work is currently displayed at White Rabbit Gallery, a space focusing on Chinese contemporary art. Being a Chinese student studying in a Western … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

RESISTANCE IS USELESS? THE INEVITABLE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY WITHIN ART by Hannah Greethead

Resistance is futile, resistance is futile! Technology is inescapable in today’s society, it permeates the everyday. You can’t cut and run from technology, it’s everywhere. Technology has infiltrated art, become … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

SMASH PALACE HITS HOME by Jessa Melicor

Constructing megacities is difficult. If only the fragile fragments of culture were made of steel, then perhaps society would be immune to the changing urban landscape. Instead, these fragments must … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

CALLING ALL ROBOTS by Kristina Tito

I looked at Mel Bochner the other day and thought . . . ‘Jeezzzz that looks like a Demos.’ The same portraits of mixed understanding; complex and absurd words repeating, … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

A LETTER TO STUDENTS IN CHINA by Mengjia Guo

A letter to students in China, Remember once, when you were a young child, your parents may barely have asked you about your ideas because they were busying working. Your … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

#THEFUTUREOFTHECRITIC by Miriam Grundy

The presence of the critic is becoming increasingly fainter in the artistic landscape. Once the authority to the masses, the masses have now become the authority. We know that the … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘A CHILD COULD PAINT THAT!’ by Marie Delas

The definition of the artist has never been more blurry. Is it still important that the artist possess technical skills? Or can they only be an intellectual? What makes an … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

FORM AND FUNCTION – POWELL’S CREEK BRIDGE by Chen Chen

Architecture’s classification as an art appears to conflict with its practicality which is commonly taken to be its distinguishing mark, and which sets it off from the other arts. However, … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

BEAUTY IN VIRTUALLY NOTHING: THE RISE OF POST-OBJECT ART by Frances Robinson

Disclaimer: Firstly, I should let you know that I am uncertain about whether what I am about to divulge is actually permitted. Tino Sehgal is well known for forbidding any … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

ONSIDE by Danica Firulovic

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presented Onside, an exhibition forming part of the Women in Sport initiative. This highlighted the misrepresentation of women in sport and was an example of how … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment