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Category Archives: Identity

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

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

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

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

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