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Nancy Mauro-Flude

Diaphanous Materiality in ‘the moon’s new fury’

Artists: Anna May Kirk, Naomi Blacklock, Sundari Carmody, Manisha Anjali, Orson Heidrich, Anna Pogossova, Meng-Yu Yan 颜梦钰 Curator: Johanna Bear Gallery: KINGS Artist Run I’m writing on the eve of a waning crescent Moon. As my fingers summon the symbols on the keyboard in a proprioceptive séance of transmission, I’m struck with an overwhelming sense […]

Matt Siddall

Salt + Loving; Halophile

Artists: Grace Ferguson, Emma Phillips, Trevor Santos and Annika Koops Curator: Josephine Mead Coming to Naarm/Melbourne from Western Australia, a trip to the ocean does not feel like an item to tick off a list of things to savour; instead, it became a marginally experienced activity during the warmer months. Victorians have their park picnics, […]

Deirdre Cannon

Artist’s Artists

Artists: Beau Emmett, Jordan Halsall, Reiko Miyazawa, John-Elio Reitman, and Victoria Stolz Curator: Kathryne Genevieve Honey Artist’s Artists was the last show at CAVES to run its course without a live audience to parse the work of its contributors in real time. Like much visual art programming in Naarm/Melbourne over the past eight months, the […]

Jenna Rain Warwick

A Conversation with Maya Hodge

Maya Hodge is a proud Lardil woman raised in Mildura, Victoria. Based on Kulin Country, Maya is an emerging poet, artist, curator and musician whose work explores healing through the arts. Maya is a co-winner of the PEN Mildura Indigenous Writers Award. This conversation took place during the COVID-19 lockdown, prompted by Maya’s participation in […]

Clare McLeod

The Place One Lives

Artists: Amrita Hepi, Miko Revereza, Talia Smith and Leyla Stevens Curator: Josephine Mead The existence and placement of the punctuation in the title the place one lives., is subtly suggestive of the screening’s handling of its central theme of home. By its nature, the full stop indicates a cessation or state of completion. However, the […]

Angela Glindemann

Neighbour

Artists: Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich Curators: Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Miriam Kelly It’s another day in COVID-19 lockdown, one of those formless days filled with internet tabs. I arrive on the ACCA Open website looking for something to feel. I visit Neighbour. The chatbot greets me, asking if I might consider helping it […]

Thomas McCammon

Multiply

Artist: Archie Barry Curators: Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Miriam Kelly I try to participate in Archie Barry’s new art on the internet. I open the browser to Multiply and press play, bow the laptop with its residual slime, symposiums, ‘catch-ups’ and wash my hands. I’ve racked them up, reams of micro-films and they touch, […]

Jenna Rain Warwick

Koorie Heritage Trust’s ‘Affirmation’ Exhibition: First Nations Photography and Archival Legacy

The Koorie Heritage Trust’s Affirmation exhibition brings together four multi-disciplinary Aboriginal artists – Paola Balla, Deane Gilson, Tashara Roberts and Pierra Sparks – whose photography practices author land kinship and interrogate the illegitimate truths of the federation.[^1] The exhibition initially came about as a contribution to the Photo2020 International Festival of Photography, which has been […]

Dale Collier and Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel

Dale and Beatrice: An Exchange (Part IV)

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Dale Collier and Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel

Dale and Beatrice: An Exchange (Part III)

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Huni Mancini

Tracing the rhizomatic threads in Sione Monū’s Returning Traces: Our Ancestors Left Us Clues

Following the contours of my body an archive an assembly of history’s traces left in me. The impression is hazy ill defined. The act of tracing is precarious … Using what little is known the tools at my disposal a cloudy tongue the fuzzy logic of Google’s algorithm Gradually unearthing a picture my ancestor’s movements […]

Dale Collier and Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel

Dale and Beatrice: An Exchange (Part II)

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Dale Collier and Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel

Dale and Beatrice: An Exchange (Part I)

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Alex Hobba and Jordan Halsall

Alex Hobba in conversation with Jordan Halsall

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Marley Holloway-Clarke and Kate ten Buuren

Marley Holloway-Clarke in conversation with Kate ten Buuren

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Annabel Blue

Tom Polo: exit strategy

In a time of perpetual unknowns, the idea of an exit point — someplace beyond this moment — is guiding our present. In his current exhibition exit strategy held at STATION gallery, Tom Polo explores themes of arrival and departure, and the strategy one might physically, emotionally and psychologically undertake before they are to happen. […]

Alice Watson

Nunzio Madden: Bush Doof

Artist: Nunzio Madden Curator: Olivia Koh Nunzio Madden’s video work, Bush Doof (2019) begins with a voicemail. The call contains the details of an accident – a child has fallen off the back of a tractor driven by their dad. The caller, the dad, is ringing to apologise and tells the artist, the child who […]

Zara Sully (aka Zara Sullivan) and Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son

Drag / Dick & Ducks / Fabrics / COVID-19 / Angels

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Alex Cuffe and Briony Galligan

Alex Cuffe in conversation with Briony Galligan

In response to the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on our community, KINGS Artist-Run and un Projects are collaborating with Bus Projects, TCB Art Inc. and SEVENTH to profile a range of artistic projects that have been impacted by the temporary closure of their physical spaces. By collaborating with these organisations to publish interviews, […]

Azza Zein

Tongue In Crisis

Super(im)position, enduring (non-place) can be watched in full here. Zoomed out consciousness Virtual meetings Uncertainty or indeterminacy? Lockdown as a pause A gap year perhaps Retention of a mirage with a red eye Loss of smell and touch I insist on zooming in and eyeing closer A ‘spiritual catastrophe’?[^1] There is no escape from this […]

Bill Gillies

Joy Hester: Remember Me

CuratorKendrah Morgan Joy Hester is the most intriguing of the Heide modernists and, until recent times, the least recognised. Whereas Nolan and Tucker rode off to fame hidden behind their masks to explore the Australian bush, Joy Hester remained at Heide. Rather than exploring Australian inland and myths in oils, she explored her feelings and […]

Anusha Kenny

Crossroads / Titik Temu

ArtistsEugenia Lim and Yaya Sung CuratorBianca Winataputri A show that managed to open just before the shutdown was ‘Crossroads/Titik Temu’ at Bus Projects. Curated by Bianca Winataputri, the exhibition is intended to commence a curatorial series facilitating exchange between artists from Indonesia and Australia. ‘Crossroads/Titik Temu’ is a two-hander, presenting a selection of works by […]

Sarah Gory

Patrick Pound: The Museum Of There, Not There

I ride across town early on a Friday morning for a private viewing of Patrick Pound’s new exhibition at STATION Gallery in South Yarra. Private viewings are the only kind of physical viewing in the age of COVID-19 and after weeks of quarantine (in the midst of quarantine) it feels indulgent, luxurious even, to be […]

Jenna Rain Warwick

A response to Edwina Green’s I’ll Carry My Own Water

Sea-brown ships glide on heavy warm air, rising to the top floor of SEVENTH Gallery. On second examination the ship-like qualities are replaced by an answer to a more vital need: thirst. The ship plays a cardinal role in the colonial saga and it seems fitting that such heroic propaganda is undermined by Indigenous craft […]

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