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Letters and conversations

Pauline Rotsaert

Thomas Jeppe’s Bons Sentiments

I met Thomas Jeppe at the famous Place de la Republique in Paris, under blue skies. He brought me to the Square du Temple, where Marcel Proust would have strolled a century ago. We sat down on a bench watching people passing by, the French way… We had met to talk about his nomination for […]

Vivienne Cutbush

Notes on the HOBIENNALE 2017

For a week now I’ve had a file saved to my computer titled ‘Notes on Hobiennale 2017’. It contains fragments of thoughts, passages copied out from gallery room sheets, quotes from artist and curator talks, headings in caps lock with no writing yet to follow – ECOLOGY, CULT, SITE, WALKING. The list goes on. I […]

Alana Hunt

A conversation between Amina McConvell and Alana Hunt

Amina McConvell is an artist, curator, and community arts worker who lives in Darwin and often enables cross-cultural exchanges between artists in the Northern Territory and South East Asia in her role as the creative producer of Asia in Darwin. Amina also works at Darwin Community Arts as the creative producer of Arts Access Darwin […]

Beth Sometimes, Hannah Ekin, Jorgen Doyle

Apmere angkentye-kenhe – in conversation (part II)

The following is a series of transcribed and edited conversations between producers of ‘Facts on the Ground: a situated reading group’ Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle and Apmere angkentye-kenhe project artist Beth Sometimes. Introduction Apmere angkentye-kenhe – which translates to ‘a place for language’ – is an artist-led social project made in collaboration with Arrernte […]

Pauline Rotsaert

In Conversation with Félicia Atkinson

Félicia Atkinson is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press and curatorial platform Argument with Bartolomé Sanson. Her works explores improvisation, fiction, instant composition, noise, abstraction and poetry. Born 1981 in Paris, Félicia graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her paintings, drawings, […]

Beth Sometimes, Hannah Ekin, Jorgen Doyle

Apmere angkentye-kenhe – in conversation (part I)

The following is a series of transcribed and edited conversations between producers of ‘Facts on the Ground: a situated reading group’ Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle and Apmere angkentye-kenhe project artist Beth Sometimes. Introduction Apmere angkentye-kenhe – which translates to ‘a place for language’ – is an artist-led social project made in collaboration with Arrernte […]

Gemma Watson

Dispatch from Perth, WA

Dear un, We had talked over email about this text being a ‘postcard from sunny Perth’, but it’s hailing as I write this and the state deficit for 2017-18 is forecast to be $2 billion. What can I tell you about the state of the arts in Perth, Western Australia? The usual WA line is […]

Isabelle Sully

An Image of Australia in Kassel

Given that this iteration of documenta has been particularly shadowed by calls for political accountability, manifesting in rigorous critique bordering boycott, the exhibition’s title Learning from Athens could perhaps now, in the almost aftermath, be thoroughly reconsidered: What have we learnt from documenta?[^1] Unable to make it to Athens, I recently ventured east to Kassel […]

Alana Hunt

Treading lightly: a conversation between Katie Breckon and Alana Hunt

Alana Hunt: I’m looking to you as a means of engaging with some of my own questions and uncertainties as a non-indigenous artist living in and being increasingly influenced by a community and environment – or perhaps, rather, a world – that is predominately Aboriginal. You and I are on opposite sides of the Kimberley, […]

Emma Size

Is David Walsh a total arse or the self-reflexive orchestrator of a critical farce? And does it even matter?

Dark Mofo 2017 was on from 8 – 21 June in Hobart, Tasmania. The Museum of Everything is on 10 June 2017 – 22 April 2018 at MONA. “I actually thought that was a joke”, she replies, as we wait for the ferry to come and take us back from a trip around the exhaustive […]

Alana Hunt

The how, where and to what end: A conversation between Anabelle Lacroix and Alana Hunt

As part of the research project on the cultural economies of Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) in Australia, directed by Maria Miranda at the Victorian College of the Art, Anabelle Lacroix has curated An Act of Showing: Rethinking Artist Run Initiatives Through Place. Maria and Annabelle framed the exhibition as a material conversation between ARIs and […]

Alana Hunt

Beautiful (in)Justice

The walls and floors of the Supreme Court in Darwin are filled with works of art that speak of a very clear curatorial intention to illustrate the history of the legal system and its relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory. This is an undeniably fraught history and present. The […]

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