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Darren Jorgensen

In Cahoots: Artists Collaborate Across Country

Art Centres & Artists: Baluk Arts (VIC): Kirsty Bell, Dominic Bramall-White, Gillian Garvie, Glenn Foster, Tallara Gray, Robert Kelly, Beverely Meldrum, Rebecca Robinson, Nanette Shaw, Douglas Smith, Lisa Waup and Shane Wright WITH Neil Aldum (WA). Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre (NT): Ishmael Marika WITH Curtis Taylor (WA). Spears made by Wilson Mandijalu, Wanyubi Marika, Desmond […]

Felicity Scarce

Prizenoprize

Artists: Chase Archer, Hailey Atkins, Janis Clarke, Ricky Larry, Sophie Penkethman-Young, Melissa Spratt, Veople (Jay Jermyn & Julian Currie). Curator: Mariam Arcilla Is it possible to distance yourself from the experiences of place and space when taking in an exhibition? In the city, I rarely think about this. The Gold Coast is a city but […]

Zoe Theodore

Scum Ballet

Artists: Angela Goh with Eugene Choi, Ellen Davies, Verity Mackey and Ivey Wawn. “I’m now making myself as scummy as I can. Why? I want to be a poet, and I’m working at turning myself into a Seer.” – Arthur Rimbaud “I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it.” – Jawbreaker Continuing […]

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 […]

Anna Dunnill

Netherworlds

Artists: Naomi Blacklock, Anastasia Booth, Caitlin Franzmann, Chantal Fraser, Clay Kerrigan and Blake Lawrence Curators: Amy-Clare McCarthy and Kieren Swann Bells and death shrouds; ancient forests and mythological goddesses. Stitched inscriptions, adorned masks, divination cards, witches’ cauldrons, mystical sigils. Drawing on things hidden, secret, invisible, mystical and veiled, NETHERWORLDS flutters seductively at the portal between […]

Una Rey

Transmission

Artists: Billy & Lulu Cooley, Jason Couthard, Ruby Djikarra Alderton, Cherie Johnson, Nicole Monks, David Leha, Steaphan Paton, Vicki West. Curator: Cherie Johnson Australian contemporary art – if we can be so bold as to make it a unifying concept – has never been more pluralistic nor more self-consciously attuned to cultural, social, political, economic […]

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 […]

Laura Couttie

Cover Versions: Mimicry And Resistance

_Artists: Arthur Merric Boyd and Neil Douglas, Michael Candy, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Marco Fusinato, Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, Yuki Kihara, The Kingpins, LOUD+SOFT (Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste), Frédéric Nauczyciel, SodaJerk vs. The Avalanches, Super Critical Mass, Christian Thompson, and Jemima Wyman. Curator: Anna Briers The oft repeated saying ‘imitation is the sincerest form […]

Serena Bentley

The Touch That Made You

Artist: Torbjørn Rødland. Years ago I encountered an image of a caged child online. A pair of jeans lay crumpled on the top of the cage, which was flanked by a discarded tube of moisturiser and a single yellow earplug. The sweet, shirtless boy peered out gleefully from his wire enclosure, his cherubic face illuminated […]

Robert Albazi

Atmospheres // A Short History Of My Thought

Artists: Alex Selenitsch (ATMOSPHERES) and Joseph Kosuth (A Short History of My Thought). A series of neon phrases are arranged like notes along a staff, in a staggered sequence across the gallery walls. And the words hum, with the prolonged electric buzz one hears from streetlights during the night. One step past a glowing red […]

Robert Albazi

Atmospheres // A Short History Of My Thought

Artists: Alex Selenitsch (ATMOSPHERES) and Joseph Kosuth (A Short History of My Thought). A series of neon phrases are arranged like notes along a staff, in a staggered sequence across the gallery walls. And the words hum, with the prolonged electric buzz one hears from streetlights during the night. One step past a glowing red […]

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 […]

Julia Murphy

She Turns

Artists: Rebecca Thomas and Meredith Turnbull, with contributions by Fiona Abicare, Kay Abude, Damiano Bertoli, Terri Bird, Ross Coulter, Sarah crowEST, Andrea Eckersley, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Christopher L G Hill, Jenny Hector, John Meade, Mascha Moje, Spiros Panigirakis, Sean Peoples, Lisa Radford, Masato Takasaka, Salote Tawale, Sarah Ujmaia, Manon van Kouswijk and Behn Ja […]

Lucy Ainsworth

Engender

Artists: Tony Albert, Archie Barry & Max Milne, Liam Benson, Get to Work, Angelica Mesiti, Echo Morgan and Angela Yu Curator: Grace Partridge Engender is an exhibition about many things: gender, race, self-representation and power – essentially an exploration of identity. Amidst the constant news feed from the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns in the lead […]

Lana Lopesi

A Memoir For Falling Light

Artist: Robert George “Imagine, though, that the makers of Fourth Cinema come to accent whanaugatanga or wairua or aroha in their productions” Barry Barclay Death, like life, is one moment intrinsically linked with the human experience. While we all have different ways of seeing, understanding and functioning in this world, the event of leaving life […]

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, […]

Kimberley Moulton

Institutionalies

Artist: Warraba Weatherall In August I was invited to preview the exhibition InstitutionaLies by Warraba Weatherall at Metro Arts Brisbane. Warraba and acting curator Llewellyn Millhouse walked Brisbane-based Quandamooka curator Freja Carmichael and I through the exhibition. We were both left speechless. I am familiar with Warraba’s work, having followed his mural and street art […]

Amelia Winata

Skulptur Projekte MÜnster

For Issey Miyake-clad curators the world over, 2017 has marked a unique alignment of the stars, a once-a-decade overlapping of Documenta in Kassel, The Venice Biennale and Münster Skulptur Projekte (SPM). While it is safe to say that Venice and Documenta were directed squarely at the art illuminati, SPM was as close to an antithesis […]

Stephen Pham

Apocalypse In Blak

Artists: Paul Gorrie, Neil Morris, Carly Sheppard, Kuan-Hsiang Liu, Sojugang, Alice Skye, Meriki Onus and Dtarneen Onus Williams. Curator: Nayuka Gorrie ‘Black people are experts at surviving,’ announces curator and emcee Nayuka Gorrie, a Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri, and Yorta Yorta writer. She is standing on a stage lined with Australian plants, between curtains emblazoned with […]

Katie West

Octopus 17: Forever Transformed

Artists: Tony Albert, Rushdi Anwar, Sophie Cassar, Tabita Rezaria and Liz Linden. Curators: Georgie Meagher. Is it a measure of resilience to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick biosphere?[^1] Within a biosphere subject to an entanglement of hyperobjects – white supremacy, patriarchy and climate change, just to name a few – finding ways to […]

Kathleen Linn

I Don’t Want To Be There When It Happens

Artists: Raj Kumar, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth and Adeela Sulamen. Curators: Mikala Tai and Kate Warren. I don’t want to be there when it happens takes its title from a work by Adeela Sulamen, and forms a statement of intent for this exhibition at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. The exhibition features the […]

Lucreccia Quintanilla

Respectable Thief

Artist: Nástio Mosquito We sit in the middle of the front row to watch the thundering that was Nástio Mosquito’s Respectable Thief in late July as part of Season 2 (2017) at the Arts House in the North Melbourne Town Hall. A large shadow appears from behind a screen wall, singing an acapella gospel song. […]

Jennifer Shields

Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise

Artists: Hannah Brontë, Skawennati, Esther Ige, Lisa Reihana, Salote Tawale and Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause Curators: Abby Cunnane and Charlotte Huddleston There is a sea change in the Ōtautahi arts scene. I can only speak to some of it, being Pākehā, but there is definitely change afoot and space is being made. This city […]