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Debris Facility

Watch video here » In 2016 we spoke with Debris Facility while they were undertaking a Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency at 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. The Debris Facility is a conglomerate entity which generally inhabits the one human body, but whose boundaries and operations are leaky and evaporative. Since a corporate take over of a singular […]

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un Podcast No. 3: JASON PHU

Jason Phu studied at COFA, garduating with honours in 2011. He has been in residencies at CAFA (Beijing), NSCAD (Nova Scotia), DAC Studios (Chongqing), CAP Studio (Chiang May) and Organhaus (Chongqing). He has had solo exhibitions across Australia including at Nicholas Projects, CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, Alaska Projects and Ray Hughes Gallery. In 2015 he […]

Rosemary Overell

A tale of two events …

HE’S HERE Where? The daily paper in the town where I live proclaims that HE has arrived. Who? Ed Sheeran. It feels so banal writing that. The visit of a British popstar is frontpage news. But still … HE’S HERE. Here he is. And here we are. HIS arrival makes the town. It announces where […]

Kimberley Moulton

Prosperity

Artist: Ryan Presley Curator: Madeleine King Money passes through our hands every day, but do you look at what your fingers grasp and give? The representation of Australian people on our note currency is undeniably white despite having gone through various series of artworks since the Australian bank notes were first issued. In this time […]

June Miskell

Coca-colanised

Artist: Marikit Santiago The exhibition Coca-Colanised at Verge Gallery is Marikit Santiago’s most recent, and perhaps most political, solo exhibition yet. The show takes its title from the concept of ‘Coca-Colanisation’, a term describing the globalisation of American culture.[^1] Showcasing Santiago’s broad range – from paintings to installation – the show carefully examines an ongoing […]

Brigid Hansen

Queertech.io = Art (url, Irl)

Curated by Alison Bennett, Xanthe Dobbie and Travis Cox A silvery multi-plane ice film ripples across its 3D-rendered digital sea alongside a monotone, computerised discussion of a pet fish, toilet water sounds, some algorithmic casio samba bop and a repetitive phrase of American rapper Eve’s 2001 hit, ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind (ft. Gwen Stefani)’. […]

Matthew Crookes

Joan Jonas

Artists: Joan Jonas, Jason Moran, Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Mark Leckey, patten. Curators: Catherine Wood, Isabella Maidment, Andrea Lissoni There is a particular gravitas, a level of respect, that an artist can earn by sheer tenacity and longevity. And judging by the scope and breadth of her career survey at Tate Modern in London, Joan Jonas […]

Amelia Winata

Mutlu Çerkez 1988-2065

Artist: Mutlu Çerkez Curators: Charlotte Day, Hannah Mathews and Helen Hughes Mutlu Çerkez 1988 – 2065 is a considered survey of the late artist’s oeuvre that presents works dating from 1988 to 2005. For those unfamiliar with Çerkez’s work, the artist’s practice was defined by an overarching system of including a future date in his […]

Adelè Sliuzas

Waqt Al-tagheer / Time Of Change

Artists: eleven Collective – Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Hoda Afshar, Safdar Ahmed, Khadim Ali, Eugenia Flynn, Zeina Iaali, Khaled Sabsabi, Abdullah M.I. Syed, Shireen Taweel Curators: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Nur Shkembi Opening a conversation across complex and sometimes divergent temporalities, Waqt al-tagheer is a political, personal and often poetic exhibition. With new work from eleven, […]

Emma-Kate Wilson

Moving Histories // Future Projections

_Artist: Mikala Dwyer and Justine Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, SodaJerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia Curators: Diana Baker-Smith and Kelly Doley As you walk into a dark room, the only source of light is from the screen. You look around. Can I sit? Do I stand? You […]

Luke Letourneau

Conversation In Two Parts

Artist: Sarah Poulgrain Conversation in Two Parts is Sarah Poulgrain’s most personal work to date; or at least that’s what the pop critic inside me wants to exalt. In truth, the work left me feeling isolated from the artist. To be clear, I am not preparing you for a hatchet job review on the exhibition; […]

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Shelley Lasica

Watch video here » Shelley Lasica’s practice is characterized by cross-disciplinary collaborations and an interest in the presentation of dance in various spatial contexts. Lasica’s practice spans 30 years and investigates the methodology around dance and movement and the various contexts in which they occur. She is interested in what dance means to people, how it […]

Lisa Radford

Caitlin Franzmann: Tree-telling

Artist: Caitlin Franzmann Should trees have standing? is a forty-six year old essay written by Trustee Chair in Law at USC Gould, Christopher D. Stone. Published in the early days of the environmental movement, Stone asks what it might mean if things we identify in nature were holders of legal rights. Essentially based on a […]

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Helen Maudsley

Watch video here » Helen Maudsley’s personal visual language examines ideas of analogy, association and ambiguity, based on her reflections on the world around us. Maudsley discusses colour and composition as well as her experience of making art and how she feels her practice has changed over time. A senior Melbourne artist, Helen Maudsley has had […]

Karen Hall

Seven

Artists: Seve de Angelis, Lina Buck, Mat Carey, Steven Carson, Jessica Orloff, Mae Finlayson, Josh Foley, Michelle Smith, Garth Howells, Erin Linhart, Paul Murphy, Alastair Mooney, Kimberley Pace and Darryl Rogers Curator: Paul Eggins From a simple numerical curatorial premise – seven spaces, seven pairs of artists – Seven is a testing of the granularity […]

Serena Bentley

Jenny Watson: The Fabric Of Fantasy

Artist: Jenny Watson Curator: Anna Davis Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy is a well overdue survey of the work of one of Australia’s most iconic painters, now in her fourth decade of practice. Thoughtfully organised by Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) curator Anna Davis, Jenny Watson’s most comprehensive retrospective to date is currently at […]

Laura Couttie

Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway Is A Disco

Artist: Del Kathryn Barton Apparently the National Gallery of Victoria has finally heard the call for fairer gender representation in their institution, because this summer we have been blessed with not one, but four, solo exhibitions by female artists at the NGV Australia in Federation Square.[^1] It is rather telling however, that running concurrently is […]

Tessa Zettel

The Disappearance of the Sea and its Fantasmatic Recovery in Berlin, of all places!

I’m looking through a tiny window at the silvery surface of the sea roughly 10,000 metres below. I don’t know where I am, or which ocean this is. After five straight days of lectures, workshops, panels, exhibitions and performances at Berlin’s transmediale festival, I can barely concentrate on the text in front of me, an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]