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Robert Pulie

Pink Octagons Wednesday 25 August 2010

compiled from Google Images Robert Pulie is represented by The Commercial

Melissa Deerson

Notes from underwater I 2017

Melissa Deerson works across various artforms, often exploring the interaction between society and the natural world. Notes from underwater draws from the research, notes and doodles that she made during an extended trip through Italy and Europe that resulted in the artwork Five minutes with a moray eel (2016). The companion piece to this work […]

Ivan Ruhle and Tom Melick

Writing for the kitchen

A painting must always contend with space and, because of this, it can also liberate and expand space. Sometimes with maximum effort and sometimes with almost no effort at all. A tile is a unit, a component of a whole. A whole is complete, subject to a parameter, an outline that demarcates where the whole […]

Melissa Deerson

Notes from underwater II 2017

I recently went travelling to see a 13th century mosaic of Jonah being eaten by a whale (that bible story) in a church in Italy. I was away for nearly two months, visiting museums, galleries, churches, looking at medieval manuscripts, reading Moby Dick… mostly underwater themed, I guess. I was on a sea voyage. The […]

Sarah Goffman

Sixty-seven Women Artists (of more than two hundred who I know) 2015

watercolour on paper

Wart

Mo-bile (Carriageworks, 2007); In between breaths (Performance Space, 2006)

Wart is a Sydney-based performance artist, painter, illustrator and cartoonist who has been exhibiting and performing in Australia since the early 1980s. Here is documentation from two works from Wart’s archive: Mo-bile (Carriageworks, 2007) and In between breaths (Performance Space, 2006) This is a companion piece to Daniel Mudie Cunningham’s article ‘Mental Olympics: in between […]

John Spiteri

Inside out 2017

digital images courtesy the artist, Sarah Cottier, Sydney and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Amelia Wallin

Looking at you looking at you: performance and its documents in the internet age 2017

In Looking at you looking at you: performance and its documents in the internet age Amelia Wallin delves into Kate Blackmore’s The Glass Bedroom, a documentary mini-series that profiles six Australian millennial artists who use Instagram as a platform for performance. Their works are highly constructed images of themselves and their lives — a mash-up […]

Keith Wong

un contributors page 2017

Digital Image

Matthew P. Hopkins

Lullaby for Marbles 2017

Matthew P. Hopkins is a Sydney based artist working with sound, painting, drawing, objects, video, and text based work. An ongoing interest for Hopkins is how sound, particularly processed voice, might be seen as grotesque and liminal in nature, and in turn how this sound can function as an axis point which connects the optical […]

Eva Birch

An interview with Katherine Botten

I met Katherine in 2014 on Facebook and looked up all her work online. Later, I was over at my friend’s house where Katherine was recording Human Pesticide, a noise project with Brennan Olver. She was shouting in an American accent ‘Fuck the world. Set it on fire. Fuck the state and the system. Symphony […]

Anastasia Klose

You are never the person you expect to be

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. Brigitte Bardot I have not always loved dogs. I used to only love art. That was my main love. But things changed when I met Farnsworth. Farnsworth My partner Matt and I had driven up […]

Tiarney Miekus

ART and art (where the first is Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the second follows from the first)

Recently, I was on the phone describing Heidi Holmes’s installation at West Space in September 2016. ‘It’s this incredibly great work’, I said. ‘Normally there are big windows along one half of West Space gallery, but Heidi has built a room that covers these windows, with only a small square of light peeking out — […]

Matthew P. Hopkins

Lullaby for Marbles

In Art and Ventriloquism, David Goldblatt examines the complex back and forth that occurs between artist, artwork, and audience as a mode of exchange akin to the way in which a ventriloquist animates their dummy. Goldblatt draws many comparisons between ventriloquism and art-making in terms of how they both facilitate a unique mode of speaking […]

Tim Gregory and Vaughan W. O’Connor

Working with the invisible hypervisual

This article was conceived in response to the authors’ mutual participation in The Selfie and Social Activism Symposium at the University of NSW in December 2016. The event explored self-representation and critical agency within a broad visual context. This piece traces some of the tangential links between seemingly disparate areas of research; of Tim’s paper […]

Debris Facility Pty Ltd

Liquify Work Flow: E-Vaporated Aefficiency Outlines- GoogleDocs, Speculative Data Collection, research, re-distribution of labour, Communications, Negotiations, Procrastination, Ambivelence, Articulation, Projections, Etc 2016–2018

Marian Abboud and Vicki Van Hout

Kill me now! Kill me now! Kill me now! Conversations: Hong Kong to Sydney

Vicki Van Hout : Kill me now! Kill me now! Kill me now! I’m going to get done for saying… I’m going to get done for saying… I’m going to get done for saying… Kill me now! Marian Abboud : Stop saying that, say something catchy and intellectual, you’re going to get in trouble for saying […]

Michael Dagostino

November 2016 2017

A companion piece to this article is available online as part of un Extended 11.1.

Laura Couttie

Dear Masato, all at once (get a life, the only thing that cuts across the species is death)

Audrey Schmidt

A 20/20 Retrospective

At the heart of the increasingly gentrified East Brunswick sits the artist-run gallery Punk Café, a name that makes a considered link between punk and the Australian middle class — exemplified by ‘café culture’. Like many of its contemporaries employing the language and aesthetic of punk antiestablishmentarianism, such as Info-Punkt (GE), Punk Café features a […]

David Capra and Amelia Winata

Editorial: Murmurs

Within this issue of , there are murmurs of leaving, disappearing from the art world with all its frustrations and fluctuating climate of competitiveness. Alex Cuffe tells us they are not an artist anymore, well ‘at least for now’, while Anastasia Klose draws comparisons between herself and Bridgette Bardot, both of whom retreated from their […]

Gemma Weston

Desert Body Creep

Desert Body Creep Angela Goh Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) 24–28 January 2017 She starts with a series of statuesque poses while a Willow Smith track plays: I left my consciousness in the 6th dimension. I wonder where the mind of a dancer goes as they run their body through a routine for the […]

Erica Englert & Skye Gellmann

Untitled 2017

Photographs

Isabelle Sully

The anonymous donor: on Christopher D’Arcangelo via a curatorial problematic

Following his third arrest, Christopher D’Arcangelo’s father Allan D’Arcangelo, a prominent painter at the time, asked him, ‘Why are you going after the art institutions? You should be going after the banks. They’re the real criminals.’ With this preface in mind, it could be said that the two distinctly separate practices of Christopher D’Arcangelo, and […]

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