un Projects is based on the unceded sovereign land and waters of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation; we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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Victoria Duckett

Interior Architecture

La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo June 16 – July 24, 2011 Curated by Caroline Phillips Interior Architecture brought together eight very different artists who employed a range of processes and materials in their exploration of the body in space. What was refreshing about this exhibition was the fact that architecture was examined in […]

Kirsty Hulm

Hotel Drawings

Leon Goh

Mis-Design

Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, and multiple off-site venues 24 August 2011 to 6 November 2011 Curated by Grace McQuilten Mis-Design was an expansive, multi-layered project with exhibitions occupying the Ian Potter Museum of Art as well as off-site venues such as the McDonald’s car park, Collingwood, and the Alphaville clothing store […]

Brad Haylock

The Space Between: Room for Plan B

Elizabeth Newman & Nicki Wynnychuk Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 19 May – 18 June 2011 Art that looks like furniture, and furnishings that look like art, and polychromes that look like monochromes, but only because the lighting’s too low, and monochromes that look polychromatic, but only because you’re standing too close. This is a […]

David Homewood

Exhuming the Archive: Interview with Rossella Biscotti

Rossella Biscotti is an Italian-born artist currently based in Amsterdam whose work reconsiders or revives histories that have been ‘swept under the carpet’; often censored by authorities interested in preserving an official public memory of a figure, event or period. In the following interview I ask Biscotti about her recent work focused on the infamous […]

Esther Anatolitis

Art-Architecture

The work creates a space. Work makes its own dimensions. The body finds the most comfortable way of rearticulating its movements and repeating its techniques, edging outwards and converging inwards, marking out a perimeter within which all tools are at easy reach, and all the while remaining focused on the work. The work creates a […]

Sven Knudsen

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Aliens on Australia’s Doorstep

In 2012 the Aboriginal Tent Embassy will commemorate forty years of Indigenous political activism at its Canberra site. Set on the front lawn of what is now Old Parliament House (OPH) and surrounded by monolithic buildings, such as the High Court of Australia, Treasury offices, National Gallery of Australia and National Library of Australia, the […]

Tom Melick

Art Architecture Yurt

‘Work for life and not for palaces, temples, cemeteries, and museums’, wrote Aleksandr Rodchenko. His thought is profound but how does it play out? David Harris (aka DJ Toecutter) and Phoebe Torzillo built a yurt and lived in it for a year. Upon learning this fact, I had the hypothesis that their decision was most […]

Max Creasy & John Wardle

Reference Material (Jewellery Box, Jewellery Box 2, Jewellery Box 3)

Dylan Rainforth

Slave Pianos / Punkasila / Pipeline to Oblivion

Three projects by Danius Kesminas and collaborators Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 5 May – 23 July 2011 Curated by Max Delany Visually, Danius Kesminas’s three projects included in Monash University Museum of Art’s survey show — covering his work with a varied cast of collaborators over the last decade — defied viewers to […]

Rebecca Conroy

We Are Here. But who are we, really?

We Are Here (WAH) was an international symposium for artist-run initiatives, developed by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), in collaboration with Firstdraft. It was funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, ArtsNSW, the Copyright Agency Ltd, the City of Sydney and the Freedman Foundation. Held in Sydney from September 1–4 in […]

Andrew Atchison

Do Leave me This Way … Keith Haring’s Difficult Presence in Collingwood

The popping curves, motion lines and electric colour scheme of Keith Haring’s (1958–1990) Untitled mural of 1984 evoke vitality and energy. But things change. Today the mural, situated at the former Collingwood Technical College, is faded and peeling in parts. Its appearance speaks of time passed by way of a surface textured with absence and, […]

Nic Tammens

Mended Gordon Matta-Clark

Baptist Place: Three Responses

Time: Saturday morning, 20 August 2011 Place: Baptist Place, Melbourne Directions: Southern side of Little Collins Street, between Swanston and Russell The Urban Designer Hundreds of noises wove themselves into a wiry texture of sound with barbs protruding here and there, smart edges running along it and subsiding again, with clear notes splintering off and […]

Hugh Nichols

Within & Without

Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney Produced in collaboration with Performance Space, Sydney 23 June – 2 July 2011 Within & Without was a portrait of Manila. A hybrid theatre work set in a scaled-down replica of the city made from recycled cardboard boxes, it saw a sprawling and chaotic metropolis transplanted into Blacktown Arts Centre in […]

Lachlan Petras

Displacement Drawings 1–4

Adrien Allen, Hélène Frichot & Bridie Lunney

Suspension Test for Three Voices

A collaborative text between Adrien Allen (director of Conical, Inc., Melbourne), Dr Hélène Frichot (senior lecturer, Program of Architecture, RMIT University) and Bridie Lunney (artist). Lunney’s exhibition Suspension Test at Conical in March 2011 engaged Frichot’s text and Allen’s space. Interleaving these three voices together expands an account of the work, while acknowledging its inseparability […]

Trent Walter

A Conversation with Simon Maidment, Director of Satellite Art Projects

Simon Maidment is the director of Satellite Art Projects, a not-for-profit arts organisation focused on presenting ambitious public projects outside of the gallery context. Working across platforms, Satellite’s projects and commissions involve collaboration between artists and other specialists — including architects, engineers and designers — to realise engaging site-specific public artworks. Trent Walter : What […]

Liang Luscombe

Walking is not a Medium, it’s an Attitude

Walking is not a medium, it’s an attitude. To walk is a very immediate and handy way of interacting and eventually interfering within a given context.[^1] — Francis Alÿs The practice of walking as a leisurely activity and not simply as an unavoidable mode of mobility and convenience is one that many of us take […]

Glenn Walls

Les Mason: Epicurean Magazine 1966–1979

The Narrows, Melbourne, 30 September – 14 November 2010 Curated by Dominic Hofstede In later covers, Mason moves through a variety of other art movements, such as arte povera, spatial art, colour field painting, geometric abstraction, abstraction, pop art and op art, to name a few. Such referencing kept Epicurean fresh and unhindered by a […]

Brian Fuata

Call And Response: Invite to Grant Stevens / Four Days with Amanda Rowell

from: brian fuata [email protected] date: tue, feb 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm subject: re: to: grant stevens Thanks grant, i had a very pleasant time in brisbane. I had a thought that i might ask something of you … and i apologise for any mist of flagrant opportunism. I make this enquiry with earnest sincerity. […]

Nat Thomas

I think I’ll join the Police

The Victorian Police Force is actively recruiting. They have stuck new bumper stickers on divvy vans to reach the very best recruits imaginable. If you can pass the written exam and the physical exam, they train you and you fight crime ASAP. You also receive a Special Occasions Uniform with shiny brass buttons and a […]

Patrice Sharkey

Another Yummy Fantasy II

TCB art inc., Melbourne, 2–19 February 2011, organised by Kate Smith and Alex Vivian Sculpture is an elastic and accommodating art form. When Gilbert & George, coated in metallic make-up, stood on a table and moved robotically to the music hall hit ‘Underneath the Arches’ in 1970, they invoked the medium by naming the performance […]

Stephen Palmer

One and Three Texts

In the 1960s, Joseph Kosuth claimed that conceptual art would usurp the place of a number of other writing-based practices, such as literature and philosophy. It is now widely known that this bold claim was connected to his idea that the task of contemporary art had become to question and expand the definition of art […]