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Courtney Coombs 'In Pursuit of Magic'

· April 24, 2014

Like most history, art history is dominated by men. Artist Courtney Coombs understandably has issues with this. But she also acknowledges her problems are cl...

Next Wave Guide For The Disorganised

· April 17, 2014

We can see you flipping through those pages incessantly, trying to discern what to see at this iteration of Next Wave - breaking out in cold sweats when you ...

'Can we please play the internet?'

· April 9, 2014

The internet has too many ways of operating and too much information for one person to process in a lifetime. I hear your 'duh's. But imagine if the ...

dudproject #1

· April 2, 2014

“The white cube is dead! Long live the white cube!” said no artist in the last five years because hey, we're not living in a French monarchy ...

Jack Mannix, 'Precious Metals'

· March 26, 2014

Jack Mannix's (of Circle Pit and Drown Under fame) photography can oft conjure images of metal bands, majick and the inescapability of fragility. His new...

Aiden Morse and Anna Crews, 'En Suite'

· March 19, 2014

Sometimes there's a level of intimacy in domestic life that you'd rather not encounter. Example: cleaning the drain in the bathroom sink after it sta...

Martina Copley and Michaela Züge-Bruton, 'At Dawn Th...

· March 12, 2014

Way to go with a title of an exhibition that elicits the vibe of a certain Constellation Records band, Martina Copley and Michaela Züge-Bruton. But yes, I gu...

An interview with Oslo Davis

· March 5, 2014

If I were to choose one local cartoonist who is named for a city founded around 1049 by King Harald Hardråde, at least nine times out of ten I'm going fo...

Alice Wormald, 'Ordinary Picture'

· February 27, 2014

What may seem like Alice Wormald's modesty is actually David Hockney's. The title of her new show, Ordinary Picture, takes its name from one of his p...

Todd Anderson-Kunert, 'The Situation We're In'

· February 19, 2014

If you're currently alive, you know the situation we're in. “One of being together, even when we're apart. It's a feeling of interrelat...

Stuart Ringholt, 'Kraft'

· February 12, 2014

I have no idea why this exhibition is in our arts section because Stuart Ringholt told me he's “happy for it not to be viewed as art. I'm not e...

Grant Nimmo, 'Worm'

· February 5, 2014

'Worm' has a lot of power for a word describing something without a nose, eyes or ears. Alternately used to mean parasites, mythological beasts like ...

Aphids present 'The Drive-In Project'

· January 29, 2014

In a field not unfamiliar with eccentricity, Aphids can make the art world look staid. Creating collaborative projects including a Greek-inspired stationary ...

'Grown Man Business' at Monday Week Gallery

· January 23, 2014

If you're wondering who to thank for Grown Man Business, some of your thanks should go to Lola Paprocka, the one who organised this photography book and ...

Luci Everett, 'Flower Show'

· January 15, 2014

Florists are flower zoos where flowers, marshalled into rows, bunches and pot plant prisons, pull the most unbearably morose faces. It's insufferable. Wo...

Crescendo

· December 17, 2013

There's no hard and fast set of instructions for making what composer Richard Wagner called a 'gesamtkunstwerk', a “total work of art&rdquo...

Ian Haig, 'Fleshify the world'

· December 12, 2013

A friend of mine has an iPhone cover with realistic-looking strips of bacon and a fried egg on the back. It feels strange to touch, and looks about as appeti...

Daniel Emma, 'Big!'

· December 5, 2013

As we go through life, we reach milestones. First times, last times; bad and good, desirable and undesirable. These act as markers of achievement or experien...

Slopes, 'The Knock-Off Show'

· November 27, 2013

Once upon a time, in a Citroen mechanics workshop on Smith Street, there was a slope. And every day, the slope would help cars get from one level to another....

Take Me Now!

· November 21, 2013

Art is out of reach for most people. We might brush our backpack up against a Rothko while instagramming a Judd to our 22 followers, but that's not the s...

'Gertrude Studios 2013' and Gertrude Studios open day

· November 14, 2013

“It's the most wonderful time of the year,” Andy Williams croons softly to you. Maybe that's hyperbolic. Still. Pretty great. The time wh...

Reko Rennie, 'King and Country'

· November 7, 2013

If you just googled 'King and Country' you would have been confronted with the Christian rock duo of the same name, lauded as “Australia's ...

IPF 2013 Photo Prize

· October 31, 2013

From 'independent' you can usually infer some variation on 'small' or 'underground'. When the Hard Workers Club and Smalltime Books i...

Kings ARI 10th anniversary, 'Does it Matter?' closin...

· October 24, 2013

Kings ARI are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, and it's a time for them to reflect on what the space has meant to the community, its volunteers and...

Manorisms

· October 17, 2013

Though it's true interior design has never had much use for the stark white walls of a gallery, that doesn't make a site occupation of a disused Coll...

Brendan Huntley, 'Between You and Me'

· October 10, 2013

Between you and me, the first thing to do when you see Brendan Huntley's artworks is look them straight in the eye. You don't really have much choice...

Kim Corbel, 'Two-Lane Lap Top'

· October 2, 2013

It was 5.07pm on August 21, 1966 when Ed Ruscha and two colleagues launched a Royal model X typewriter from the passenger window of a 1963 Buick LeSabre goin...

Yahna Fookes, 'Suspended'

· September 24, 2013

Suspended will be a site-specific dance work conceived, choreographed and performed (in part) by Yahna Fookes. It will occur on the rooftop of Curtin House –...