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Something Happened

Far from the hoity-toity existentialism of the early 20th Century, the absurd in art now makes us laugh at our own failures. Sure, that Bosch painting you ju...

Gertrude Studios pt 1

Traditionally, Gertrude Contemporary have held a one month long exhibition featuring the works of their studio artists each year. This year, it'll be spr...

Independent Photography Festival 2014 Photo Prize su...

Calling all Teller's and Testino's (no Terry's), the submission deadline for the IPF's 2014 Photo Prize has been extended until next Monday, ...

Guy Benfield, 'Chardonnay Beach and Wine Boutique'

One million images, including but not limited to: white sand beaches, modernist Floridian homes on said beaches which are actually situated in NYC. Chardonna...

Art As A Verb

It's been a long time since art has been defined as a noun (see: the dematerialisation of art touted by the conceptual artists of the 60s and 70s or even...

Liquid Architecture 2014

Predicated on Goethe's grand statement, “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music”, Liquid Architecture has, for the past 1...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯, The Second Bus Projects Edition Exhibition

Look, ¯|(ツ)/¯ is a fundraiser, so the goal is to raise real cash money for a gallery that exhibits consistently good art the year round. This year, Kim Brock...

Notes From The Field

'The Field' is one ambiguous term. To my mind, it has never meant anything but a wide expanse of crushing everythingness or the place where we ran in...

Robert Ashton, 'Into the Hollow Mountains - A Portr...

Really good documentary photography can make you stand back for a while and try to connect the dots. You don't really need the back story to empathise – ...

'Tabularium'

When it comes to ~the internet~, the term tabula rasa turns itself into tabula plena. Melbourne-via-UK curator Alana Kushnir's exhibition Tabularium sees...

Spring 1883

The Hotel Windsor is a place in which one can get easily lost, and that's probably a good reason to hold an (alternative) art fair in there. Spring 1883,...

Brad Haylock, 'Touched Inappropriately By The Invisi...

The later period of Italian [ex] Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's reign of power saw the 'Ti Amo Marco' graffiti on walls in Italy turn into an...

Transducer

Speak Percussion have a 13-year history of refusing to acknowledge the sonic limitations of banging a thing with a stick. Their flexible lineup's latest ...

David Rosetzky, 'Gaps'

One could be urged to think of David Rosetzky as an unadulterated romantic. The considered and considerate (often languid) flow of movement, time and poetici...

Nothing Beside Remains

This is the fourteenth in Gertrude Contemporary's 'Octopus' exhibition series in which they invite leading curators to put together a show. Nothi...

Nite Art

Oh geez, how to even approach Nite Art? You could just walk around aimlessly and no doubt run into art, or you could go to Melbourne Uni for the always-great...

4 x 10

It's simple: four artists, ten minutes each. The four artists, Saskia Doherty, Nathan Gray, Simon Ellaby and Arini Byng, take their practices to the next...

'Either Side'

In some dark, twisted Darth Vader / Luke Skywalker tone, the exhibition Either Side not only explores the relationships between art and its fathers, but the ...

Kah Bee Chow and Campbell Patterson, 'Their Destiny ...

There's an episode of the X Files where the lead character imagines his life as though he's in The Brady Bunch, so much so that he can conjure the se...

Brigit Ryan, 'Sans Pellegrino'

We've already seen the modern ruin (hello Buzzfeed posts on the infinite amount of abandoned spaces that will haunt you) but what of the ruins of spaces ...

Lauren Godfrey and Siôn Parkinson, 'Die Puffbrause, ...

Sparkling wine, that's what UK artists Lauren Godfrey and Siôn Parkinson use to respond to Eine Pinot Grigio Bitte, a scripted-but-not-filmed screenplay ...

West Space Fundraiser

Every year West Space hold their annual fundraiser so that we, some of us unitiated art collectors, some of us versed in the trade, can nab a piece of art fr...

Tom Williams, 'Portside'

“You tend to document events, phenomena, things happening,” says photographer and Wollongong native Tom Williams. “One day I drove down the...

Douglas Gordon, 'The Only Way Out Is the Only Way In'

Yes, Robert De Niro will be talkin' to you as you try not to hyperventilate in front of Douglas Gordon's Thour A Looking Glass. If not hyperventilati...

Showstoppers

Sometimes a showstopper is your ex-lover turning up at a major art event to stare you in the face. Sometimes it's someone letting their bodily functions ...

Alice Mathieu and Madé Spencer-Castle, 'Object Quorum'

When, fifteen years ago, UK artist Mark Dion dredged the Thames in London, he dislodged some of recent history's weirdest doohickies. Flotsam from people...

'Lifestyle Concept'

Lifestyle as a concept is oft displayed through the medium of advertising and mass communications culture as something to be both inspired by and adhered to....

'Why Not Walk Backward'

Remember that time Duchamp “appropriated” Andrew Rankin's patent by putting a urinal in Alfred Stieglitz's studio after it got rejected f...