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Pat Larter vs Lola Ryan, ‘GLITTER’

Kitsch. It means cute, but kind of tacky. Funny, but the taste is off. It’s a heavily gendered concept: kitsch is often associated with the feminine, with em...

Carla Adams & Wade Taylor, ‘Rough Diamond’

Internet-stalking: It’s the best. Search for a primary school nemesis whilst still in your PJs and three minutes later you know what they ate for dinner, whe...

Tropaeum

Really think there has been a lack of trophies in everyone’s life since those Auskick and Netball days. You’re actually a pretty special dude to get a merit ...

Tane Andrews, ‘The Collector’

As an animal person, I’m always excited to see live creatures in art exhibitions. Whether it’s insects or dachshunds, bacteria or cats, the relationship betw...

Andy Quilty, 'DILLIGAF'

Does it look like I give a f-ck? For those that don’t like abbreviations, that is the full way to lay out the title of Andy Quilty’s new solo show called DIL...

Various Artists, 'Hatched' 2014

Colour by Numbers sums up the artistic integrity of most, including myself. PICA's Hatched however offers up the most promising artistic graduate student...

Yowza, 'King of Filth'

So did you know they’re turning that empty street corner opposite the empty drycleaners into a smoke shop? Cloud9’s going to be stocking everything from ince...

Rebecca Orchard, ‘Sometimes, it’s second nature’

While our homes are designed to protect us from the wilderness, plant life can be found everywhere - depicted in paintings, soft furnishings, clothing and (d...

Sheryo and The Yok, 'Nasty Goreng'

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Yok, the Perth-raised artist whose signature black-lined characters, all droopy eyes and twisted moustaches, bec...

Shannon Williamson, ‘NIGHT SHIFT’

Shannon Williamson has long been fascinated with the vagaries of the body, particularly relating to that mysterious condition, sleep. As a Sleep Scientist, W...

Chicks On Speed, ‘SCREAM’

Chicks On Speed: what do they do, exactly? Essentially, they do everything, and they do it brilliantly. Based between Germany and Australia, duo Alex Murray-...

Patrick Doherty, ‘Confessions to god, but not mine’

One of Patrick Doherty’s large-scale paintings is titled Archaeon (the cockaloram has autophobia). At first glance a nonsense phrase, when deciphered this en...

Lauren McCartney, ‘Reflection Paintings’

Painting: it’s always supposed to be dead, or dying, or reviving, or resurging. There is no other medium so intrinsically bound, in the popular imagination, ...

Dan McCabe, 'Twin Peaks'

Twin Peaks: a cult classic TV series exploring the strange rivers of deception and unease that run beneath the surface of a small town. Dan McCabe’s work is ...

William Kentridge, ‘The Refusal of Time’

If there’s a single exhibition you don’t want to miss in 2014, this is it. Don’t put it off. You’ll want to go back, to spend time with this compelling work,...

Paramodel, ‘Paramodelic–Graffiti’ (Perth Festival)

Japanese duo Paramodel (Yashuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano) are building a utopia for Perth Festival. They’ve done it before, but never here, and never on t...

Chroma Key Aesthetics & #RT_samplr, 'TL; DR'

The joy of knitting, hey? It’s glacial. Information comes slowly, stitch by stitch, loop by loop. If Twitter cruises down the information superhighway in a c...

Sheridan Coleman, ‘Midnight, Forecastle’

Everyone’s got a friend of a friend whose GPS directed them into the river. For a good six months, every time I attempted to get bus directions home, Google ...

Various Artists, ‘Tasty Morsels’

The first pop-up to appear in Fremantle’s MYER building was probably a toaster. In its own way, this was an innovation that changed the nature of breakfast f...

Harrison Kennedy and Brodie Kaman, ‘ENERGY 2000!’

You can’t have PARTY without the ART otherwise it would just be PY. And what is PY even, except some kind of boring maths calculation. 'Boring' won’t...

Various Artists, ‘Venn Summer Show 2013’

The collective noun for the group of artists represented by a gallery is “stable”. This awesomely calls to mind, for me anyway, a bunch of horses with paintb...

Various Artists, Curtin Fine Art Graduate Exhibition

It’s that time of year again. Spring days have turned to summer; tinsel is officially in; exams are over; and you can spot an art student at a distance by th...

Claire Pendrigh, 'The Sky and The Earth'

Claire Pendrigh is a gal in love with the landscape. But not just any landscape: the snow-covered, incredibly beautiful and volatile landscape of Skagastrond...

Kynan Tan, 'perspectives [macro]'

Local sound artist Kynan Tan was just nominated for Experimental Act of the Year in the WAM Awards, but maybe they should start making 'slashie' cate...

Jennie Feyen, Chris Redfern and Eduardo Cossio, 'ILL...

New group show ILLUMINATE is not one for those who still sleep with a night light. Head along and you'll find yourself eerily engulfed in darkness, with ...

140 Art

A lot of us take exactly the same route to work or uni everyday. You plug in your headphones and stare at the overly familiar sights along the way: the café,...

Benjamin Kovacsy, 'An Exhibition of Objects To Be Li...

Just as the title explicitly entails, everything in this solo exhibition of new works by local artist Ben Kovacsy is intended to be useful in everyday life. ...

ninamarlena, 'Everything is Anything Else'

A while back our bro Ryan hinted that locally grown and globally acclaimed skull artist ninamarlena was going to step up from the studio to the street. Lest ...