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Yowza, 'King of Filth'

· April 17, 2014

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’

· April 1, 2014

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'

· March 16, 2014

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’

· March 11, 2014

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’

· March 5, 2014

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’

· February 26, 2014

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’

· February 19, 2014

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'

· February 13, 2014

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’

· February 6, 2014

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)

· January 30, 2014

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'

· January 23, 2014

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’

· January 16, 2014

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’

· December 19, 2013

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!’

· December 17, 2013

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’

· December 12, 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

· December 5, 2013

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'

· November 28, 2013

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]'

· November 20, 2013

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...

· November 14, 2013

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

· November 7, 2013

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...

· November 5, 2013

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'

· October 22, 2013

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 ...

Andrew Varano, 'Final Shavasana'

· October 17, 2013

Andrew Varano is a local emerging artist making the rest of us look a little lazy. He's exhibited in all the leading Perth art institutions as well as in...

Andrew Nicholls, 'The Water Works'

· October 10, 2013

Us west coast dwellers tend to be ocean lovers. We just can't help it, the proximity alone means chances are we live, work or play along the vast coastli...

Marcel Studio Launch Party and Typography Exhibition

· October 8, 2013

A hop, skip and a jump away from Beaufort Street, Marcel is a new shared creative studio space housed in a red-brick heritage building that was formerly a to...

Elizabeth Pedler, 'Survey'

· October 3, 2013

If you think contemporary art means wanky artists flicking paint or piss onto a canvas, making a whole heap of cash, and laughing knowingly at those just try...

Anna Louise Richardson, 'As I See It'

· September 26, 2013

When most people see a rabbit they think, aww how cute! When Anna Louise Richardson sees a rabbit she thinks, BANG! And so prefaces one of the most striking ...

Various Artists, 'Bright Lights, Small City'

· September 19, 2013

When you’re stuck on a bus surrounded by drunk exchange students chanting a pretty poorly translated version of that footy song about how the protagonist wis...