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Artist Profile Feb 14
For Adam Geczy, the clown is a trope for our absurd contemporary zeitgeist. Check out his show 'Just Clownin' Around' at Kronenberg Wright until 9 March!
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Artist Profile Feb 12
Entries are now open for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize! Held every two years, the prize is designed to attract some of Australia’s best contemporary artists, awarding an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. Good luck!!
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Artist Profile Feb 11
‘My photography moves as a satellite, recording moments at the periphery of my actions, much like a process of soft surveillance.’ – Justine Varga reflected on her photographic practice back in Issue 36. Check out Varga’s new...
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Artist Profile Feb 11
In Issue 44, Artist Profile caught up with Australian artist Dan Miller in Kim’s Corner Food in Chicago, a convenience store that also contains an art gallery. Poised among the candy bars, cereal packets and fridges filled with milk...
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Artist Profile Feb 3
‘The subject chooses the painter, not the other way around.’ – Peter Hudson wrote about his painting practice and personal philosophy back in Issue 43 – full article below. You can see Hudson’s work alongside the paintings of Ann...
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Artist Profile Jan 29
‘Obsession: Devil in the detail’ at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery examines our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal. Check it out until 17 Feb.
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Artist Profile Jan 24
Entries are now open for the world’s richest landscape prize— the Hadley's Art Prize, Hobart, with an acquisitive award of $100,000. The Prize celebrates drawing, painting and printmaking and is open to all Australian residents 18 and...
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Artist Profile Jan 23
may be over, but there’s still time to check out ‘Lou Conboy: Sisyphina’ at Launceston’s . Working with expired aerochrome film, Conboy reinvents the myth of Sisyphus in northern Tasmania. Curated by Pippa Mott, on 'til 2 Feb.
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Artist Profile Jan 17
‘Some people must plan their lives and their artwork, and bloody good luck to them if they can pull it off, but I stumble along and turn corners or take pathways I didn’t expect to find....
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Artist Profile Jan 16
‘Fancy seeing Pauline Hanson cut down by a silver boomerang?’ John McDonald reviews Soda_Jerk’s film ‘TERROR NULLIUS’, which will screen as part of ‘Not Just Australian’ at alongside the work of 19 artists from 18 Jan.
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Artist Profile Jan 10
‘What challenges me? My introverted nature. The haunting fragility of life. Making the intangible tangible’ – Lynda Draper. Read more: After a 3-month residency at Versailles, Draper's new series is currently showing at Galerie Lefebvre et Fils in Paris!
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Artist Profile Jan 10
‘What challenges me? My introverted nature. The haunting fragility of life. Making the intangible tangible’ – In Issue 44, Lynda Draper chatted to Artist Profile about journey in ceramics. A new series by Draper, titled...
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Artist Profile Jan 10
‘Landscape of the Soul’ at Gallery explores the Australian landscape and a sense of place through the complex creative odyssey of Arthur Boyd. A new touring exhibition, on show at NAS from 10 Jan – 9 March 2019 👀
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Artist Profile Jan 9
‘The gaze has always been there for me, having to deal with it as a woman of colour and having an inherently political body’ – Caroline Garcia chats to AP about her practice. Full interview: Check out Garcia’s work in ‘Primavera’ at the MCA 'til 3 Feb
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Artist Profile Jan 7
Zanny Begg’s ‘The Beehive’ is an experimental video installation exploring the unsolved murder of Sydney activist Juanita Nielsen. Staged at UNSW Galleries, the work speaks of housing justice, gentrification, corruption, sexwork, feminism and activism. Check it out until 23 Feb.
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Artist Profile Jan 3
At Sydney Contemporary last September, Artist Profile hosted a panel discussion with Cressida Campbell (artist), Dr Dick Quan (collector and philanthropist), Drew Connor Holland (artist) and Mark Hughes (international art...
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Artist Profile Dec 20
Back in Issue 44, Professor Paul Memmott recounted his experiences with the late Sally Gabori and the Kaiadilt people – the last group of coastal Aboriginal people in Australia to cease their autonomous...
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Artist Profile Dec 17
'Martin Thompson is real; he’s incapable of artifice, captive to a personal purgatory that can only be quenched by obsessively making his all-consuming, mathematically boggling pictures that serve as a distraction from the...
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Artist Profile Dec 11
‘The primary lie of all art is that you know it is an illusion even while you fool yourself’ – William Kentridge. ‘That which we do not remember’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents key moments from Kentridge’s...
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Artist Profile Dec 10
‘I was really interested in the hand in relation to digital technology – the fact that we’ve always got these devices glued to our hands, prosthetics, that we use our fingers to access a non-tactile space; this kind of luminous...
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