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Artist Profile Sep 20
Amber Boardman’s latest series ‘@jadefad: a social media feed in paint’ visualises the epidemic of body dysmorphia plaguing social media – the absurd ‘paint’ women use to fuel their insatiable desire for...
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Artist Profile Sep 17
Curated by Anna Louise Richardson, ‘HERE&NOW 18: Besides, it is always the others who die’ presents new works by six WA-based artists responding to the enduring provocations of Marcel Duchamp on the fiftieth anniversary of his death....
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Artist Profile Sep 16
‘I find printmaking more challenging – so much goes wrong and there are so many variables. But this adds to the seduction for me.’ – Michael Zavros talks about his lesser-known printmaking practice in Issue 39, interview online now!
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Artist Profile Sep 13
Entries for the national Ramsay Art Prize are now open! The $100,000 acquisitive prize invites submissions of new work by Australian artists under the age of 40 working in any medium. Good luck 😊
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Artist Profile Sep 10
‘I love when people ask what kind of painting I do and I say ‘figures in a landscape’. It’s sort of laughable in a way. The roll of the eyes …’ – Graeme Drendel spoke to Katrina Noorbergen in Issue 43 about his surreal...
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Artist Profile Sep 10
‘HERE&NOW 18: Besides, it is always the others who die’ at Lawrence Wilson Art presents newly-created works by Dr Perdita Phillips, Dr Alex Spremberg, Carly Lynch, Peter & Molly, Julie Dowling, and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson that respond...
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Artist Profile Sep 4
In Issue 43, Sydney artist Kai Wasikowski chatted about the ideas, inspirations and processes driving his unique photographic practice – full article now online. Check out Wasikowski’s work in the group show ‘Oceans From Here’...
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Artist Profile Sep 3
Marisa Purcell’s abstract compositions and intricate marks are reminiscent of expanding atoms and energy. Through her symbolic visual language, the artist seeks to excavate the unknown forces that operate beyond visibility,...
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Artist Profile Aug 30
'Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions’ at the National Gallery of Victoria brings together the work of two major figures of 20th-century Australian art, for the first time. On show from 31 August 2018 – 28 January 2019 💫
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Artist Profile Aug 28
In Issue 39, 2017, we chatted to Rick Amor about his printing practice - full interview now online. Check out new works by Amor at Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, until 22 September 😊
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Artist Profile Aug 27
In Issue 43, Melbourne artist Ali McCann spoke about the unique processes behind her carefully constructed photographs, videos and sculptural works. Article online now!
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Artist Profile Aug 26
Returning home to Brisbane for the first time in thirteen years, Amanda Penrose Hart presents a new series of landscape paintings for her inaugural exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art. Check it out until 15 September
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Artist Profile Aug 23
Issue 44 has landed!!! 🙌 This is the first issue under the new ownership of Kon Gouriotis & John Feitelson, boasting 16 extra pages & welcoming John McDonald as our new Principal Writer. Get your copy from all good newsagents and bookstores!
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Artist Profile Aug 20
'They become ‘abstract’, existing in some deep space – an assertion of the autonomy of painting where meaning is embedded in the aesthetic experience.’ – Paul McGillick wrote about Geoffrey de Groen’s paintings in Issue 40,...
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Artist Profile Aug 19
The sixth TarraWarra Biennial, ‘From Will to Form’, presents works by 23 artists and one collective exploring the idea that art is 'not a matter of reproducing or inventing forms, but of capturing forces'. Showing until 6 November at TarraWarra...
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Artist Profile Aug 15
The application deadline for the new suite of Create NSW Fellowships has been extended until midnight Monday 20 August 2018! The fellowships offer up to $30,000 per grantee,...
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Artist Profile Aug 15
Exploring the deeply embedded links between religion, economics, and power, Ryan Presley’s new series of paintings is the fruit of one month spent in Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s Nancy Fairfax Artist-in-Residence Studio.
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Artist Profile Aug 13
The poetic paintings of Bruny Island-based artist Caroline Rannersberger distil the dualities of natural landscape; that it is immovable yet in flux, timeless and palpably present. Her solo show ‘Oblivion’s Flow’ opens...
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Artist Profile Aug 12
The Sydney Contemporary program has been announced, and it's a banger! 💥 Check out the line-up of tours exhibitions, performances, tours, talks and openings taking place across the city at venues including Carriageworks, The Old...
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Artist Profile Aug 7
‘The number of times an artist’s work is read by their biography, some tragedy or personal interaction, a particular place – I think that’s really boring. It really predicates the kind of dominant culture; middle-class, white.’...
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