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Artist Profile: Cigdem Aydemir

Confronting at first, Cigdem Aydemir’s Bombshell (2013) is a performed artwork where the artist’s body is fully covered – in all black – wearing a Niqab that blows in all directions. The fabric moves to expose more black clothing underneath […]

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Artist Profile: Beth Dillon

When I spoke with Beth Dillon in October 2016, she had been chasing winter for years. It pervaded her videos, collaborations, textiles and characters through icy backdrops, outfits hand-made for cold climates and aspirations of reaching snowy summits. The discomfort […]

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Angela Garrick on Artlands 2016

Examining the pressing issues of contemporary art and society from a regional perspective, Artlands 2016 placed emphasis on the importance of art work and practice throughout all areas of Australia. The theme of Regeneration considered the role of art as integral in facilitating relationships, […]

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IN RESPONSE: A SPACE THAT IS DESIGNED TO END

As Part 2 of our ongoing blog series on the ecologies of Australian Artist Run Initiatives, we’re hoping to stimulate further conversation, reflection and debate. We’ve asked all the contributors from Part 1 to create a response to the contributions of […]

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In response: COMMUNITY, CRITICALITY AND PLAY

As Part 2 of our ongoing blog series on the ecologies of Australian Artist Run Initiatives, we’re hoping to stimulate further conversation, reflection and debate. We’ve asked all the contributors from Part 1 to create a response to the contributions of […]

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In Response: A Melbourne Perspective

As Part 2 of our ongoing blog series on the ecologies of the Artist Run Initiatives, we’re hoping to stimulate further conversation, reflection and debate. We’ve asked all the contributors from Part 1 to create a response to the contributions […]

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THE LIFECYCLE AND DEATHCYCLE OF ARIS

In 2013, I wrote an essay about a spate of Hobart gallery closures for the online publication The Conversation. Even though the moment was fleeting, I recently saw it referenced in an academic article that implied it the current and […]

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