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Claiming the gallery as sanctury

In recent years, contemporary society – and so too the art world – has experienced a return to spirituality. Previously seen as a negative aspect of the eroticised ‘other’, this growing acceptance of mysticism and ritual, in combination with our […]

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WIP: The Unfinished Business of Feminism

Review: Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism    ‘The Future is Nasty. Feminist as Fuck. Now You’ve Pissed off Grandma.’ These are just some of the protest slogans from Sarah Goffman’s large-scale installation I Am With You, currently on view […]

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Betty Grumble’s LOVE AND ANGER

Review: Betty Grumble’s LOVE AND ANGER (or Sex Clown Saves The World AGAIN!) If Iggy Pop and Patti Smith had a love child, and Annie Sprinkle and David Bowie had a love child, and then those two love children made […]

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Remedial Works

At the top of the stairs is Minnie Mouse[1]. She is a foil helium balloon, as tall as a ten-year-old. She greets us with a raised hand, a wide smile, topped with her trademark bow like a birthday present. But […]

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Hobiennale 2017: A confident, bespoke debut

Hobiennale 2017: A confident, bespoke debut Contemporary art in Australia can seem Sisyphean at times. Dire cuts to arts funding, changes to the structure of key arts organisations, the growing prevalence of on-demand entertainment, and the trending of cultural engagement […]

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A Safe Landing

Review: Up in the Sky | Landing Points  Finding a starting point in reviewing the summer exhibition Landing Points: Race, place and identity showing at the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is a difficult task. This is in part […]

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Experiencing It All Through Immersive Theatre

Experiencing It All Through Immersive Theatre The distinction between art and life was blurred inside Laurence Rosier Staines’s interactive theatre piece, You Can Have It All, held at Sydney’s 2017 Underbelly Arts Festival. Participants took on roles of watching, acting […]

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Chaos and Control in Angela Goh’s Scum Ballet

Angela Goh’s Scum Ballet was a remarkable feat of contradiction and harmony. The hour-long choreographed performance effortlessly engaged with ideas surrounding femininity, mysticism and violence. Conceived and choreographer by Goh and performed alongside Eugene Choi, Ellen Davies, Verity Mackey and Ivey Wawn; […]

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Queer Attachment in Bathurst

Review: The Unflinching Gaze: Photo media & the male figure, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Two men stand about half a metre apart at a waterside beat in New York. We see only the lower halves of their bodies. One is in […]

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In the Shadows of History

LISTEN: Andrew Cruz (Anino Shadowplay Collective, Manila) performs the show’s opening monologue.   In the darkness of Carriageworks, This Here. Land reveals characters whose lives intertwine in President Rodrigo Duterte’s tumultuous Philippines. Premiered at Liveworks 2017, this new theatre-piece investigates the role of […]

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