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  • THE ART OF SPIEGELWORLD by Mark Ogge
  • To coincide with the current Melbourne season of Empire by Spiegelworld on the Rooftop at Crown, a never-before-seen art exhibition is being presented to celebrate The Art of Spiegelworld by Mark Ogge.
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  • The Death(s) of The Author
  • “The Real cannot be signified not because it is outside, external to the symbolic order, but precisely because it is inherent to it, its internal limit: the Real is the...
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  • Art School Lite
  • Steve Cox has been teaching painting and drawing at art schools around Melbourne for the last 30 years. However, over the last few years he has witnessed the systematic eradication of drawing and painting from the art school experience. Originally Steve imagined this must have been a local administrative mistake, but it appears to be a global phenomenon.
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  • Article: 1980s Re-Mix – Critical Culture
  • 1980s Re-Mix Critical Culture
  • This is the first presentation from Max Delany, recently appointed senior curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Victoria (N.G.V.) Max’s experience with contemporary Australian art is both deep and wide – having been the director of Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Space...
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  • John Bartlett
  • John Bartlett has moved into very dangerous territory in his latest body of work. He has moved into the realm of the sacred – itself potentially taboo – abstracted to such a degree that the average viewer will no doubt be dumbfounded. But despite this abstraction, a deeply haunting resonance seems palpable, bordering on the visceral and, for all their minimalist elegance....
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  • Oscar Perry's Imperial Leather
  • In 1916 Burton J. Westcott moved the Westcott Motor Car Company to Springfield, Ohio from Indiana. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Westcott family home with a detached garage that included a design for a large turntable (never installed) to prevent cars driven into the garage from ...
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  • Toward a protocol of censorship
  • With exemplary clarity, David Bennett has created a template which accommodates every form of censorship that we could imagine. His portrait is as bleak as it is accurate because, among the several branches of his structure, there seems to be little scope for mediation between contending claims, typically for free speech on the one hand and community standards on the other.
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  • Key and country
  • An informal archive could theoretically be built of great value to the history of Australian Aboriginal art. It would be pictures of paintings in progress which are posted on eBay for the purpose of authentication. Buyers of Aboriginal art from the desert desire such proof of authorship...
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  • Article: Katoe Ishii
  • Katoe Ishii
  • David O'Halloran recently visited Katoe Ishii in her studio in Northcote, to talk about her art practice and the ideas behind it.
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  • Colliding Ideas:Art Society and Physics
  • Recent discoveries in physics have changed our lives forever. From iPhones and the internet to medical imaging and genetic engineering, modern technology has largely been developed through advances in physics...
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  • NotFair 2012
  • Searing line work, distended bodies, apocalyptic visions and lyrical poetics combine in a combustible confluence in the second installment of the rigorously independent art event NotFair. It is a return to the hand, and somewhat anti-digital, creating a mutated discourse across painting, drawing, installation and photography.
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  • Dancehouse : Alive 20 Years
  • In 2012, Dancehouse celebrates 20 years of shaping contemporary Australian culture. As an anniversary gift to Australian dance, they present Alive! 20 Years – 20 Choreographers.
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  • The Heartlands Refugee Art Prize 2012
  • The Heartlands Refugee Art Prize 2012 showcases the artistic skills, talents and creativity of refugee artists in Victoria and opens up pathways for them to develop their careers. The $15K prize celebrates...
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  • Kirsty Hulm
  • Kirsty Hulm is on her yearly pilgrimage to the Nevada Desert to attend the Burning Man festival. Hulm is making a work for it this year. She crowd sourced the funds in a ...
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  • My Australia
  • In speaking about Australia objectively, Australia is geographically located in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres, between the South Pacific and the India Ocean. It ranks sixth in area among the world’s nations.
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  • RIP her to Shreds: The art of Eliza Hutchison
  • As with most images by Melbourne photographer Eliza Hutchison, it’s not clear what we’re seeing at first. In her series Kewpie and the Corn Idol, photos are sliced to ribbons; the tattered strands have been mounted as a sculpture...
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  • Gustav Klimt An Evolutionary
  • Gustav Klimt fronted the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2011 Winter Masterpieces exhibition, as one of the four artists in Vienna Art and Design. His works remain some of the most popular in the world, demonstrated by the 180,000 visitors who view, ‘The Kiss’, each year. Viennese co-curator of the Winter Masterpiece...
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  • Bonnie Lane - 'Into the Dark'
  • would firstly love to congratulate you on your solo show, Into the Dark at Bus Projects. I had just finished Dostoevsky's book Notes From Underground; the way your unhurried dreamlike video loops echoed with resonance in the subterranean raw architecture really resonated with me.
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  • Picasso’s trousers
  • Sooner or later, art history will turn to the subject of Picasso’s trousers. Not because we need to know about Picasso’s pants or what he kept in them but because Picasso is famous and we all want a piece of him. Access to the artistic patriarch is compelling in sly subliminal ways, even if we don’t really enjoy his paintings.
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  • Playing by the Rules
  • Imagine what this years Basil Seller’s Art Prize finalists could have produced if they didn’t have to make Art about Sport.
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  • NOTFAIR 2010
  • NOTFAIR 2010 as it happened. Interviews with the curators, Ashley Crawford, Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd during the inaugural event in August 2010.
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  • DIN HEAGNEY INTERVIEWS ASHLEY CRAWFORD, TONY LLOYD & SAM LEACH
  • NOTFAIR is a satellite event to the Melbourne Art Fair to be held from 4-8 August at 79 Stephenson St Richmond. What makes it interesting is that this is a curated commercial show featuring artists short-listed by largely non-commercial curators. The project is pitched as ‘combining the curatorial notion of a major biennale and the commercial potential of an art fair’.
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  • NOTFAIR News July 2010
  • NOTFAIR has a new venue in Richmond! NOTFAIR features in the current edition of Australian Art Collector. NOTFAIR announces two new contemporary art prizes.
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  • Chris Henshke
  • This video documents Chris Henshke's experiences at the Australian Synchrotron and attempts to understand it through the undertaking of ..
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  • Art as Meme
  • Dr Gary Willis discusses his recent book, Art as Meme at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick. In his talk, Willis raises some of the difficult questions facing the future of art, the artist and art education in the 21st century.
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  • New York to Beijing – Worlds apart
  • New York used to be the art capital of the world. On one trip in the 1980s I stayed three months and found that the city could barely contain its enthusiasm for any kind of innovation. The streets were edgy and a ..
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  • Two Landscapes
  • Much of the controversy surrounding Sam Leach's recent Wynne prize centres around the issue of whether the painting is an Australian landscape. Although the source is clearly a Dutch 17th c painting, I would argue that it is indeed an Australian landscape and in a way that profoundly reveals contemporary conditions.
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  • response to questions – Felicity Spear
  • Sky Lab was the final of three exhibitions I have been involved with in 2009. It was my individual response, developed last year to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy and some other milestones...
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  • Podcast Eps-4
  • In this episode we discuss the winner of the Woollahra sculpture prize, Alexander Seton and the winner of the RBS award...
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  • David Ralph
  • VIDEO David Ralph in conversation with Tony Lloyd about his recent show Extensions at Arc One gallery.
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  • Tony Lloyd-Lost Highways
  • Ashley Crawford interviews Tony Lloyd about his survey exhibition Lost Highways on at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale from 19 Sep 2009 - 08 Nov 2009
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  • Anna White -“Shadow of Painting”
  • When “sound” is replaced by “shadow”, in this citation from Levinas, it tells a lot about Anna White’s painting. In short, White’s painting is a shadow of the painterly surface. Her work inhabits a space in between....
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  • The Taiwan Art Market Now
  • Despite the worldwide economic recession, art galleries are booming in Taiwan. In the past half year, 5 contemporary galleries opened in Taipei City and several in other areas. Last week, one of the most established Indian galleries, Sakshi, opened in Taipei City as well. It is their first branch outside...
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  • Platform
  • Collections in the Underground has been running for two years now. It was established by Anita King and Sophie Mcalpin from Bird Girl, together with the girls from Queen and a name is a....
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  • " Spoil "- Sam Leach
  • Sam Leach is having a exhibition at Nellie Castan gallery from 2nd of June 2007 to 24th , Tony Woods takes this opportunity to have chat with Leach.
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  • Nothing Rhymes with failure
  • Victoria Park Gallery was establish by a group of young Melbourne artists and operates as a rental Gallery space. The old men of Artinfo braved the young artists.....
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  • Article: Silk Cut
  • Silk Cut
  • The Silk Cut Award for linocut prints is a national award for Australian printmakers. The Award, in its eleventh year has two categories, the open section open to professional artists and the Student category open to schools across Australia.
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