Reviews

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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