'Dendrophilia' (2015) inkjet print on silk

In conversation with Roseanna Parkes – Briony Roelandts

I had the pleasure of interviewing Canberra-based artist Roseanna Parkes. Roseanna is studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU School of Art and will graduate at the end of 2016. Briony: Thank you for meeting with me Roseanna. Tell me, what’s your medium? Roseanna: Photo media. So there are conventional types of photography, […]

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Jess Kemister, ‘Cadida albicans’ (2016), from the series ‘Metamorphosis of Woman’, coloured ink etching

On the spot – Ella Morrison

I have been thinking lately of the place of the aberrant in art. Specifically, my research into artists’ books, which rest so anxiously in a space between art and literature. The intensity of this study, along with a reasonable dose of general social awkwardness, has led me to develop a habit of noticing instances of […]

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Matthew de Moiser, 'Rose Seidler House' (2010) long stitch embroidery, 47 x 47 cm 
Image courtesy of www.matdemoiser.com

‘Thoroughly Modern’ at CCAS: an exploration of post-war Australian dreams – Sheridan Burnett

The status of the aspirational dreams sold to middle-class Australians after the Second World War are the subject of a new exhibition, Thoroughly Modern, at CCAS’s Gorman Arts Centre. The promise that if one worked hard in a good job they could live the ‘great Australian dream’ of owning a house on a quarter acre block is a […]

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Untitled (modern vanitas), 2015

Hidden Stories

When you look at an artist’s self portrait, what do you see? It might be a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, or embroidery. Not only will the medium differ, but so also will the expression and the emotion the artist is trying to convey. Every artist has been influenced by a hidden story. Mine began […]

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'Liminal' from the series 'Word Portraits', Shags, 2015

In conversation with Gordon Bull

Gordon Bull is a highly valued lecturer at the Centre of Art History and Art Theory and this year celebrates over 25 years of teaching at the ANU School of Art. I was fortunate enough to sit down with Gordon late last year to discuss his professional journey and thoughts about what art means to […]

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Editor’s welcome

One year ends and another begins! Welcome to all the new faces around the ANU School of Art and welcome back to all the old ones. 2016 is already shaping up to be a full and exciting year for the School of Art and I wanted to take this chance to share some of the […]

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Crowds at the ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition Photo: ANU School of Art Facebook page

ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition

I have often seen the ANU School of Art as the beating heart of the arts community here in Canberra, drawing in new talent and pumping out fresh artistic life back into the community. Alumni circulate, grow and often return as graduate students, teachers, or visiting artists to reinvigorate the vital learning hub that is […]

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Sian Watson, 'Drongo'
2015, Stained fabric, chicken wire, steel sheet and rod, waxed cotton thread, 185 x 278 x 80

Chris Ramsey in conversation with artist Sian Watson

I arranged to meet sculpture student Sian Watson at the School of Music café, and as I hurried past Kevin the amazing barista wafting in coffee aroma, it occurred to me- I don’t actually know what she looks like, how will I find her? ‘Hey Sian, I’m at the School of Music café, but where are […]

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ANU art history students at the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Myanmar art history tour creates a lasting impression

Recently I was fortunate enough to travel to Myanmar (formerly Burma) as part of the first international course run by the Australian National University’s Centre for Art History and Art Theory. I joined 17 other art history students who were primed to learn more about Asian art. Our experience actually led to something much more […]

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Yioryios, AEP16 - Yellow, Black, Blue, Green, 2015

Painting in Paris: Kirrily Humphries + Yioryios

The works of two young emerging artists, Kirrily Humphries and Yioryios, responding to their exchange at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris are currently exhibited at Canberra Contemporary Art Space in Manuka. Yioryios, a recent ANU painting graduate and Humphries, a third year ANU painting student were participants in the ANU International Exchange program […]

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