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23
Oct
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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27
Sep
2015

Robert Wellington Interview

Robert Wellington is an art historian and lecturer at the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory with a strong interest in the art of 17th- century France. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Robert about some of his experiences with art. Shan Crosbie (SC): Firstly, what would you say is […]

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20
Sep
2015

Counterparts: A photographic exhibition of the work of Mikhaila Jurkiewicz and Sarina Reisinger.

A grandmother’s praise at the opening of your exhibition is always special and Sarina Reisinger could not be more proud of the photographic achievements of her granddaughter Mikhaila Jurkiewicz. But Sarina was not only an onlooker at her granddaughter’s show ‘Counterparts’ she was also a participant, and to me, the opportunity to exhibit alongside your […]

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31
Aug
2015

Vanishing Self – Lucy Caldwell and Ned Bott

The flow state is ubiquitous. It lies in moments where one is simultaneously challenged by an activity whilst maintaining complete autonomy. Researchers define the flow state as an “optimal state of consciousness,” a state where one reaches their peak performance. Some of us know this state by other names—runner’s high or being in the zone—but […]

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23
Aug
2015

Chatter – Charlotte Lembit and Cat Mueller

Chatter: Atmospheric Colour M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT, Gallery 3, 16 July – 2 August 2015 Experimenting with everyday craft items such as paint markers, loom bands and wool, Cat Mueller creates works that explode in hypnotic swirls of colour. Her playful use of colour, shape and texture create works which break down the boundaries between […]

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16
Aug
2015

The Art of Being a Wordsmith – Alison Ford and Zoe Brand

Zoe Brand is excited to be in her final semester of Honours in the Gold and Silver smithing Workshop at the Australian National University. For the past 10 years her life has revolved around jewellery and art as a maker, curator and commentator. Now she is poised to showcase the culmination of these skills that […]

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09
Aug
2015

Mahjong Arch: Transition and Identity – Clare Fealy and Anton Poon

Transition, it is both change and progression and something which we undertake in order to further evolve and adapt as people. I myself being born and raised in Canberra have little idea about what type of journey it is to move away from home indefinitely, but in conversation with Anton about moving from his home […]

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02
Aug
2015

Embedded Emotions – Sian Watson and Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey paints a sensory question in which the answer is a positive emotional response. I only recently met Chris and her enthusiasm for portraying feeling through painting has inspired me. I believe that there is not enough contemporary art that evokes emotion and if so even less which provides you with warmth and tranquillity. […]

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26
Jul
2015

Heroin Chic – Shan Crosbie and Oliver Behn

Separated by a tiny circular table in the crowded ‘Wig and Pen’ bar, I listen intently to the fascinating stories and insights of the photographer Oliver Behn. ‘I’m always searching for the next story,’ Behn tells me excitedly, ‘always searching for the next model. At the moment I’m looking for a tall young black man. […]

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08
Jul
2015

On mark making, and making marks – Ella Morrison and Shags

Meeting with artist and printmaker Shags (aka Sharon Gallagher), I circle and re-circle the words ‘emotion’, ‘colour’ and ‘music’ in my notebook to the point my pen tears through the page and bleeds out onto the next – her emotional intensity and curiosity is infectious, and compels a physical response. Maybe it seems egocentric to […]

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