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Summer gallery activities with children in Melbourne

January 22, 2015

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It is holiday season, so we have been working the free activities across Melbourne’s galleries. We were mightily disappointed by ACCA’s summer Menagerie exhibition. Even the kids seemed turned off by the messy and random curation and the afterthought of a table with plastic toys in the foyer was insulting. The activity trail was totally […]

HIAP, Helsinki Artist Residency Visit

December 19, 2014

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I was fortunate to visit Suomenlinna Island, the Unesco Heritage listed island in Helsinki harbour where HIAP have their international artist studios. Whilst in Helsinki I had a meeting with Australia Council resident artist, Katie Goodwin who has been documenting her stay on the island and in the polar winter of northern Finland on her […]

NAVA Future Forward conference, Sydney

November 8, 2014

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I was a participant in the first national visual arts forum organised by the peak body for the visual arts in Australia, NAVA. Over two days, three hundred plus artists and arts workers gathered at Carriageworks to discuss issues pertinent to the sector. I particularly enjoyed the keynote by Professor Nikos Papastergiades who gave a […]

Melbourne Festival; I all but missed it…

November 1, 2014

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Due to my long London trip I missed almost the entirety of the Melbourne festival performing arts offer. I am mopping up the visual arts shows that linger a little longer and was lucky to catch the Tarrawarra Biennale early. I did manage to see Complexity of Belonging by Chunky Move in an early preview, […]

London; the big shows

November 1, 2014

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Wow! London was resplendent with BIG shows during Frieze week. Not only was there an abundance of big names on show at all the major institutions, but most of them put on pre or post-punter private views for Frieze VIPS, involving a fancy brunch or glass of bubbles. I felt VERY lucky to arrive at […]

Private Galleries, London

November 1, 2014

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Whilst in London for Frieze, I took the weekends prior and post the fair to visit the private galleries who were all hosting special shows for international mavens like myself (!). I took the East End tour that included some performances, brunches and talks on one day, fitting in a dizzying number of shows in […]

Frieze London

October 29, 2014

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I traveled to London to attend Frieze and Frieze Masters, the art fairs in Regent’s Park. This was my first time at an international fair of such calibre and there was a lot to take in. I was disconcerted to find no Australian galleries represented and very few Australian curators or artists present. I was […]