Yesterday’s ANCA Now! Symposium was a great event, the likes of which I’d love to see more of. As an artistic community so accustomed to thinking about the local landscape as an overwhelming whole it was a rare and great opportunity to focus on one particular aspect – in this case of course the 21-year-old […]

It seems an age ago now that I first came across the work of Julia Boyd – while I was trespassing in the halls of the photomedia department at the ANU School of Art – and included her work in my first ever curatorial undertaking Borderlife. In those four years Boyd has been everywhere, and […]

You Are Here 2013 is done, my third and final turn as co-producer. Cue violins and hand me a tissue. I can’t even begin to tell you what an impact this festival has made on my life, professionally and otherwise, in no small part due to the huge number of incredible individuals I have had […]

“If it matters, it’ll get done. If it doesn’t get done, it didn’t matter enough.” Author Chester Eagle (stolen from Rachel Power’s fantastic book The Divided Heart) After what has been a long drought between posts I’m excited to report I have a new project to add to the menagerie, as though I wasn’t busy […]

CAPO29 is fast approaching and now is the time to nab a ticket. For those who need to be brought up to speed here, CAPO is the Contemporary Arts Patrons Organisation – a volunteer non-profit organisation that has supported the ACT region’s artists for 29 years.  Since establishment in 1983, CAPO has disbursed over $1.8 million […]

I really, really miss the Domain project. It got artists out in the open (literally), it pushed them to try something new, it challenged the notions of what ‘art’ (and furthermore ‘public art’) should be/is, it caught audiences unaware, everyone had a helluva lot of fun and got to go to the pub after. When […]

You Are Here, the festival I co-produce alongside talented rapscallions David Finnigan and Adam Hadley, is done for this year. Here’s a quick debrief I put together for our friends at BMA Magazine: After approximately 45 events across ten days You Are Here 2012 is done. Our gorgeous Newsroom has been cleared, cleaned and the […]

Just the other day I stumbled across this article while catching up on the not-latest edition of BMA magazine (sometimes I read back issues to find out all the stuff I’ve missed out on. What? Does no one else do this?). It’s a rundown from Glen Martin – Canberra muso, writer, manager of Pecha Kucha […]

This time last week I braved the bitter cold to check out Pin – Wonderwall at ANCA. I was not alone. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen that little place so crammed and going off. It might have had something to do with there being 70 artists in the show, all of them from […]