Relocating to Braidwood, I’ve been slowly getting more acquainted with some of the artists working in the region (and there are A LOT). Most recently I’ve been getting to know the work of Lizzie Hall, and following the development of her exhibition Shelter Object which opens at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka next week. Here’s a piece I wrote […]

Yesterday, on my first ever trip to Collector, NSW,  I saw Dreamer’s Gate. There are many mentions online about this eerie construction, asserting itself in the landscape, standing stark in the dusty golden light and in full view of the local pub, but I hadn’t read any of it. I was taken aback by the […]

Late last year I was invited by incredibly hard-working local artist Jacqueline Bradley to write about her practice. I jumped at the chance – I’ve always been interested in Bradley’s work but have never had much opportunity to speak to her about it in depth. Besides this, I also knew I would get to visit […]

Sculptor Dan Lorrimer recently held his debut solo show at CCAS Manuka, curated by Vanessa Wright. I wrote the following review for the latest issue of BMA, but the exhibition has closed now. I’m terribly sorry to rub salt in your wounds. The tumultuous twelve months that follow graduation from art school are a time […]

Public art. It’s so tedious. Not so much the artworks themselves, but the circus that surrounds them. Any mention of public art in Canberra is met with much beating of the breast and tearing of the hair. Taxpayers sob about their hard-earned dollars lost, politicians jump into the fray, and all of a sudden some […]

Reflex is the most recent exhibition at M16 Artspace, being a selection of kinetic and interactive sculptures by Canberra artists. Despite being tempted by Friday night offerings of a different variety (pub, dinner, pub) I rallied myself and made it along to the opening. My efforts were not wasted: for the most part my expectations […]

Headed back to Sydney last week just in time to catch Canberran Rosalind Lemoh at Grantpirrie, opening alongside Hossein Valamanesh and Peter McKay. (The two gentlemen are both incredible in their own right, but I focus on Lemoh here because I can partially credit her with my recently-found ability to fully appreciate sculpture. I’m slow, […]

Despite having one of the worst exhibition titles ever, and being accompanied by some extremely patronising marketing, the exhibition Soft Sculpture is a real coup for Canberra. The good people at BMA magazine kindly arranged for me to visit the National Gallery of Australia to meet with Lucina Ward, exhibition Curator… Breasts. Feathers. Plastic bags. Felt. […]

Last week I went along to the final incarnation of the Phoenix Prize for Spiritual Art at the School of Art. This award has been wildly popular over the last three years – artists see it as a chance to show in the beautiful SoFA gallery and to be in the running for a bit […]