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Nicholas J Johnson: Swindling the Swindlers by Stuart Beekmeyer

July 2, 2013 |

Nicholas Johnson is a comedian, a magician, and a con artist who loves to prank the pranksters. At the Melbourne Comedy Festival last April, his show, Today Tonight, Tomorrow the World, told “a personal story about my own experiences working … Read More

Circus Oz – Cranking

July 2, 2013 |

 

by Stuart Beekmeyer

 

If you told me two months ago that I would be a little bit gaga about Circus Oz I wouldn’t have believed you. Firstly there’s no way in hell you would catch me at a … Read More

Dear Dreamboat

July 2, 2013 |

A man appeared in my kitchen. We started talking. He was striking, with a well-defined mouth and unruly black hair. We were lured outside by noises of a crowd. Fascinated, I wandered away from the house. On the way back … Read More

Melburnin by Inga Walton

July 1, 2013 |

The tenth anniversary installment of the National Gallery of Victoria’s immensely popular Melbourne Winter Masterpieces initiative, Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris (until 8 September, 2013), includes fifty-four paintings, photographs and selected artifacts from the Musée Marmottan, with an … Read More

Dressing the Movies Part Two by Inga Walton

July 1, 2013 |

As part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program, Hollywood Costume, an initiative of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London, is at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) until 18 August, 2013. Part One of this extended feature … Read More

Melburnin by Inga Walton

June 30, 2013 |

Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia’s oldest public art gallery. Many of its significant and diverse holdings are due, in part, to the greatest benefactor in Australia’s visual arts history, Alfred Felton (1831-1904). The residue … Read More

Dressing the Movies Part One by Inga Walton

June 20, 2013 |

In another coup for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program, Hollywood Costume is at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) until 18 August, 2013. An initiative of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London, its season there (20 October, … Read More

ACTease by Courtney Symes

June 2, 2013 |

The talk of the town in Canberra this month has been Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale hot-air balloon. This unidentifiable half bird/half beast has Canberrans divided. Ian Warden of the Canberra Times eloquently summaries Canberra’s bewilderment: “Now whole classes of Canberrans (like, … Read More

Greetings from Hackensack N.J. by Ben Laycock

June 1, 2013 |

Lots of squirrels, most of them squashed, plenty of rain and sleet and mist and fog but no snow. It’s Christmas 2006. This is the first year since 1860 that it hasn’t snowed by Christmas time. The people are a … Read More

Greenwish #15 by Robyn Gibson (designs by Horse)

June 1, 2013 |

Straw Skyscrapers It could be something from a Star Wars movie, the bottom of the sea, a futuristic manifesto, or a hairdresser’s nightmare … But it’s actually a concept for an extension to an existing building in Stockholm, from Belatchew … Read More