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Skull Movies Scene IV: Set your brain on automatic by Robin Pen

July 2, 2013 |

The light is harsh and glaring in the void of space, and the music is hollow, full of portent, and a tragically obvious Holst rip-off. The semio-exploratory craft Spare Me The Crap moves slowly through the exergeze, plying the un-space … Read More

Melburnin by Inga Walton

July 2, 2013 |

LOL: Laugh Out Loud at Latrobe Regional Gallery (until 15 September, 2013), curated by Fiona West and Maria-Luisa Marino, brings together nineteen works by eleven artists to explore a central feature of the collective Australian identity. The works were selected … Read More

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