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troublemag | June 24, 2021

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Head Rush

October 2, 2013 |


by Inga Walton


Australia’s most internationally lauded and widely respected actor is the subject of a sprawling exhibition of memorabilia, costumes, photographs, and artefacts, The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush, at Arts Centre Melbourne (until 27 October, 2013). … Read More

BERLIN ART WEEK: Postkarten aus Kunst

October 2, 2013 |


by Carmen Ansaldo


One of Berlin city’s most established and innovative interdisciplinary spaces decided to quiet the tone of Berlin Art Week with their official contribution to the festival, opting to exhibit their vast collection of mail art.

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Sweet Sense

October 2, 2013 |


by Olivia Welch


Sugar is an ingredient in many of our experiences and memories. Megan Fizell’s upcoming exhibition Sugar Sugar at Brenda May Gallery explores its use in contemporary visual arts, and as a result reveals the effects … Read More

Sound Bites City: The Fine Art of Listening

September 3, 2013 |

by Evelyn Tsitas


A new exhibition at RMIT Gallery Sound Bites City will showcase the RMIT University Sound Art Collection – the first of its kind in Australia – and offer audiences the chance to experience 19 new and significant … Read More

Let’s Talk About Our Feelings

September 3, 2013 |

by Anney Bounpraseuth


I remember in the early 90s my sister and I would spend our post-school afternoons with the babysitter while my self-sacrificing mother was sewing away in her makeshift clothing factory-cum-garden shed for a measly five cents … Read More

Stern Warning: interview with Aaron Sterns

September 3, 2013 |

interview by Bryce Stevens


Aaron grew up and went to school in the state of Victoria in Australia. After studying Shakespeare, the Romantic Poets and Greek tragedies at university, Aaron convinced his graduate school to let him study contemporary … Read More

Murmurs of Mr. Johnston: Rosslynd Piggot and the Johnston Collection

September 3, 2013 |

by Inga Walton


William Robert Johnston (1911-86) was an antique dealer, art collector and aesthete who ran his principal business, Kent Antiques, in High Street, Armadale from 1971 until his death. He acquired the East Melbourne property Cadzow (1860) … Read More

From Melbourne to Prato and onwards to the Mecca of the art world: The Venice Biennale Part One

September 2, 2013 |

by Tiziana Borghese


Prato, Italy, about 25 minutes by car from Florence is a hidden treasure. It has all the quiet tranquility of a small regional town with the option of being a train ride away from the high … Read More

Natascha Stellmach: I Don’t Have A Gun

August 6, 2013 |


Natascha Stellmach’s Berlin solo exhibition I Don’t Have a Gun at Wagner + Partner Gallery pushes the German-Australian artist’s concerns to new frontiers. Stellmach presents an ambitious yet eloquent collection of photo-collages, text based passages and performative happenings which … Read More

Actual Russian Brides – Wife Beats

August 6, 2013 |

How did the band name come about? 

Lindsay Webb (a.k.a. Baby Swindle): Actual Russian Brides? Drunk. Elle was trying to explain to a group of friends that a colleague had a new girlfriend who was … tall … glamorous … … Read More