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ACTease April 2014

April 2, 2014 |


by Courtney Symes


What is your favourite children’s book? No matter how hard I try, I can’t choose one. Now that my eldest daughter is nearly two, I have to confess that I’m enjoying rediscovering my old favourite … Read More

ACTease March 2014

March 3, 2014 |


by Courtney Symes  

The things that inspire artists constantly amaze and excite me. It could be a word, a feeling, their home or local environment and surroundings that trigger the greatest creative sparks. The beauty of these humble … Read More

ADEloud February 2014

February 8, 2014 |


by Cassandra Scalzi


Well, Santa may have come and gone and I didn’t get what I wanted, but the silly season is still rife in Adelaide, with a giant cockroach recently being erected in Rundle Mall. Must the … Read More

ACTease February 2014

February 4, 2014 |


by Courtney Symes


“I ain’t no saint, but I’ve tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God … I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. … Read More

Conversations with the Black Square

December 16, 2013 |


Revisiting the art and theory of Kazimir Malevich through the sculpture of Gill Gatfield


by Jennifer Choat


“I HAVE fished myself out of the rubbishy slough of academic art,” Kazimir Malevich announced in 1915. The Russian artist … Read More

AdeLOUD Dec2013 / Jan2014

December 15, 2013 |


by Cassandra Scalzi


Do you still believe in Santa? I used to. In fact, I used to visit the big man with the long, white beard every year since I turned 21, inform him of my good behaviour … Read More

ACTease December 2013 / January 2014

December 2, 2013 |


by Courtney Symes


What are the best art exhibitions and shows you’ve seen this year? The last year has been a very special one for Canberra, with 2013 marking the centenary of this extraordinary city. Whilst I’ve enjoyed … Read More

ACTease November 2013

November 1, 2013 |


Courtney Symes


One of my favourite excursions on a sunny weekend in Canberra is a stroll around Lake Burley Griffin, followed by a wander through the NGA and National Portrait Gallery (and a sneaky coffee stop at one … Read More

ACTease October 2013

October 2, 2013 |


by Courtney Symes


I’m not a camper, So I can empathise with the shock that Belconnen artists Carolyn Fitzpatrick and Carole Osmotherly would have experienced as they reluctantly left the comfort of their Canberra homes to venture on … Read More

ACTease September 2013

September 3, 2013 |

by Courtney Symes


September is one of my favourite months in Canberra. The show-stopper event of the month is Floriade (think one million flowers in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park attracting more than 400,000 visitors), which starts on 14 September, then … Read More