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April 27, 2019 |


Trouble met Mandy Ord at a comic con called Supanova in 2008, when the popular culture convention was expanding into Melbourne for the first time. We were immediately attracted to her inky alternative narratives, … Read More

Trouble November 2017

November 7, 2017 |

November issue FEATURES: Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize Salon, Comics Face by Ive Sorocuk, The Madness of Art: Close Encounters by Jim Kempner, House on Fire – Ian Strange : Open Home by Robert Ruckus, NOVEMBER Salon, Finding the Art … Read More

Glen Clarke : A History of Violence

February 3, 2015 |


Rajesh Punj


There is an impressive complexity of paper and pattern that constitutes the work of Australian artist Glen Clarke. A heady cocktail of politics, economics and aesthetics are neatly folded into each of the origami styled … Read More

ACTease September 2014

September 1, 2014 |


by Courtney Symes


It was with a heavy heart that I put fingers to keyboard for this final ACTease instalment. I have thoroughly enjoyed compiling this column each month and have never been short of amazing exhibitions to … Read More

ACTease August 2014

August 1, 2014 |


Courtney Symes


What makes you happy? Eleven weeks ago I gave birth to my second child, and one of the things I missed most during pregnancy was running. I tried to run for as long (and as gently … Read More

ACTease JULY 2014

July 1, 2014 |


Having spent most of my childhood years growing up on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, I was excited to discover that one of the National Gallery of Australia’s latest exhibitions, Atua: Sacred gods from Polynesia (until 3 August) … Read More

ACTease JUNE 2014

June 2, 2014 |


One of the secrets of a successful landscape artist and landscape photographer, I believe, is their ability to interpret and capture light in their works. Landscape paintings are a personal favourite of mine, and I had high hopes for … Read More

ACTease May 2014

May 1, 2014 |


What is the most obscure name you have ever seen for an art exhibition? Like choosing a title for a book or film, deciding on a title for an exhibition is an important part of the creative process. It’s … Read More

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