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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

ACTease August 2013

August 6, 2013 |

by Courtney Symes

 

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a Seekers concert. Having bought the tickets as a Christmas present for my mum, I have to confess my knowledge of The Seekers’ repertoire was limited … Read More

ACTease by Courtney Symes

July 2, 2013 |

What do your possessions say about you? Imagine that a collection of your favourite items, including paintings and drawings you created, clothing, furniture and other precious mementos were locked away in a room for fifty years before being uncovered to … 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