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Naima Morelli

Mella Jaarsma: Give Me Shelter

December 1, 2014 |

INTERVIEW Naima Morelli

It’s not easy to introduce Mella Jaarsma because she’s so many things at the same time. Let’s limit ourselves to the basic coordinates to begin with. Mella is an artist who is widely known for her body-covering … Read More

Heri Dono: Making Fun …

November 4, 2014 |


interview by Naima Morelli


Heri Dono was standing in front of his studio window looking typically casual and comfortable. He wore his hair in a pigtail, a … Read More

Alasdair McLuckie: Modernism on Gertrude

October 1, 2014 |

interview by Naima Morelli


In his studio at Gertrude Contemporary, Alasdair McLuckie has finally found some peace. As I followed the artist up the stairs leading to his studio, he recalled the period when he was working from his … Read More

Jake Walker : interview

September 1, 2014 |


by Naima Morelli


I came to know about Jake Walker’s work indirectly. I first contacted him because of his blog “Studio Visit”, where he portrays artists working in their studios, and interviews them about their artistic process. But … Read More

True North and Deep Blue

July 1, 2014 |


an interview with Emily Ferretti

by Naima Morelli


Those who think that pure painters are almost extinct in the contemporary art landscape should meet Emily Ferretti. This young artist ignores the prophets of doom who proclaim the death … Read More

Suburban Splendour – an interview with Graham Miller

June 2, 2014 |


When I alighted the train at Fremantle station, I was greeted by a typical West Australian sunny day. I had spent only a few days in Perth, but had already decided that if I was to choose a neighbourhood … Read More

Ashley Bickerton: Artists are dyed poodles dancing through fiery hoops for the one percent …

May 1, 2014 |


I was in Ashley Bickerton’s studio in Bali, staring at a painting of a blue man and several colourful girls. I was having a hard time keeping up with the direction our conversation was taking. A short time ago … Read More

How to Define Nothing: Twoone

April 2, 2014 |


When Twoone (Hiroyasu Tsuri) first arrived in Melbourne from Japan in early 2000, he didn’t speak a word of English. Lucky enough for him, if you paint walls and skate around all day, your style speaks for you. A … Read More

Blood Sport with Tarryn Gill

December 2, 2013 |


by Naima Morelli


It is a matter of fact that sport in Australia is something serious. It’s so serious that the Stadium of Queensland decided to screen Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont’s awarded video Gymnasium – featuring … Read More