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troublemag | November 18, 2019

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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

Little Aches & Pains: by David Frazer & Paul Kelly

September 1, 2014 |


Klare Lanson


‘That which does not kill us makes us stronger’


I’ve always been captivated with ideas around scratching, cutting, digging. Any kind of mark making for that matter. Luckily I’m in Castlemaine, which has a solid … Read More

William Blake: ‘The Immortal Man That Cannot Die’

August 1, 2014 |


by Inga Walton.


“And these are the gems of the Human Soul,
The rubies and pearls of a love-sick eye,
The countless gold of the akeing heart,
The martyr’s groan and the lover’s sigh.” (33-36) – William Blake: The Mental Traveller, … Read More

When in Rome: Piranesi Captivates Melbourne

April 2, 2014 |


“An artist who would do himself honour, and acquire a name, must not content himself with copying faithfully the ancients, but studying their work he ought to show himself of an inventive, and I had almost said, of a … Read More

Melburnin’ August 2013

August 6, 2013 |

by Inga Walton


Since May, the floating installation clinamen (2013) by French artist and composer Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has been casting quite a spell on viewers to the National Gallery of Victoria (until 8 September, 2013). Many have settled themselves … Read More

Melburnin by Inga Walton

July 1, 2013 |

The tenth anniversary installment of the National Gallery of Victoria’s immensely popular Melbourne Winter Masterpieces initiative, Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris (until 8 September, 2013), includes fifty-four paintings, photographs and selected artifacts from the Musée Marmottan, with an … 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