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troublemag | September 20, 2021

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Merran Esson : Standing Still and Silently Balancing

June 7, 2020 |

The Western Sydney University Sculpture Award & Exhibition has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, but the finalists have been announced. Congratulations to: Mark Booth, Jennifer Cochrane, Chris Edwards, Harrie Fasher, John Fitzmaurice, Jim Flook, Martin George, Akira Kamada, … Read More

Sticky Beasts

December 8, 2018 |


by Helen Kelly

It’s Sticky Beast time of year! This tradition is slowly but surely taking root as a seasonal celebration. In our land without snow for snowmen we make do with sticky weed.

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The Madness of Art

October 1, 2017 |

The Tasmanian Museum of Antiquities (And Minimal Art)

Jim Kempner  

Jim falls for an early minimalist art masterpiece – literally.


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Swell Sculpture Festival 2017

September 6, 2017 |

Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast (QLD), 8 – 17 September 2017  








All images by Rowly Emmett Photography (foreground) Clayton Thompson, Safe. (background) Joy Heylen, The Crab. Manning Daly … Read More

Trapping the Island Tide

January 28, 2017 |

The Sculpture of Jon Eiseman   by Jennifer Choat  

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin,” wrote Aldous Huxley in Brave New … Read More

SALON November 2016

November 1, 2016 |


COVER: F., Riot Stage, world premiere. Director Katrina Cornwell Writer Morgan Rose Assistant director Amelia Newman Producer Anna Kennedy Set and costume design Yvette Turnbull Lighting design Matthew Adey Sound design and composer Raya Slavin Stage manager Kate … Read More

SALON December 2015 / January 2016

December 7, 2015 |

COVER: MONTALBETTI+CAMPBELL, Andy Thomas 2002, type C photograph on polyester-based paper. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Commissioned with funds provided by the L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2002. Uncommon Australians: The Vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling, a National … Read More

Memento Park: An Audience with the Comrades

December 7, 2015 |

Inga Walton  

When your Socialist utopia crumbles under the weight of decades of anger and seething resentment on the part of the brutalised proletariat, what becomes of the visual representations of that oppression? Any despotic régime worthy of a … Read More

Matthew Harding: Thinking Hands

October 4, 2015 |

INTERVIEW by Steve Proposch

I took an instant liking to Matthew Harding. Meeting for the first time at his workshop in Trentham, he struck me immediately as the kind of guy I’d enjoy chatting to over Friday frothies at the … Read More

Art Meets Design: Brunswick Bouldering Plaza

September 1, 2015 |

Stuart Beekmeyer  

This project merges public sculpture and recreation by creating a climbable centrepiece for a new public plaza in Melbourne’s northern fringe.  

How has the project played out in terms of turning your original vision into reality … Read More