The work of Richard Lewer

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 27 March 2014

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The work of Richard Lewer

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 27 March 2014

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'The story of a Perth-based pensioner, who survived a failed suicide pact with his wife Julie prompted Richard Lewer to draw and narrate their story in his latest work. Richard is a visual artist working across drawing, animation, performance and painting who explores themes of the everyday. He views himself as a contemporary social realist collecting and documenting, drawing pa'....

Fiona Foley and Julie Ewington receive the 2013 Visual Arts Awards

By Vanessa Lloyd, 27 February 2014

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Fiona Foley and Julie Ewington receive the 2013 Visual Arts Awards

By Vanessa Lloyd, 27 February 2014

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'Announced today, the recipients of the prestigious Australia Council Visual Art Awards for 2013 are artist Fiona Foley and curator Julie Ewington. The Australia Council and CEO Tony Grybowski will celebrate the awards with Fiona, Jul'....

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'As Day 2 of the JUMP Mentoring Intensive begins all the mentees sit cross-legged on the floor of the Merlyn Theatre of Malthouse in Melbourne.  Emily Sexton, Artistic Director of Next Wave explains that all conversation shuts down as soon as peop'....

Project 28: Roman Ondák- behind the scenes

By Alex Bellemore, 22 January 2014

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Project 28: Roman Ondák- behind the scenes

By Alex Bellemore, 22 January 2014

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'Kaldor Public Art Projects (KPAP) is currently presenting the work of the acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondák at Parramatta Town Hall in association with Syd'....

Fellows Focus: Keg De Souza

By Fiona Mackrell, 8 January 2014

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Fellows Focus: Keg De Souza

By Fiona Mackrell, 8 January 2014

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'Interdisciplinary artist Keg de Souza is not the sort of person to shy away from a challenge. When she started building her first inflatable artwork, Gigloo/Esky back in 2008, she had no idea how to thread a sewing machine let allow how to construct a blow-up igloo. ‘That was a bi'....

Polly Dance talks about the PAINTFACE project

By Vanessa Lloyd, 22 December 2013

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Polly Dance talks about the PAINTFACE project

By Vanessa Lloyd, 22 December 2013

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'In 2012 Inflight in Hobart was grounded, the long running Tasmanian ARI closed its doors for a time to re-think and re-invigorate itself. Becoming Constance ARI in early 2013, the name was not the only update. Constance ARI is one to watch after participating with FELTspac'....

2013 in review: Visual Arts

By Visual Arts, 18 December 2013

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2013 in review: Visual Arts

By Visual Arts, 18 December 2013

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'Before all of us here at the Australia Council take some time off over the festive season, the Visual Arts section has put together some highlights from 2013 and some things we are looking forward to seeing in 2014. One of the great perks of our jobs is that we get to hear about all the great stuff our successful grants recipients are doing, so we have decided to share a few wi'....

Alex Desebrock reflects on the ArtStart process

By Alex Desebrock, 16 December 2013

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Alex Desebrock reflects on the ArtStart process

By Alex Desebrock, 16 December 2013

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'ArtStart recipient Alex Desebrock presented the following speech at the opening of the Australia Council’s exhibition ....

TiNA: Critical Animals talk festival highlights and the future

By Eleanor Zeichner, 8 December 2013

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TiNA: Critical Animals talk festival highlights and the future

By Eleanor Zeichner, 8 December 2013

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'In this final instalment on a series of interviews with the directors of This is Not Art, Eleanor Zeichner speaks with her fellow co-directors of Critical Animals, Tulleah Pearce, Sophie Lamond and Beau Deurwaarder. CA is a festival of creative research founded in 2002 to provide a space for emerging writers and a'....