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Where have all the artists gone?

A much-extended version of my contribution to the discussion on the various roles of artist run organisations in Perth held at Paper Mountain on Thursday 20 February Our submission was, of course, an altarpiece but not religious. Instead of a … Continue reading

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Colour Prejudice

Two exhibitions at Melody Smith Gallery For most artists colour was always a bit weird. It still is, especially if you are a painter. Some painters rejoice in the possibilities of colour, some, however, many find it a bit of … Continue reading

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Have Art. Will Travel!

Martin Heine’s Function # 8 (Psychological Drama) at Melody Smith Gallery, 19 February, 2014 Martin Heine has long maintained an uneasy standoff with paint, the strange ‘coloured mud’ that can simultaneously contain endless visions and versions of the human universe, … Continue reading

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What’s it all about?

Spare Us Spermoids… Paul Moncrieff’s Amazing Bunbury Paintings This and the other two short pieces (linked above) all revolve around the same theme – the unique problem of visual art and its audience in Western Australia, in particular the peculiar … Continue reading

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Spare Us Spermoids and all other graphic non-entities

A couple of years ago I began to notice paintings with amorphous asexual figures, essentially graphic characters, with pseudopods and ‘sad’ expressive eyes, like Caspar the Ghost, all over William street, from Pop-Up Galleries to the Bird and other bars, … Continue reading

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Paul Moncrieff’s Amazing Bunbury Paintings

This is the first time that I have seen the upstairs chapel at Bunbury working in a perfect relationship to an exhibition. Its gothic floor plan and the many irregularities left over from the original conversion often combine to ruin … Continue reading

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She Stoops to Conquer

I will be putting up very occasional shots of my own work up on tincanvas and have included a special page for it, This one image is to draw you there.

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Pop Up

POP DOWN: why Pop Up anything at all is bad for art, artists and ultimately the public It is easy to get the wrong impression about Pop Up if you usually encounter it along William Street. Pop Up, as advertised, … Continue reading

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Momentum

Momentum: 21 years of the Perth Centre for Photography 100 Aberdeen Street until 8 December 2013 I built my East Perth studio at the end of the eighties. I included a small windowless room with a big sink and a … Continue reading

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At the Kurb: Greg Lamont

Greg Lamont Pre-disembodied (2013) until Friday 1 November Greg Lamont has chosen a surprisingly difficult subject for his first exhibition, one that preoccupies much contemporary local art. The drawings and objects in this show form a pre-zero calculus of disembodiment, … Continue reading

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