Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SEPTEMBER 2010: Melburnin'


“Art is a lie that helps us realise the truth”. Pablo Picasso’s powerful words poignantly linger in Carol Jerrems’ tribute to her mother Joy. This was Jerrems’ final piece of work before she passed away. Heide Museum of Modern Art’s Up Close exhibition features work from Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang. Photographic images from each artist capture different aspects of life during the 1970s and 1980s, such as teenage and gay subcultures as well as party scenes of the 1980s. Read more...

Special Feature: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010


Get ready Melbourne! With more than 4000 artists participating in hundreds of shows throughout Melbourne from 22 September to 10 October, the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival is guaranteed to be an action-packed-art-extravaganza.

Key festival locations are the Fringe Hub and Club where artists and performers including Kitty Flanagan, Miles O’Neill (Suitcase Royale) and comedian Sammy J (Barry Award winner) will all be performing solo shows. The festival also proudly boasts that 80% of all works featured are from Victorian artists. Read more...

Special Feature: Stick it!, A sticky situation…


Some of my fondest childhood memories involved a pot of delicious smelling Clag Glue, some crepe paper, cellophane and an A3 scrapbook for making collage pictures. Stick It! at The Ian Potter Centre, NGV is the first NGV exhibition to explore the collage art form in a bid to convince us that collage can be a sophisticated art form with diverse results, and is not just for kids. Read more...