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NARCISSUS, The Anatomy of Melancholy
Art

NARCISSUS, The Anatomy of Melancholy

A nostalgic anatomy kit, amplified to large scale, is used to explore narcissism and aging in James Powditch’s dramatic self portrait for Archibald 2018. Amongst glistening funereal black is pops of colourful collage of ripe fruits and daffodils (a symbol of Narcissism) These sit alongside chapter titles of Robert Burton’s ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ and … Continue reading

GOING DOWN on Millennial Life: From Sex to Stereotypes
Entertainment / Theatre and Stage shows

GOING DOWN on Millennial Life: From Sex to Stereotypes

Millennial life’s sex, lies and stereotypes come up on stage in ‘Going Down’. Temptation and cheating are rife, but it’s not all driven by sex. The true climax this writer seeks is success. Nat, played by the relentlessly energetic Catherine Davies, is author of ‘Banana Girl’ a memoir which despite it’s sexually explicit story, is … Continue reading

How to HOTDESK…. #LIKEABOSS
Art / Design

How to HOTDESK…. #LIKEABOSS

Prepare to work #LIKEABOSS HOTDESKING seriously got a whole new meaning. Woolloomooloo is one of Sydney’s ultimate spots for hot property. If you dream of an office with million dollar views to Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf, amongst glamorous people and glistening yachts, perhaps you are the anonymous chair donor who transformed James McCallum’s sculpture ‘The Library’ … Continue reading

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Heats up with violet Femmes
Entertainment / Film / Theatre and Stage shows

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Heats up with violet Femmes

“A poet’s work is his life, and his life is his work”. When I first discovered the legendary Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, I was captivated by Violet and how she understood the symbiotic relationship between her son’s life and his poetic creations. Perhaps this was because it mirrors the interdependence of a child in … Continue reading

The CONFUSED MUSE
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The CONFUSED MUSE

Without inspiration lit by a trailblazing muse, one’s heart’d be a cold and artless place. So I was horrified as I read Nikki Gemmell’s ‘We are not a muse’ column in Australian Life magazine this weekend, as she proclaimed the word muse: ‘implies, let’s be clear: passivity, naivety, a silenced voice; objectification of the body’….a … Continue reading