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

BEAUTY in DESTRUCTION
Art

BEAUTY in DESTRUCTION

Finding beauty in construction’s destruction takes an explorer to find a “diamond in the rough” If you can’t find a diamond make your own, as Tanya Goel did with ‘Fresco on cement and stone’. This is a wall-mounted series using plaster and graphite on building debris collected from houses of 1950-1970 in Delhi. She started … Continue reading

GETTING ON THE MAP at ARTSPACE
Art

GETTING ON THE MAP at ARTSPACE

A beautiful textile map glows from a far wall of Artspace and invites you to step closer into a meditative maze of stitches. But be prepared that when you do look closer, it’s not a travel dreamscape. Rather, Tiffany Chung’s large embroidered map of the world is exploring global displacement and migration emerging from conflict. … 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

SEMICONDUCTOR ~ Human Equation of Digital Creation
Art

SEMICONDUCTOR ~ Human Equation of Digital Creation

RUTH JARMAN + JOE GERHARDT = SEMICONDUCTOR. That’s a simple equation. And Semiconductor are now part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Rather timely. They came together as Semiconductor in 1997, so it’s their 21st too. More timely: their practice parallels the theme of Sydney Biennale 2018: ‘SUPERPOSITION’. It’s as if Biennale Sydney “Superposition” could not … Continue reading