Art cuts to the quick

We’ve followed the paper trail up View Street. Relax! It’s not another tax evasion expose. Just a hunt for a lone man with ruler and scalpel. We’re told he’s holed up at the Visual Arts Centre. And sure enough, just outside the studio door, tiny triangles of the white stuff give him away. Filipino artist... Continue Reading →

The poster age

  Right now, our city is peppered with posters of the sunny yellow Believe in Bendigo kind. They demonstrate people’s belief in our city as a welcoming, diverse community. They demonstrate the power of collective action. They demonstrate printed collateral is just as important now, in the digital age, as it was in the protest years of the... Continue Reading →

Gallery changes face

Is it a landscape, is it a colour scheme, is it art? Often that's for the beholder to determine, but for Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating, if his work draws you in, it's a success. "For me, I want to create work that is meditative and that draws people in," he said at the launch of... Continue Reading →

Art award closes September 30

Contemporary art has long stopped Julie Miller Markoff in her tracks. She remembers the first piece she bought, as a 20-something living in Melbourne. The two-metre high Jackson Pollard print in the Brunswick Street shopfront grabbed hold of her and wouldn’t let go. She bought it with one of her first pay packets, and took... Continue Reading →

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