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MARCO FUSINATO: Mass Black Implosion

From Art Almanac September 2017
by Julian Day

Looking at a ‘Mass Black Implosion’ drawing is like watching the Millennium Falcon leap into hyperspace – your sense of time and space condenses from the macro into the micro. Artist and musician Marco Fusinato has been drawing the series for ten years and is exhibiting the latest instalment at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne. […]

Angelica Mesiti

From National Gallery of Australia

9 September 2017 – March 2018 Contemporary art galleries | Lower Ground Free entry Angelica Mesiti has long been fascinated by performance: as a mode of storytelling and a means to express social ideas in physical form. In recent years she has been making refined videos that reveal how culture is manifested through non-linguistic forms […]

Susan Cohn: Artists own up to being boring in a brave show of self-deprecation

From The Saturday Age, 18 August 2017
by Ray Edgar. Photography: Joe Armao.

Jeweller Susan Cohn decided to have some fun with her critics. Susan Cohn leans in close, imitating the conspiratorial chatter among critics of her work. “That Susan Cohn makes donuts,” she says in an emphatic stage whisper. “It’s a bit boring.” The successful jewellery designer hears the epithet all the time. Not just directed at […]

Jenny Watson’s ‘The Fabric of Fantasy’

From The Saturday Paper, Edition No. 167, July 29 – August 4, 2017
by Patrick Hartigan

At her best, Jenny Watson is less a painter of things than a generator of energy. Her works aren’t about their content so much as the field of time through which that content briefly rides. This is particularly the case when her compositions lose their centrality, when the shapes, smears and drawn reveries drift to […]

Jenny Watson, The Fabric of Fantasy

‘JENNY WATSON: THE FABRIC OF FANTASY’ 5 July – 2 October 2017 “Jenny Watson is a leading Australian artist whose conceptual painting practice spans more than four decades. Curated by MCA Curator Anna Davis this survey exhibition features works from the 1970s to the present, including examples of Watson’s early realist paintings and drawings, and a number […]

Angelica Mesiti, Tossed by Waves

From The Golden Mean, June 2017
by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Australian artist Angelica Mesiti remembers the chaos in the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. From her home nearby she could see “gendarme on the street, heavily armed with huge guns and bulletproof vests.” As the tragedy unfolded, what struck her most was that the “people showed such incredible solidarity.”   The turbulence of […]

Angelica Mesiti: message received at Anna Schwartz and Artspace galleries

From The Australian, June 17 2017
by Christopher Allen

Communication is the foundation of social life, in animals as in humans, and indeed animal communication, without the benefit of language, is far more mysterious than our own: herds and packs of mammals act in unison, flocks of birds co-ordinate in a way that implies a connected or networked mind, and ants and bees organise […]

The National: New Australian Art

From Artforum
by Toni Ross

It’s been nearly twenty years since Sydney hosted a substantial survey exhibition of contemporary Australian art. The National: New Australian Art offers welcome relief from this inexplicable drought, with three key institutions joining forces to showcase new work by fortyeight emerging, midcareer, and established artists, with further editions planned for 2019 and 2021. Although no […]

Artist Emily Floyd and her Icelandic Puffins

From The Saturday Paper, 8/4/2017
by Romy Ash

“They start like this,” the artist Emily Floyd says, holding the wooden body of a puffin in her hand. The body is square, blocky. It still looks like a bit of wood. There are two holes drilled in the bottom, ready for legs. Floyd and I are in her workshop. She is holding a puffin […]

Futurist Daniel Crooks

From The Saturday Paper, 2/2/2016
by Kate Holden

In a suburban back garden bursting with nasturtiums, kale, tomatoes and sweet herbs there is a shed. And in that shed there is an artist’s studio. And in that studio there are two desks, two faded red kilims, a tinnie suspended from the ceiling, a couple of bikes, shelves of hardware, four computer monitors propped […]