Feature

Becoming Spectacle, Pursuing Celebrity

On Nat Thomas’ ‘Postcards from the Edge’

By Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung — 17 May, 2019

This is the second instalment of Running Dog’s feature series responding to individual works in The National 2019: New Australian Art—on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks), Clothilde Bullen and Anna Davis (MCA).   …

No Trouble Here

On Sally M. Nangala Mulda's

‘Town Camp Anywhere’

By Snack Syndicate — 24 April, 2019

This is the first instalment of Running Dog‘s feature series responding to individual works in The National 2019: New Australian Art—on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks), Clothilde Bullen and Anna Davis (MCA).    ‘My…

Soft Infrastructure

Connie Anthes and

Julia Bavyka

By Eleanor Zurowski — 26 March, 2019

This is a sonic response to Connie Anthes and Julia Bavyka’s exhibition Soft Infrastructure at Firstdraft and is best listened to with headphones. The exhibition considered how to ‘actively dismantle’ or ‘think away’ from the institution. Felt, as a material, is formed by ‘matting, condensing and pressing’ through ‘applying heat, moisture and friction to entangle…

Do you know this feeling?

Curated by

Sebastian Henry-Jones

By June Miskell — 8 March, 2019

This text is in dialogue with the exhibition Do You Know This Feeling? at Firstdraft. Curated by Sebastian Henry-Jones, the exhibition featured the work of Arben Dzika, Athena Thebus, Cee Powell, Chi Tran, Cristine Brache, Frontyard, IchikawaEdward, JD Reforma and Trinh T. Minh-Ha. This text riffs off JD Reforma’s work Why should I be sad?…

Autumn Almanac

Simon Yates

By Vanessa Berry — 22 February, 2019

This text is in dialogue with the exhibition Autumn Almanac at KNULP, and is the next instalment in RD’s feature series of paratextual responses. Imagine a library as wide as it is tall, as deep as it is wide, with narrow corridors in between the shelves, all of which are packed tightly with books. This was…

The Ropes

Amrita Hepi x Adrian Piper &

the YIRRAN MIIGAYDHU WEAVERS

By Dr. Jessica Olivieri — 20 February, 2019

Megan Monte and Josephine Skinner mark one year at the helm of Cement Fondu with The Ropes, an exhibition that brings together the work of First Nations artist/choreographer/performer Amrita Hepi and American conceptual artist/philosopher Adrian Piper. Alongside The Ropes is an exhibition of contemporary woven sculpture by the Yirran Miigaydhu Weavers. Placing these three practices…

it’s hard to move away from turning water

Tom Blake

By Naomi Riddle — 23 November, 2018

‘Drawing on the writing of Lyn Hejinian, [this exhibition] takes a boxed archive of 35mm slides stored within a pebblecrete shower cubicle as an allegorical site from which to contemplate the fluidity of forms as they are presented, viewed and recalled across time. Via sculpture, cyanotype, mobiles and de-silvered mirrors, imagery drawn from within the…

All Ears: A Listening Party

Frances Barrett

& Jessica Olivieri

By Stella Maynard & Em Size — 4 October, 2018

This text is the next instalment in RD’s feature series of paratextual responses, and is in dialogue with All Ears: A Listening Party—a Campbelltown Arts Centre project conceived by Frances Barrett and co–curated by Frances Barrett & Jessica Olivieri. All Ears invited audiences to attune themselves to the practice of queer listening and featured the…

John Mawurndjul:

I am the old and the new

By Susie Anderson — 20 September, 2018

two ways at Maningrida they never stopped climbing trees found a way to keep mardayin ceremony but some were taken too unscroll bark canvas work with fire smell thick in air on walls Ngalyod rainbow serpent bodies coiled together power in its bones these words are better poetry all I know is only written but…

Session Vessels

Organised by Rafaela

Pandolfini & Ainslie Templeton

By Lily Golightly — 23 August, 2018

This text is in dialogue with the exhibition Session Vessels at Airspace Gallery, and is the next instalment in RD’s feature series of paratextual responses. Organised by Rafaela Pandolfini and Ainslie Templeton, Session Vessels featured the work of twenty artists and collectives from Australia and the US.  I planted a wattle tree in our front yard in November…