Feature

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…

Sheer Fantasy

Curated by

David Capra

By Em Size — 1 June, 2018

‘Sheer Fantasy, [curated by David Capra], suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies.’ UP STAGE I sent you a sext that left you ‘so shook’….

Terror Nullius

Soda_Jerk

By Lauren Carroll Harris — 25 May, 2018

Soda_Jerk are bomb-throwers. For more than fifteen years, the Australian, New-York-based collaborative unit have made an art practice out of cutting, collaging and appropriating—watching for the blind spots in the official narratives of culture, politics and history, fascinated less by what’s present than what’s omitted. Now, in their 55-minute video work, Terror Nullius (2018), they…

Homines Uniformis & The Museum of Love & Protest

Mardi Gras Visual

Arts Program

By Em Size — 6 April, 2018

This text is part two in Running Dog’s series covering the Mardi Gras Visual Arts Program. Written in the style of a closet drama, it considers Ross Watson’s ‘Homines Uniformis’ and ‘The Museum of Love & Protest’ at NAS Gallery.  Link to part one: Story of the Girls & Looking for Langston    THE CAMERA…

The Story of the Girls & Looking for Langston

Mardi Gras Visual

Arts Program

By Em Size — 15 March, 2018

This text is part one in Running Dog’s series covering the Mardi Gras Visual Arts Program. Written in the style of a closet drama, it considers Isaac Julien’s ‘Looking for Langston’ and Ben Mercer & Tom Pender’s ‘The Story of the Girls’.    THE BELOVED is stoned, stretched out on the floor in the bodyline…

Warm Ties

Helen Johnson

By Snack Syndicate — 19 January, 2018

This text is in dialogue with Helen Johnson’s Warm Ties (Artspace). The exhibition, comprising six paintings, critically reimagines scenes of settlement and its afterlife in Australia. Major and minor histories are layered on large-scale canvases – theatrical backgrounds that make the viewer a player.   Hand The figurative finger or index of epistemic anxiety. One…