Mariam Arcilla

Mariam Arcilla is a writer and curator based in Sydney and the Gold Coast. She profiles luminaries in art, design, fashion, and architecture through publications, exhibitions, and experimental programs. She  has contributed text to VAULT, ACCLAIM, Runway, Neue Luxury, and Broadsheet. Mariam has collaborated with artists and creative groups on projects that connect makers and thinkers from various fields, including Institute of Modern Art, Liquid Architecture, Home of the Arts, and THE WALLS.

Rate of Change

Curated by

James Gatt

By Mariam Arcilla — 6 September, 2018

It’s impossible to experience a show at COMA Gallery without absorbing its surrounding environment: entering the gallery requires walking up a sloping footpath alongside a busy freeway, and once inside the space, a broad window allows the shadows of passing cars to flicker and swipe on the floor. It is this environment that gives Rate…

Out of Life

Darren Sylvester

By Mariam Arcilla — 27 July, 2018

How do you conduct a search party for a phantom actress? Darren Sylvester’s solo show, Out of Life, now on view at Sullivan+Strumpf, is a speculative narrative on mortality, nostalgia and magic, orbiting around a 1970s-era space-suit Sylvester discovered at a Hollywood costumes auction. Metallic and radiant, with moon-grey sleeves and croissant-puff shoulder pads, its…