Author Archives: Elli Walsh

Ken Unsworth

The work of Ken Unsworth is often labelled as conceptual. His first public solo exhibit saw him pale, bare and pinioned to the wall in a series of performance works that fused the fragility of flesh to the geometric thrust of sculptural form. Anthony Bond, in his new monograph on the artist, accurately points out that […]

Posted in Essays, Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Ken Unsworth

Hoda Afshar

Hoda Afshar is a Melbourne-based artist and scholar whose photographic practice straddles the line between staged image and reality.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged , | Comments Off on Hoda Afshar

John R Walker

John R Walker’s new series ‘Fireground’ presents a cycle of paintings pivoted on the age-old theme of destruction and rebirth.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on John R Walker

Please Moore, can we have more? The Biennale of Sydney

Michael Young looks at the shortcomings of the Sydney Biennale’s digital offering during COVID-19.

Posted in Exhibitions, Reviews | Tagged | Comments Off on Please Moore, can we have more? The Biennale of Sydney

Tom Polo

It may be difficult to name an Australian painter who creates work with as much intellectual rigour as Tom Polo.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Tom Polo

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Intrinsic to Nyapanyapa Yunupingu’s practice is her innovative media and highly individual painterly expression that she describes as ‘mayilimiriw’ – meaningless.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Centrifugal Force: The Biennale of Sydney

As an Asian in Australia I have always been aware of the fissures and cracks in the colonial project of White Australia.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on Centrifugal Force: The Biennale of Sydney

Art For The Next 50 Years

Writing after the death of Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol declared that ‘people will be discussing new beauty in Beuys as long as there are people.

Posted in Essays | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Art For The Next 50 Years

Callum Morton

‘View from a Bridge’ at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is Callum Morton’s first show in Sydney in eight years. 

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , | Comments Off on Callum Morton

Warwick Thornton

The affinity that Indigenous people feel for the land is integral to Warwick Thornton’s art through both his cinematic work and his photography.

Posted in Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Warwick Thornton

Sam Field

Sam Field’s paintings humbly tackle the complex puzzle of Australian cultural identity, traversing history, landscapes, folklore, popular culture and politics. 

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on Sam Field

Tonee Messiah

In Tonee Messiah’s new work, familiar movements and spatial relationships have been reanalysed by the unexpected confines of her home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on Tonee Messiah

Robyn Sweaney

In Issue 42, Robyn Sweaney spoke about her artistic journey from the interior realm of the still life to nostalgic suburban streetscapes.

Posted in Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Robyn Sweaney

Cutler Footway

In Issue 46, Artist Profile travelled to Bruce James’ home and studio in Ayr, North Queensland, as the artist prepared for his first solo exhibition.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Cutler Footway

Amrita Hepi

First Nations choreographer and dancer Amrita Hepi writes about her life and practice, in her own words.

Posted in Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Amrita Hepi

Paul Uhlmann

Spirals of smoke eddy voluptuously through the dense black fields of Paul Uhlmann’s recent canvases.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on Paul Uhlmann

Out of the Ashes

An exhibition spotlighting the ongoing hardships experienced by many South Coast artists following the recent bushfires.

Posted in Exhibitions | Comments Off on Out of the Ashes

Alice Wormald

The hybrid worlds of Alice Wormald propose a new kind of opticality

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Alice Wormald

Joseph Beuys Cafe

Joseph Beuys Cafe is a small Melbourne gallery established by collector Ian George, showcasing his extensive collection of works by Joseph Beuys.

Posted in Essays, Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on Joseph Beuys Cafe

Colin Pennock

In Issue 45, Kevin Wilson visited Colin Pennock in his Noosa Hinterland studio to chat about the artist’s incredible journey thus far.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged , | Comments Off on Colin Pennock

Lisa Reihana

Lisa Reihana draws from her own Maori culture to bring Maori histories to life, extending breath into contemporary and recent narratives.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged | Comments Off on Lisa Reihana

David Noonan

David Noonan’s exhibition ‘Stagecraft’ at Art Gallery of Ballarat is evocative of personal and collective memories.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged | Comments Off on David Noonan

High Wire: Lloyd Jones & Euan Macleod

What kind of book might an artist and a writer create together, given free reign?

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , | Comments Off on High Wire: Lloyd Jones & Euan Macleod

Dale Frank

Dale Frank’s work from the early 1970s to now appears to be without a beginning or an end, constantly evolving from one work to the next.

Posted in Exhibitions, Profiles | Tagged , | Comments Off on Dale Frank
  • SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER