The Polyphonic Sea

Curated by Sophie O’Brien, Head of Curatorial and Learning at Bundanon Art Museum, The Polyphonic Sea seeks to “explore the wealth of languages around us, from speech and writing, gesture and music, to the ongoing flow of communications from the natural environment.”

Julie Blyfield | flowers of the sea

There is a rhythmic tap, tap, tap emanating from Julie Blyfield’s studio in Maylands, Tarntanya (Adelaide) that sounds in concert with the birds of the surrounding garden. It is in this space and its orbit that the artist undertakes a daily vigil: being with, caring for and then recreating nature in her own vision. A

Sam Mountford

A classical ballet dancer of 10 years, an avid journaler from a young age and always obsessive documenter, Mountford is attuned to the way architectural considerations direct bodies through a space.

Inneke Taal

The works of Inneke Taal interweave moving image, sound and the poetic line to consider subtle embodied experiences and spatial relationships.

Lauren Burrow

Class of 2023 Samstag Scholarship Lauren Burrow investigates the histories of materials and narratives of resistance.

Biennale of Sydney

The opening of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney coincided with what politicians and news outlets termed a “rain bomb”. Across the country’s east coast, unprecedented torrential downpours saw rivers swell, dams bulge and entire towns left underwater. It was, in fact, the release of an “atmospheric river” that had formed in the skies over Meanjin/Brisbane

Rachel Rose
Digital Alchemy

“I always have profound doubts about making art. I wish I didn’t, and I envy friends that don’t.”

Feature | Loie Hollowell

“What’s most exciting about Loie is that she continually uses her embodied experience to reinvent abstraction in her own language. She manages to engender a type of bodily relation to the paintings. Upon viewing, we are attached to the paintings through an umbilical cord.” – Elizabeth Buhe

David Ryrie: Otherwise Arbitrary Moments

Ryrie’s work begins with an everyday attentiveness to the world, the long watch of ostensibly static scenes as they unfold and the almost monastic return to the same spot to wait again and again.

Object: Kirsten Coelho, Ithaca

Kirsten Coelho’s ceramic practice offers a meditation on histories past and present.

Sculpting Desire:
Genesis Belanger

“I think art is a lot like tunnelling out of prison with a teaspoon,” says Genesis Belanger. Though the artist works primarily in clay, concrete and stoneware, the tools of her cultural ‘dig’, so to speak, extend far beyond the simple teaspoon.

A brief history of the Western Desert Art Movement until now

Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, 240km northwest of Alice Springs, Papunya is remote to any urban centre but has long been occupied for its proximity to a major Tjala Tjukurpa site. It has also, more recently, been sanctified as the birthplace of the Western Desert Art Movement.

No Patience For Monuments
Perrotin, Seoul

Presented at Perrotin’s Korean outpost in Seoul, “No Patience for Monuments” united “artists whose works push against a patriarchal, historical narrative and begin to offer a new way forward.”

Expanding History
Kerry James Marshall

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Kerry James Marshall is one of, or perhaps the most, significant voices of his generation.” said Tamsen Greene, Director of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

How to Make an Art Star.
The Rise of Allison Zuckerman

Belonging to the first generation of artists who grew up with the internet, Zuckerman delights in bringing the ‘low’ of internet culture to the ‘high’ of Renaissance painting.

Sydney Contemporary, 2019

In 2018, 29,000 visitors spent a total of $21 million on art – the highest short-term concentration of art sales in Australia annually. It’s no wonder then, it draws the best and brightest galleries from across the country and abroad.

For The Diary
Kevin Chin & Ed Bats

A preview of Kevin Chin: Structural Equality at Martin Browne Contemporary and Ed Bats’ eponymous solo at Gallery 9, Sydney.

The Solar Way
Samuel Quinteros

Upon viewing The Solar Way one may be overcome by an uncanny sense of emerging and becoming—a sustained mood of transcendence.

An Interview with Richard Lewer

An interview with Richard Lewer ahead of his presentation with Sullivan+Strumpf at Auckland Art Fair, May 2018.

Encounters Preview
Art Basel Hong Kong

For her fourth year curating the Encounters program at Art Basel Hong Kong, Alexie Glass-Kantor focuses on “inviting the audience to make contact with objects, artists and ideas.”

New Destinations
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Eschewing the area’s name, which literally translates to ‘Yellow Bamboo Ditch’ in Cantonese, this industrial neighbourhood has caught the attention of savvy contemporary art collectors and gallerists.

A Decade in the Art World

Presenting three Australian galleries who have recently celebrated 10 years since they first opened.

New Currents
Jason Phu

Amused at how the length of his whimsical artwork titles has become problematic for curators, Phu admits that the habit will only intensify given that the act of storytelling is inextricably linked to his practice.

New Currents
Adri Valery Wens

Jakarta-born, Sydney-based photographer Adri Valery Wens explores his personal negotiation of these social dynamics through striking self-portraits.

An Interview with Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

In 2015, I spoke to Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran about the transformative power of clay, and how, by using the medium, he distorts and yokes Hindu mythology with contemporary narratives of sexuality to create multiple cross-cultural dialogues.  

New Currents
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, a Sri Lankan-born, Sydney-based sculptor, uses clay to produce corporeal sculptures that engage with contemporary discourses on gender, sexuality and religion.

First, Then & After
Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

“The moon is still the luna. The night sky is still the nightfall. The star chart is also a map,” reads a plaque adjacent to Luke Ching’s compelling, two-meter-high diptych…

Hong Hao: Reflection
Pace Gallery, Hong Kong

Though Hong Hao works across a wide spectrum of mediums—photography, print, collage and installation, his debut solo show at Hong Kong’s Pace Gallery focuses exclusively on his paintings.

Precarious Practice,
Koki Tanaka

Given that Koki Tanaka rejects the idea of traveling exhibitions that are not adaptive or “site-specific,” the book Precarious Practice is the closest we will get to an unchanging, itinerant show of his works.


New fiction for literary magazine, Voiceworks.