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LAUREN BLISS | The Cinematic Body in View of the Antipodes: Philip Brophy’s Body Melt as the bad copy

Philip Brophy’s Body Melt, made in 1993, is a distinctly antipodean film: it not only copies scenes from classic horror movies such as The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Alien (1979), The Thing (1982) and Scanners (1981), it also copies the

LAUREN BLISS | The Cinematic Body in View of the Antipodes: Philip Brophy’s Body Melt as the bad copy

Philip Brophy’s Body Melt, made in 1993, is a distinctly antipodean film: it not only copies scenes from classic horror movies such as The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Alien (1979), The Thing (1982) and Scanners (1981), it also copies the

VERONICA BREMER & ANNE-MARIE VAN DE VEN | The Bauhaus Link in the Life and Work of Émigré Artist Gerard Herbst

The German-born artist Gerard Herbst (1911-2011) arrived in Australia in 1939 with practically nothing. He would go on to transform a multitude of artistic fields such as typography, poster design, window displays, art education, film, theatre, photography, and textile design.

VERONICA BREMER & ANNE-MARIE VAN DE VEN | The Bauhaus Link in the Life and Work of Émigré Artist Gerard Herbst

The German-born artist Gerard Herbst (1911-2011) arrived in Australia in 1939 with practically nothing. He would go on to transform a multitude of artistic fields such as typography, poster design, window displays, art education, film, theatre, photography, and textile design.

JASON GIBSON AND JOHN KEAN | ‘New Possum Found!’ Photographic Influences on Anmatyerr Art

Despite extensive and at times contested retellings of the origins of Papunya Tula painting, few authors have identified the extent to which intercultural influences affected the work of the founding artists, preferring instead to interpret the emergence of contemporary Aboriginal

JASON GIBSON AND JOHN KEAN | ‘New Possum Found!’ Photographic Influences on Anmatyerr Art

Despite extensive and at times contested retellings of the origins of Papunya Tula painting, few authors have identified the extent to which intercultural influences affected the work of the founding artists, preferring instead to interpret the emergence of contemporary Aboriginal

WES HILL | Hipster Aesthetics: Creatives with no alternative

What is a hipster, and why has this cultural trope become so resonant of a particular mode of artistic and connoisseurial expression in recent times? Evolving from its beatnik origins, the stereotypical hipster today is likely to be a globally

WES HILL | Hipster Aesthetics: Creatives with no alternative

What is a hipster, and why has this cultural trope become so resonant of a particular mode of artistic and connoisseurial expression in recent times? Evolving from its beatnik origins, the stereotypical hipster today is likely to be a globally

NIGEL LENDON | Relational Agency: Rethinking The Aboriginal Memorial

Twenty-two years after its first exhibition at the 1988 Biennale of Sydney, and following numerous subsequent iterations, in 2010 The Aboriginal Memorial was re-designed and installed in the foyer of the National Gallery of Australia. This essay seeks to reinterpret

NIGEL LENDON | Relational Agency: Rethinking The Aboriginal Memorial

Twenty-two years after its first exhibition at the 1988 Biennale of Sydney, and following numerous subsequent iterations, in 2010 The Aboriginal Memorial was re-designed and installed in the foyer of the National Gallery of Australia. This essay seeks to reinterpret

REX BUTLER & A.D.S. DONALDSON | War and Peace: 200 Years of Australian-German Artistic Relations

An overview of Australian-German Artistic Relations over the past two hundred years. The guns were barely silent on the Western Front when on 23 November 1918 Belgian-born Henri Verbrugghen took to the stage of the recently established NSW Conservatorium and softly

REX BUTLER & A.D.S. DONALDSON | War and Peace: 200 Years of Australian-German Artistic Relations

An overview of Australian-German Artistic Relations over the past two hundred years. The guns were barely silent on the Western Front when on 23 November 1918 Belgian-born Henri Verbrugghen took to the stage of the recently established NSW Conservatorium and softly

TOBY JULIFF & TRAVIS COX | The Post-display Condition of Contemporary Computer Art

Recent exhibition attempts to recuperate and revise Conceptual Art — ‘Open Systems’ (2005), ‘Invisible: Art About the Unseen’ (2012) — have brought to the fore wider discursive concerns regarding coding, interfaces and artistic intentionality. Taking its lead from Rosalind Krauss’

TOBY JULIFF & TRAVIS COX | The Post-display Condition of Contemporary Computer Art

Recent exhibition attempts to recuperate and revise Conceptual Art — ‘Open Systems’ (2005), ‘Invisible: Art About the Unseen’ (2012) — have brought to the fore wider discursive concerns regarding coding, interfaces and artistic intentionality. Taking its lead from Rosalind Krauss’