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  • In the foreground are two sculptures. One is a monstrous head that sprouts out of the top of a bright green car. It has long skinny limb-like appendages, a bit like a child might draw, and a worried expression on its face. The other sculpture is a giant open mouth, attached to a human-like body. The mouth a torso are painted red, the legs and inside of the mouth are painted blue. Strings hang off the mouth like teeth. Refreshing insights found close to home
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    Refreshing insights found close to home

    14 July 2021

    From the footy field to the backyard, Cool Change Contemporary’s four thought-provoking July exhibitions explore local experiences, discovers Belinda Hermawan.

    Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
  • Jade O'Sullivan & Olive, 'Kaartijin'; 'Land Bridge', framed acrylic on canvas, 950 mm x 950 mm each. Image courtesy of Mayma Awaida. A close up of a detail of Jade O'Sullivan & Olive's 'Kaartijin'. In the background is 'Land Bridge' by the same artists. Both pictures are acrylic paint on canvas, brightly, even garishly coloured. The foregrounded image is an abstract picture of a First Nations woman. Her body is adorned with colourful discs with geometric patterns on them. Next to her is the face of another person, with a face painted in multiple colours. Local artists enjoy the spotlight
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    Local artists enjoy the spotlight

    25 February 2021

    Thanks to the pandemic, a broader range of local artists have been given the opportunity to present work at Perth Festival this year, resulting in two interesting and challenging exhibitions, writes Craig McKeough.

    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Three large men flex their muscles. The image is a negative and the figures are in darkness. They look like they're dancing. and each figure is tinted, one yellow, one blue and one red. Feast of art feeds local appetites
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    Feast of art feeds local appetites

    10 December 2020

    It’s time to dump cultural cringe. This year’s visual arts program at Perth Festival is both bigger than before and almost 100% local. It’s exciting and a chance for everyone to put a little more art into their lives. Ara Jansen reports.

    Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
  • Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020
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    Cream of the crop 2020

    9 December 2020

    It feels more important than ever to celebrate the arts in 2020. And so, in spite of the challenges faced by the arts community this year, we are thrilled to bring you Seesaw’s annual ‘Cream of the Crop’ round-up, in which we ask our writers to reflect on the year that was and the year to come.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • Oliver-Max Taylor, ‘Bust’, 2020, ceramic; ‘Body #1’ ‘Body #2’ & ‘Body #3’, 2020, photograph. Image courtesy of Mayma Awaida. Cool Change delivers a breath of fresh air
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    Cool Change delivers a breath of fresh air

    10 September 2020

    Cool Change Contemporary has re-opened with an exhibition series that provides a moment for reflection and refreshment, observes Jaimi Wright.

    Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art
  • Tami Xiang's Peasantograpy: Lucky 88 at Cool Change Contemporary. Portraits of place and ‘progress’
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    Portraits of place and ‘progress’

    12 August 2019

    Review: Tami Xiang, Esther McDowell/Yabini Kickett, Tom Freeman, Lisa Liebetrau, ‘August exhibitions’ · Cool Change Contemporary · Review by Stephen Bevis · The Bon Marché Arcade Building on…

    Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
  • Photo: Stefan Gosatti A man and a woman with a microphone Cream of the crop, 2018
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    Cream of the crop, 2018

    20 December 2018

    What were Seesaw writers’ favourite shows this year? What were the highlights and lowlights for the arts in WA? And which artists will our contributors be…

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  • Cool Change Contemporary team Cool Change Contemporary team A break in the weather
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    A break in the weather

    26 July 2018

    There’s a new ARI* on the block in the Perth CBD. Situated in the Bon Marche Arcade building on Barrack Street, the whimsically named Cool Change…

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