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  • Olga Cironis, Echo, 2021, still from single-channel digital video with sound, duration 3:55 min, ed. 1/5, courtesy the artist and Art Collective WA. This project has been made possible with the support of the Minderoo Foundation. A young woman stands in a desert setting, framed by a blue sky. She wears a dress with puffed sleeves and a full skirt, made of camouflage fabric. She also wears a string of pearls. She gazes beyond the camera. The disruption and solace of Olga Cironis
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    The disruption and solace of Olga Cironis

    14 April 2021

    Woven together with various threads, including human hair, ‘Dislocation’ is an appropriate title for a survey of the works of local artist Olga Cironis, discovers Miranda Johnson.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • TextaQueen, Me (Arlene TextaQueen), 2001, fibre tipped pen on cotton paper, 100 x 70 cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. The collection includes work by women and non-binary artists. © the artist. A detail from a picture of a woman of colour with flaming red hair, against a background of textas. The work is drawn in texta and has been cropped so that it is a head and shoulder shot. Paper Cut draws blood
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    Paper Cut draws blood

    17 March 2021

    Against the backdrop of rallies for an end to violence against women, the agitation for change in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s ‘Paper Cut’ is at once historical and timely, finds Belinda Hermawan.

    Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
  • 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
  • A lady smiles at the computer, alongside is another image of a computer screen during a zoom call Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove
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    Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove

    13 November 2020

    Australia’s largest collection of women’s art is now available online. In the second podcast from the winter season of the Seesaw Lounge, curator Lee Kinsella takes us through some of her favourite works.

    Reading time • 3 minutesVisual Art
  • Colin Smith, Bloodletting, 2020, painted false walls (MDF, timber), oil paintings (oil on ply board), air-dry clay, enamel paint, gold foil alphabet stickers, gold foil contact sheeting, hip chair, muslin, metal curtain rods, fake tree, chairs, water cooling dispenser, clock, scrap paper bin, installation dimensions vary. Photograph: Bo Wong.  A 20 year wait for a queer take
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    A 20 year wait for a queer take

    21 October 2020

    Focusing on the perspectives of queer West Australian artists, this year’s ‘HERE&NOW’ exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is both stylish and thought-provoking says Jenny Scott.

    Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
  • Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
  • a photo of a brightly gallery, seen from someone's computer Green shoots and silver linings
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    Green shoots and silver linings

    1 April 2020

    David Zampatti offers this week’s virtual arts guide, with some tantalising local and international offers.

    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Cream of the crop 2019
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    Cream of the crop 2019

    13 December 2019

    Which shows were Seesaw writers’ favourites this year? What were the highlights and lowlights for the arts in WA? And which artists will our contributors be looking out for in 2020? As 2019 draws to a close, Seesaw writers reflect on the year that was and the year that will be.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
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