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  • Grace Ware, Find a place to sit, 2020. Image courtesy Five images of artist Grace Ware, posing with an inflatable fluorsecent yellow life-jacket type object. She is dressed in black and wears a black face mask. Nurturing passion, hatching fire
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    Nurturing passion, hatching fire

    13 May 2021

    The 24 graduate artists showcased in this year’s “Hatched” exhibition have created a powerful and pensive testimonial to their generation, writes Patrick Gunasekera.

    Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
  • Shanti Gelmi, Absent Presence, 2020, Photographed by Eva Fernandez A detail from Shanti Gelmi's 'Absent/Presence'. Two large rock like shapes sit on a hot pink background. They are black, and debased with a pink pattern comprised of chains of zig-zags, that appear to be knitted together. Out of the shadows
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    Out of the shadows

    4 May 2021

    For many years Perth-born artist Shanti Gelmi chose to deny the significance of her Indian heritage, a defensive response to the racism she encountered as a child. Recognising that her cultural heritage shaped her nonetheless, she now wonders what other unquestioned or unseen influences leave their stamp on us.

    Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
  • A close up shot of Hannah Foley that focuses on her mouth, which is slightly open as though she is breathing in. Her nose and eyes are out of the frame, highlighting the focus on the mouth. The art of breathing
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    The art of breathing

    28 April 2021

    Drawing on her training in music and dance, artist Hannah Foley has created a performance work that turns breathing into an artform. Ahead of the work’s appearance in PICA’s annual “Hatched: National Graduate Show”, Nina Levy spoke to Foley to find out more.

    Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
  • YEDI / SONGS from Patrick William Carter, 2021, installation at PICA. Image by Cole Baxter An image from a video installation by Patrick William Carter, with three panels. All three panels show an abstract pattern painted in green on a pink background. The middle panel shows a First Nations man playing a guitar. Dancing his drawings to life
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    Dancing his drawings to life

    4 March 2021

    Disciplines collide in ‘YEDI / SONGS from Patrick William Carter’ to create a joyful retrospective of the artist’s work, reports Michelle White.

    Reading time • 3 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
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  • A woman wearing a clown nose, dancing with a shadow Finding light in melancholy
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    Finding light in melancholy

    30 September 2020

    Seesaw’s junior reviewers enjoy the shades of sadness in Valentine, feelings echoed by Claire Trolio’s review of the same show at the 2018 AWESOME Festival.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
  • Against a background of bright primary colours and black and white geometrical shapes, two figures stand draped in all manner of colourful garments and objects. Technicolour courage
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    Technicolour courage

    20 August 2020

    What can be found in the extravagantly coloured and textured world of xhe (online)? Patrick Gunasekera tuned into Zoom to find out.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
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