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A snapshot of the new normal
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A snapshot of the new normal

15 July 2020

STALA CONTEMPORARY’s collection of artistic responses to pandemic-induced isolation is a must-see, writes Belinda Hermawan; not just a snapshot but a call to persevere.

Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
The meaning of home
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The meaning of home

3 March 2020

Belinda Hermawan looks at two powerful art exhibitions at the John Curtin Gallery that investigate the structure and meanings of home.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Catherine Nelson's Mission I (detail) is among the many works in Light Years at FLUX Gallery. Photography in a new light
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Photography in a new light

22 July 2019

Review: Michael Reid (curator), ‘Light Years’/Sandra Murray (curator), ‘Abstracted’ · Perth Centre for Photography, FLUX Gallery · Review by Belinda Hermawan · When I visited the Perth Centre…

Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art
Crystallines by Sean Adamas columns of light, with fragmented, stained-glass window like walls Glow in the park
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Glow in the park

17 April 2019

Review: ARTTRA Light Festival · Claremont Park, 5-7 April · By Belinda Hermawan · Returning for its second year, the ARTTRA Light Festival showcased 16 original…

Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art
Photo: Taryn Hays A wall of crocheted corals A fragile wonderland
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A fragile wonderland

5 April 2019

Review: Mulyana, “A Man, A Monster & the Sea” · FORM Claremont, Goods Shed · Review by Belinda Hermawan · In his first Western Australian residency,…

Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art
Photo: Rebecca Mansell. A brightly coloured sculptural depiction of a deity. Two transporting experiences
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Two transporting experiences

7 March 2019

Perth Festival review: David Noonan, “A Dark and Quiet Place”; Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So, “Idols” · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Belinda Hermawan…

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
James Doohan & Bianca Sharkey, Ascension, 2018, single channel video, 11:50. A photo of two people climbing a sand dune. Their body outlines are filled with pink geometric shapes. At surface level
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At surface level

6 December 2018

Review: Rebecca McCauley & Aaron Claringbold, ‘Speaking to the Surface of Lake’; Matt Aitkin and Mei Swan Lim, ‘Land Sale’; Tessa Rex, ‘Sequestered’; James Doohan &…

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
KelseyAsheGiambazi_Moon_Over_IndianOcean_Mixed-Media_Digital-Print_Acrylic_Pencil_Photo-KelseyAsheGiambazi landscape of eagle and building A haunting take on WA’s past
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A haunting take on WA’s past

13 September 2018

Review: Various artists, “Dark Swan – Contemporary Tales of the Gothic Antipodes” · PS Art Space Fremantle, 7 September · Review by Belinda Hermawan · On…

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
many photographs of faces Channels of communication
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Channels of communication

23 August 2018

Review: Khaled Sabsabi, “A Self Portrait” and Amalia Pica, “please open hurry” · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art · Review by Belinda Hermawan · Showing concurrently…

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio