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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
Rory Charles, Saltwater Country Kalumburu, 2021, paint pen on black paper, 61 x 81cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Rory Charles, Saltwater Country Kalumburu, 2021, paint pen on black paper, 61 x 81cm. Image courtesy of the artist. A triumph of scope
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A triumph of scope

15 April 2021

Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual ‘Revealed’ exhibition of works by new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists is an exciting and engaging collection, writes Belinda Hermawan.

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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
We Built This City (on ground up oyster
shells)
oyster shells, brass, lead, steel, interactive
audio component, 270 x 290 x 4 cm
Composer: Stuart James
Structure fabrication: Neil Aldum
Studio assistants: Tanya Lee, Kate Driver,
Jennifer Jamieson, Jessica Wyld, Annabel
Dixon An aquatic adventure
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An aquatic adventure

8 December 2020

In ‘Alluvial Gold’, artist Erin Coates plunges us into the little known
depths of one of Perth’s best-known landmarks, writes Belinda Hermawan.

Reading time • 7 minutesPerth Festival
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.

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio