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Tracks We Share Contemporary Art of the Pilbara Exhibition, Ngundamurri (detail) by Juluwarlu Art Group.jpg A group of sticks, some topped with stylised masks, and all decorated with puffs of what look like dried flowers stands in front of a screen, on which is projected a view of the sky. There are silhouettes of trees and people; it looks like it's been captured between frames and the people look a little ghostly. Walking through Country together
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Walking through Country together

1 June 2022

“Tracks We Share” takes the viewer on a breathtaking journey through stories of the First Peoples of the Pilbara, discovers Craig McKeough.

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Bridget Walter, Iona Presentation College, W.A.S. Kohlbardi - Sheep Farm 202, oil and synthetic polymer paint, fleece and processed wool on a synthetic wool bale, 90 x 80 x 60 cm. Photo: Bo Wong A view of Bridget Walker's work 'W.A.S. Kohlbardi - Sheep Farm 202' for The West Australian Pulse 2022. The work is a bale of wool, onto which is screen printed a picture of two farmers and an abstract design. Young artists challenge the cynics
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Young artists challenge the cynics

4 May 2022

AGWA’s annual showcase of Year 12 art takes the pulse of a switched-on generation ready to make their mark on the world, writes Craig McKeough.

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A landscape with a cloudy sky and green hills in the background and an abstract red pattern in the foreground River of dreams, river of life
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River of dreams, river of life

4 April 2022

Nada Murphy’s solo exhibition is a thoughtful examination of connections to water and country, and a pertinent statement for the times, writes Craig McKeough.

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Tony Jones, Porthole 1,2 ,4, 2021, photo Laetitia Wilson Three models of boats from Tony Jones' Flying Circus exhibition, mounted on a wall from Tony Jones' 'Flying Circus' exhibition. ‘Flying Circus’ – a love letter to the Swan
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‘Flying Circus’ – a love letter to the Swan

29 March 2022

Anyone who grew up around Perth and its waterways will find Tony Jones’s new exhibition appealing, says Craig McKeough, but you don’t have to be a boatie to appreciate this show.

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Merrick Belyea, Brigadoon, oil on board, 5 panels. Each panel 122.5 x 91.5cm, image courtesy of artist.  Three abstract works, painted in rich earthy tones. A well-deserved win for Belyea
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A well-deserved win for Belyea

1 December 2021

In an impressive field, it’s the confidence of experience that distinguishes Merrick Belyea’s work, writes Craig McKeough.

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Leith Alexander, 'Gold Chain, Soft Curls', 2020, Hahnemühle FineArt, 58 x 83 cm, $670, Framed, Edition 1 of 10 A young man holds the leg of a sheep, presumably to shear it. He is the focus of the picture, the sheep is out of focus. He sports a golden, curly mullet, with the top and sides shaved. He wears a gold chain around his neck and a singlet that is hot pink and black. Photos capture this extraordinary moment in time
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Photos capture this extraordinary moment in time

7 October 2021

In spite of leaning towards tradition in some respects, the IRIS Award 2021 makes for a compelling survey of contemporary photography in Australia and beyond, Craig McKeogh finds.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio