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Marcus Beilby, Portrait of the artist as a young man, 1978, acrylic paint on canvas, 51.5 x 71.5cm. no. 7 Marcus Beilby's 'Portrait of the artist as a young man' shows the artist in profile, his face covered in a mask of alfoil. A panacea for our times
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A panacea for our times

26 August 2020

Curated by André Lipscombe and Ric Spencer, ‘Panacea’ is an exhibition that offers the solace we all need right now, observes Craig McKeough.

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Rising from the ashes
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Rising from the ashes

28 July 2020

Amidst the fallout of the pandemic shutdowns, two new art galleries are shaking up traditional ways of exhibiting art. Craig McKeough investigates.

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Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom, 2020. Installation view at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). Photo: Bo Wong.  Out of mind’s reach
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Out of mind’s reach

14 February 2020

Craig McKeough finds it hard to leave the stunning, imagined world of Perth Festival’s ‘Chalkroom’.

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A shift in consciousness
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A shift in consciousness

12 February 2020

The virtual reality experience of ‘Awavena’ allows Craig McKeough to watch, transfixed, a revolution in the rainforest.

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A photo of artworks in the
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Telling stories by hand

7 February 2020

The works of the Holmes à Court Gallery’s ‘Fibre’ exhibition each carry traces of their makers, discovers Craig McKeough.

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Hi-tech and Insta-ready
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Hi-tech and Insta-ready

24 January 2020

Swept up in the sensory overload of Sirqus Alfon’s I Am Somebody, Craig McKeough finds it a life-affirming experience.

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Tony Bonani Miyambo puts on a powerfully physical performance as Red Peter in Kafka's Ape. Caught between worlds
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Caught between worlds

21 January 2020

Tony Bonani Miyambo gives a masterful physical performance in the gut-wrenching work that is Kafka’s Ape, writes Craig McKeough.

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Jenny Watson
Horse series painting no. 9: with yellow rug 1974
oil, synthetic polymer paint and lead pencil on canvas
177.4 x 243.9 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1988
 Jenny Watson Horse series painting no. 9: with yellow rug 1974 oil, synthetic polymer paint and lead pencil on canvas 177.4 x 243.9 cm State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 1988 Partying with colour and nostalgia
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Partying with colour and nostalgia

12 December 2019

Robert Cook (curator), ‘Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete’; ‘That Seventies Feeling … the Late Modern’ ·
Art Gallery of WA ·
Review by Craig McKeough ·

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio