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Mary-Lou Divilli,_Bilbijy, 2019, photographic print. Image courtesy of the artist and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts  copy 2 A portrait photograph of a First Nations man. His face is lit by a projection of a traditional painting, perhaps of a boomerang, depicted in yellow, white and red ochre dots. Unearthing the state’s storytellers
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Unearthing the state’s storytellers

28 May 2021

As the name suggests ‘The Alternative Archive’ is an exhibition that breathes life into the concept of archives, discovers Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
Photo: Danielle Fusco A close-up of Transperth bus seats. On one rests a painted packet of chewing gum. Food for thought in the everyday
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Food for thought in the everyday

16 April 2021

Two local artists give viewers plenty to chew on in their explorations of ordinary objects and materials, discovers Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
Elizabeth Kelly glass - Thursday, 15 December 2016 Elizabeth Kelly's 'Remanoir III is made of white plastic bottles, clustered into a crystalline formation. Sustainable artworks yield poignant results
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Sustainable artworks yield poignant results

15 March 2021

In keeping with the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra, ‘on REvolution’ is an exhibition that embraces the concept of upcycling, in ways that Jaimi Wright finds both joyful and thought-provoking.

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
TuinnaBlackie_TheBoab_SxSCottesloe2021_RichardWatson An image of Tuinna Blackie's 'The Boab' at Cottesloe Beach, a shiny silver scupltute of a boab tree, situated on the beach, looking out to the sea. A woman stands to one side, looking at the tree. The sky is cloudy and tinged with pink. Will people power Sculpture by the Sea?
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Will people power Sculpture by the Sea?

5 March 2021

Sculpture by the Sea is back at Cottesloe after COVID-19 forced its early exit in 2020 – and organisers vow to stand their ground despite the shifting sands of funding uncertainty, discovers Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
Maxxi Minaxi May, The light crystals, detail, 2021, FSC wood and plastic rulers, glue, 33 x 11 x 198cm. Photography by Rebecca Mansell An image coloured transparent measuring tools, such as protractors, set squares and rulers, set in a frame made of wooden rulers. Light is passing through the plastic items to cast coloured shadows. The nuts and bolts of showing art
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The nuts and bolts of showing art

24 February 2021

Installing an exhibition is an artform in itself, Jaimi Wright finds out at the Perth Festival show, ‘A Forest of Hooks and Nails’.

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Amongst the first responses to Colour Warp, 2021
Photograph by Katharyn Quinn ©2021 Let’s do the mind-warp… in colour
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Let’s do the mind-warp… in colour

28 January 2021

Colours and sound combine to create the immersive experience of Colour Warp, though there’s potential to take it even further, observes Jaimi Wright.

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Pure human magic
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Pure human magic

19 November 2020

The Lester Prize’s 2020 exhibition enchants with its mix of accessibility, inclusivity and celebration of community identity, says Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
Oliver-Max Taylor, ‘Bust’, 2020, ceramic; ‘Body #1’ ‘Body #2’ & ‘Body #3’, 2020, photograph. Image courtesy of Mayma Awaida. Cool Change delivers a breath of fresh air
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Cool Change delivers a breath of fresh air

10 September 2020

Cool Change Contemporary has re-opened with an exhibition series that provides a moment for reflection and refreshment, observes Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art
Michelle Vine, Affirmation Tub, 2018 A woman lies in a fur lined bath tub. She is wearing headphone. Permission for self-care
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Permission for self-care

21 July 2020

PICA’s annual “Hatched: National Graduate Show” takes a turn towards compassion this year, discovers Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
Susan Roux, Acid Migration, 2020, ink, carbon, thread and polished steel on archival photographic print, 150 x 270 x 50cm (1) Susan Roux's 'Acid Migration'. The work is highly textured, almost rocky, with a black 'ground' and white 'sky'. Between order and chaos
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Between order and chaos

9 June 2020

The exhibitions of West Australian artists Susan Roux and Paul Uhlmann both complement and call out to one another, observes Jaimi Wright, in shades of grey that feel appropriate for these uncertain times.

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio