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Colin Smith, Bloodletting, 2020, painted false walls (MDF, timber), oil paintings (oil on ply board), air-dry clay, enamel paint, gold foil alphabet stickers, gold foil contact sheeting, hip chair, muslin, metal curtain rods, fake tree, chairs, water cooling dispenser, clock, scrap paper bin, installation dimensions vary. Photograph: Bo Wong.  A 20 year wait for a queer take
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A 20 year wait for a queer take

21 October 2020

Focusing on the perspectives of queer West Australian artists, this year’s ‘HERE&NOW’ exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is both stylish and thought-provoking says Jenny Scott.

Reading time • 5 minutesVisual Art
Djuki Mala An exuberant return
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An exuberant return

7 October 2020

As Djuki Mala returned to tour WA this month we are re-posting Jenny Scott’s review of their 2018 performance at Fringe World.

Reading time • 5 minutesFringe World Festival
Giving new meaning to DIY
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Giving new meaning to DIY

26 May 2020

Looking for a post-lockdown dose of art? With its focus on the ways we occupy our living spaces, Mark Parfitt’s playful exhibition ‘Overhouse’ feels apt, writes Jenny Scott.

Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art
Exploring alienation in suburbia
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Exploring alienation in suburbia

4 March 2020

Jenny Scott says watching the strange ‘machinima’ film, Hudson Valley Ruins is compelling at times, and unsettling at others.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Rhythms of life
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Rhythms of life

3 March 2020

Jenny Scott finds much to contemplate in the three video works by Tina Havelock Stevens that make up ‘Thunderhead’.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Circus takes the twist
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Circus takes the twist

3 February 2020

While YUCK Circus falls short of delivering a feminist manifesto, it still has a subversive edge and is lots of fun, Jenny Scott finds.

Reading time • 3 minutesCircus
Photo: David Cox Young girl wearing boxing gloves, punching with joy. Brave and heartfelt
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Brave and heartfelt

21 January 2020

Surveying the ways in which young people are navigating the world today, WAYTCo’s ‘Body Rights’ is guaranteed to sell out, writes Jenny Scott.

Reading time • 5 minutesFringe World Festival
A project for the climate crisis
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A project for the climate crisis

22 November 2019

Sete Tele and Lisa Hirmer, ‘Drinking Water’ · Moores Building · Review by Jenny Scott · “Drinking Water”, a project by Australian dance artist Sete Tele…

Reading time • 2 minutesVisual Art
Photo: Duncan Wright Image from Western Currents A gothic approach to our coast
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A gothic approach to our coast

14 November 2019

Ron Nyisztor (curator), ‘Western Current’ · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Jenny Scott · A compact show exploring Western Australia’s coast as the borderline before…

Reading time • 2 minutesVisual Art
created by dji camera A dreamy exploration of emotion and the ocean
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A dreamy exploration of emotion and the ocean

12 November 2019

Penny Coss, ‘The Twist of the Sea’ · Moores Building · Review by Jenny Scott · Commissioned for “UNDERCURRENT 19”, the second edition of the Fremantle…

Reading time • 2 minutesVisual Art

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio