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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.

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Jade O'Sullivan & Olive, 'Kaartijin'; 'Land Bridge', framed acrylic on canvas, 950 mm x 950 mm each. Image courtesy of Mayma Awaida. A close up of a detail of Jade O'Sullivan & Olive's 'Kaartijin'. In the background is 'Land Bridge' by the same artists. Both pictures are acrylic paint on canvas, brightly, even garishly coloured. The foregrounded image is an abstract picture of a First Nations woman. Her body is adorned with colourful discs with geometric patterns on them. Next to her is the face of another person, with a face painted in multiple colours. Local artists enjoy the spotlight
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Local artists enjoy the spotlight

25 February 2021

Thanks to the pandemic, a broader range of local artists have been given the opportunity to present work at Perth Festival this year, resulting in two interesting and challenging exhibitions, writes Craig McKeough.

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Three large men flex their muscles. The image is a negative and the figures are in darkness. They look like they're dancing. and each figure is tinted, one yellow, one blue and one red. Feast of art feeds local appetites
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Feast of art feeds local appetites

10 December 2020

It’s time to dump cultural cringe. This year’s visual arts program at Perth Festival is both bigger than before and almost 100% local. It’s exciting and a chance for everyone to put a little more art into their lives. Ara Jansen reports.

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Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020
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Cream of the crop 2020

9 December 2020

It feels more important than ever to celebrate the arts in 2020. And so, in spite of the challenges faced by the arts community this year, we are thrilled to bring you Seesaw’s annual ‘Cream of the Crop’ round-up, in which we ask our writers to reflect on the year that was and the year to come.

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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.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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