Review: Land Abounds
Combining the natural and synthetic, ‘Land Abounds’ highlights the conversation between contemporary art and tradition. Victoria Hall went to the exhibition and gave us her thoughts.
Exploring ‘You See Monsters’: Aussie vs Australian
“‘Aussie’ is this complete cultural construction which I want no part of because what it represents to me is the Cronulla riots, big belligerent toxic masculinity, all of that bound up into one word and chanted out whenever people get the chance, and I don’t want any part of that.”
Exploring ‘You See Monsters’: Art, Racism and Islam
“How can the community call it racism if our own leaders refuse to do so?”
The Hanging: Looking at Me Through You
Don’t miss Campbelltown Arts Centre’s complex, compelling new exhibition; a letter to Campbelltown from some of Sydney’s most interesting young artists.
Janet Laurence: the significance of art and the environment
Internationally renowned artist, Janet Laurence, discusses her continuing fascination with the biotic world and what it’s like to be the subject of an award-winning Archibald portrait.
Holly Williams on Conjuring Future Worlds
Holly Williams chats with Canvas: Art & Ideas about how models are used to experiment, prophesise and create new worlds.
Alternative Archaeologies: Vanessa Berry Uncovers Sydney’s Underground
Vanessa Berry sheds some light on her exploration blog, Mirror Sydney, and reveals a punk underside to the city that likes to kick the kerb.
Check out these amazing Mr Squiggles inspired by the new Canvas logo
Local artists Rosie Deacon, Giselle Stanborough, Matthew Hopkins and Jason Phu have created their own unique versions of the new logo for Canvas: Art & Ideas – created by Irit Pollak.
The Hanging: Jogja Calling at 4A Gallery
How close is our relationship with our Indonesian neighbours? Jogja Calling brings together Sydney’s Abdul Abdullah, Briony Galligan and Reko Renine with three artists from Jogya to explore fragility and community.
Art We Heart :: Abdul Abdullah
Abdul Abdullah is the sharp, critical and on-point voice of many marginalised members of society. Check out his latest work at the MCA’s Primavera 2015, opening September 22.