Wangechi Mutu at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

I recently saw Wangechi Mutu’s exhibition at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Sydney, Australia. My reasoning behind writing about exhibitions I fall in love with is for an entirely personal one. I like to write about what their work means to me and how it makes me feel, rather than concentrating on how it […]

My Favourites from the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Saw these art prizes on their very last weekend at the AGNSW. The Wynne prize fascinated me more than the Archibald this year. I can’t decide whether I like portraits or landscapes more… My Archibald Favourites: Portrait of Nicholas Jones by Julia  Ciccarone http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2013/29363/ - I just loved the playfulness of this work as well as the […]

Contemporary Art Explained

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3771953.htm This proves to be an interesting read. Sometimes I just don’t “do” contemporary art. I love traditional art so seeing things that aren’t quite my cup of tea just doesn’t make sense to me sometimes. I love that people push the boundaries of what art is – but contemporary art might not appeal to […]

Death of Frontman from Australian band Yothu Yindi

Unfortunately many media outlets have ignored the request to not publish his name and photo,  which keeps in line with the Yolngu custom. I read about his death in one of the newspapers but there was no photo – thankfully. Richard Watts give his personal opinion on the matter: http://au.artshub.com/au/news-article/opinions/performing-arts/culture-clash-death-raises-disturbing-questions-195606 My main concern is the media’s […]

Lives Lost at Foxconn and The Artwork That Followed

http://au.artshub.com/au/news-article/news/arts/banned-suicide-game-implicates-apple-195544 I’d like to see this work, if only it was in Sydney. People here seemed to be outraged by the Foxconn suicide controversy, but nobody I know has publicly announced boycotting Apple products or actually doing anything about it. I suppose this art work brings it to people’s attention again, but whether situations have […]

The Lost Art of Carving

The Lost Carving: A Journey into the Heart of Making By David Esterly I just read a review on this book on artshub: http://au.artshub.com/au/news-article/reviews/publishing-and-writing/the-lost-carving-a-journey-into-the-heart-of-making-194765 It’s crossed my mind before about lost art skills but I’ve never really thought about it properly. Upon reflection it is a saddening era we’re in when art schools rarely, if ever, […]