Welcome! We are so excited to have you on board as a potential writer for Collage. We are expanding beyond the University of Adelaide to be a standalone arts and culture publication, with a focus on Adelaide.
Courtney is a proud Adelaidean and self-proclaimed history dork. Ask her about the Australian house museum, RuPaul’s Drag Race, crocodiles, or the English monarchy, and pop the kettle on …
This piece of theatre left me feeling wiser, in wonder of the experience of life, and with a newfound respect for those who attempt to preserve this wonder with the instrument of written words.
“Being a refugee is much more than a political status. It is the most pervasive kind of cruelty that can be exercised against a human being. You are forcibly robbing this human being of all aspects that would make human life not just tolerable but meaningful in many ways.”
This self-appointed Fresh Princess of Belair (National Park) currently studies Communication and Professional Writing at Flinders University and dreams of one day becoming a biographer.
“All I know is that art has made me realise that language is so limited in its ability to express how incredible the world is and how much things and people can make you feel” …which is fair enough, as we got to know the textured but clear, communicative quality present in Harriet McKay’s work …
Where this film deviates from the usual biography is the bold decision from filmmakers Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman to render the entire film an homage to van Gogh’s broad and textured impressionistic brushstrokes. The film pays tribute to the artist’s influence on Western art history by animating the entire movie through painting.
Their fusion brings about an exploration of life and death that manages to be both flippant and beautiful, something so uniquely itself that it seems like it doesn’t care to be taken too seriously.