Artist Spotlight #19: Meherzad Shroff

Meherzad Shroff Meherzad Shroff is that old, wise character from every film that imparts sage, life-changing wisdom to the story’s protagonist. As cliche as that film trope sounds, you really will leave any encounter with him with a clearer, more confident sense of self. His artworks too possess a strong, self-assured style, and in our latest spotlight, the taciturn yet cerebral individual discusses his fascination … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #19: Meherzad Shroff

The Australian Interwar Years: A Palette For New Cultural Imagination

Clockwise from top right: Dorrit Black, Grace Cossington Smith, Thea Proctor and Margaret Preston The interwar period was a time of social and cultural change across the world. The First World War had changed everything – it had broken the smooth and steady traditions of the past in all aspects of society: from class and women’s rights, to transport to home-wares, to music, design and … Continue reading The Australian Interwar Years: A Palette For New Cultural Imagination

Artist Spotlight #18: Viray Thach

Viray Thach Do not let Viray Thach’s tiny frame fool you – she is a ball of exuberance and amazing artistic talent! One of the main design directors in last year’s On Dit magazine, Viray gave the University of Adelaide student publication a kooky yet vibrant look with memorable illustrations. In our latest spotlight, Viray tells us about herself and why digital and traditional artistic … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #18: Viray Thach

Grasping the Unknown: My Time So Far as Carclew’s Curator-in-Residence

Curator, Ingrid Goetz, at work. Photo Credit: Liesbeth Lenaerts I couldn’t believe it. Carclew had offered me the Curator-in-Residence position. Sure, I had applied for it, but having studied and volunteered in the Arts and Media sectors for years, I had thrown my hat in the ring knowing full well that competition for internships and volunteer opportunities in these industries can be just as fierce … Continue reading Grasping the Unknown: My Time So Far as Carclew’s Curator-in-Residence

Artist Spotlight #17: Jack Lowe

Jack Lowe Jack Lowe’s refreshing and unusual illustrations carry an eccentric Alice in Wonderland type vibe, and similar to Lewis Carroll’s epic adventure, Jack’s artworks possess heavy themes such as alienation and avarice. In our latest spotlight, Jack regales us with tidbits about his artistic method and aspirations. Q: Hello Jack! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: Well I’m from Adelaide … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #17: Jack Lowe

Adelaide Festival Centre Exhibition Review: The Sculptures of the Acropolis – A Retrospective

View from the Acropolis. Photo credit: Katerina Grypma Archaeological dream destination, gunpowder magazine, centre of worship, war, a symbol of new beginnings – and a majestic display of a rich culture, the influence of which resonates in innumerable ways to this day. The evolution of the Acropolis of Athens has mirrored the victories and demises of the country, and indeed world, it has gazed down … Continue reading Adelaide Festival Centre Exhibition Review: The Sculptures of the Acropolis – A Retrospective

Artist Spotlight #16: Karlien van Rooyen

     Karlien van Rooyen It’s probably an understatement to say that Karlien van Rooyen is a fan of sustaining the environment and ecology. Her unique artwork, consisting of watercolours and ceramics, is absolutely teeming with her ardent passion for the wilderness and its diversity. In our latest artist profile, Karlien informs COLLAGE on her childhood and her affinity for the outdoors that inspire her … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #16: Karlien van Rooyen