Artist Spotlight #32: Dylan Rowen

Dylan Rowen This  talented writer and ace photographer produces sunlit and romantic shots that recall scenes from Sofia Coppola’s dreamy films. In our latest spotlight, Dylan Rowen enthusiastically talks about his favourite artists and photography theory. Q: Hello Dylan! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: Hello! I’m a second year Arts student at The University of Adelaide with a major in English and … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #32: Dylan Rowen

Film Review: High-Rise

Image via Film4 Director: Ben Wheatley Screenwriters: Amy Jump, Benjamin Taylor Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss “In a totally sane society, madness is the only freedom”. This quote from the J.G. Ballard novel, Running Wild (1988), is a common theme across the works of the author, prominently displaying itself in High-Rise, the 2015 film adaption of Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name. … Continue reading Film Review: High-Rise

Artist Spotlight #31: Dan Withey

Photo credit: Simon Goddard If you tell kids today that Dan Withey’s brilliant art recalls the works of great Reg Mombassa, a lot of them will unfortunately be shaking their heads asking who that is. However, if you tell them instead that Dan’s works are reminiscent of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Regular Show, there will definitely be a rabid queue of them at Dan’s next … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #31: Dan Withey

Tokyo 2020: The Art Olympics

Hopefully this new logo will be implemented in 2020 The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have come and gone with the Americans reigning supreme yet again. This has been the norm for far too long, and in order to change the status quo, drastic changes need to be implemented. The answers lie in resurrecting the art competitions that were part of the Summer Olympic Games until … Continue reading Tokyo 2020: The Art Olympics

Artist Spotlight #30: Lise Temple

Lise Temple South Australia’s rich, rural landscape comes to life in artist Lise Temple’s oil paintings. Her abstract, unconventional, albeit graceful style has won her numerous art awards, and in our latest spotlight, she tells us about her move from the city to the country, and her hopes of developing her abstract forms. Q: Hello Lise! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: I … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #30: Lise Temple

The Economic Function of the Latin Sanctuaries of Fortuna Primigenia and Hercules Victor

Three questions arise when conducting research on the economic function of the Latin sanctuaries of Fortuna Primigenia at Praeneste, modern-day Palestrina, and Hercules Victor at Tibur, modern-day Tivoli. How and why did these two sanctuaries become so wealthy in the second century BC? Secondly, who was involved in their construction? And thirdly, was it just the action of the local administration, or was there a … Continue reading The Economic Function of the Latin Sanctuaries of Fortuna Primigenia and Hercules Victor

Artist Spotlight #29: Lucy Timbrell

Lucy Timbrell Bird-and-flower paintings (huaniao hua 花鸟画) were first popularised in tenth century China, and today, Lucy Timbrell puts her own spin on the genre by using linocuts to create beautiful artworks depicting flora and fauna. In our latest spotlight, we learn about her recent trip to Vienna and her admiration for Margaret Preston. Q: Hello Lucy! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: I have always … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #29: Lucy Timbrell