Artist Spotlight #36: Henry Stentiford

Pretty Shore, I’m Washed Up, 2016 Blending elements of surrealism, caricature, and Australiana, emerging artist Henry Stentiford presents wonderfully warped visions of modern life. Currently the artist-in-residence at Carlew, Henry is surely one to watch. Q: Hello Henry! Tell me a bit about yourself. A: I’m 23 years old, there’s a thriving bird population in my area, and I love making art. Moderately Chunky Heap … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #36: Henry Stentiford

Roman Portraiture: Elegance and Power

Marble bust of Pompey, ca. 50 B.C. Nowadays, we are used to politicians projecting a positive image of themselves. As soon as we turn the television on, we see this or that candidate visiting hospitals, holding children, helping the homeless etc. Is this a modern phenomenon, brought about by “democratic” discourse? Of course not. Propaganda is not a modern idea. Medieval cathedrals, the Parthenon, the … Continue reading Roman Portraiture: Elegance and Power

Artist Spotlight #35: Aida Azin

Aida Azin Art is made all the more profound when the artist uses personal experiences to inform their works, and this is exactly what Aida Azin communicates in her abstract drawings. Themes such as class and identity are explored in her works which you can see at her Mother, Tongue exhibition at the Adelaide Town Hall until November the 25th. In our latest spotlight, Aida tells … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #35: Aida Azin

Film Review: Tickled

Image via Magnolia Pictures Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve Executively Producer: Carthew Neal Cinematography: Dominic Fryer With a style and subject matter echoing QI and the works of Louis Theroux, comes Tickled, the debut feature from New Zealand journalist, David Farrier, and co-director, Dylan Reeve. Like the aforementioned, this documentary descends deep into the inexplicable realm of complete reality. Piece-by-piece, Farrier and Reeve uncover the world of what … Continue reading Film Review: Tickled

Artist Spotlight #34: Matt Telford

Matt Telford Looking for someone to design your very first tattoo? Well look no further than Adelaide artist, Matt Telford! Specialising in delicate flower work as well as fierce animal images, Matt’s work is evocative of traditional Japanese paintings. In our latest spotlight, Matt tells us who his art and tattoo idols are, and his current SALA show. Q: Hello Matt! Can you please tell … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #34: Matt Telford

Exhibition Review: Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Luke Tscharke, ‘Shadow of Pegasus’, Western Arthur Range, Southwest National Park, Tasmania. Sony A7R, 16-35 mm, 1/60, f/11, ISO 100, tripod What: Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition Where: South Australian Museum When: 10am-5pm daily until 3rd October 2016 How much: $9 for adults, $7 concession, free for Museum members, kids free when accompanied by a paying adult Photo credit: Matilda Handsley-Davis “If you … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Artist Spotlight #33: Jordan Tucker

Jordan Tucker. Photo credit: Baxter William Jordan Tucker’s lush work is reminiscent of the popularised “sad boy aesthetic” of late Internet new wave culture. His oeuvre is a mixture of photography and graphic design work that has put him on everyone’s radar. In our latest spotlight, Jordan tells us of his life philosophy, and his past and present works. Q: Hello Jordan! Can you please tell … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #33: Jordan Tucker