Censoring the Identity for the Sake of Morality: The Rights of the Artist’s vs. the Deceased

Illustration 1: Andres Serrano, The Morgue (Jane Doe, Killed by Police) 1992 The art world is no stranger to controversy. For many years, works have been constantly scrutinized over their artistic validity, medium, presentation, and almost always, their interpretation. But as culture evolves, new boundaries are being broken, leading to an influx of new ethical issues, which again bring up the question of censorship. This … Continue reading Censoring the Identity for the Sake of Morality: The Rights of the Artist’s vs. the Deceased

Artist Spotlight #44: Jasmine Crisp

Jasmine Crisp. Photo credit: Jon Wah Larger than life (literally!) characters are the main focus of Jasmine Crisp’s rich and radiant artworks. In our latest spotlight, Jasmine uses exquisite alliteration to describe her work, as well as telling us what public holiday she would enact. Q: Hello Jasmine! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: Hello! I’m 21 years of age and currently finishing … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #44: Jasmine Crisp

My Favourite Artwork: Landscape at Pentecost

In this new series, writers discuss their favourite artworks. What: Landscape at Pentecost Artist: Grace Cossington Smith Type: Painting Year: 1929 Medium: Oil on paperboard Subject: Landscape at Pentecost (NSW) Where: Currently on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Gallery 4 Why: Although this painting is of an area in New South Wales, every time I look at this painting it reminds … Continue reading My Favourite Artwork: Landscape at Pentecost

Natalie Carfora

Natalie Carfora works in museums. She is incapable of making decisions regarding most things, but narrowing down her favourite things is particularly difficult. Mostly, she just likes food, talking about her new favourite podcast, and planning travel. Favourite art movement: Northern Renaissance and Baroque Favourite films: Before Sunrise  Favourite band: Melody’s Echo Chamber Favourite podcast: Call Your Girlfriend and Heavyweight  Favourite novel: The Little Friend by … Continue reading Natalie Carfora

Artist Spotlight #43: Nancy Downes

Nancy Downes This year’s SALA in the Square was the perfect location to showcase Nancy Downes’ bold and remarkable artwork. A popular area amongst tourists and locals on their lunch break, this installation would have undoubtedly brightened up their day in an otherwise gloomy and wintry August. In our latest spotlight, Nancy tells us about her future exhibitions and the experiences that inspire her work. Q: Hello Nancy! Can … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #43: Nancy Downes

My Favourite Artwork: Venus of Urbino

In this new series, writers discuss their favourite artworks. What: Venus of Urbino Artist: Titian Year: 1538 Type: Painting Medium: Oil on canvas Subject: Venus reclining on a couch Where: Uffizi, Florence Why: This was one of the first paintings that I saw that made me sit back and think, “wow, I love art.” It is probably also the painting that lit the fire in my heart … Continue reading My Favourite Artwork: Venus of Urbino

Artist Spotlight #42: Brendan Garrett

Brendan Garrett. Photo credit: Ashley Sroka The artistic genre, ‘contemporary monotremal whimsy’, was coined by Brendan Garrett to describe his unique ink, pencil and watercolour artworks that celebrate nature and his love of traveling. In our latest spotlight, we learn about Brendan’s favourite galleries and what inspires him. Q: Hello Brendan! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: Certainly! I’m essentially a … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #42: Brendan Garrett