Collage Talks: The Room’s Greg Sestero

It’s been 15 years and a day since the premiere of The Room back in 2003. Since then, the film has gained a reputation as the ‘Best Worst Movie Ever Made’, amassing a cult following and regular screenings worldwide. Last week, Collage contributor Milly Farmer sat down with the film’s co-star Greg Sestero to discuss The Room, Greg’s book The Disaster Artist and its Oscar-nominated … Continue reading Collage Talks: The Room’s Greg Sestero

Adelaide Festival 2018 Theatre Review: The Far Side of the Moon

Who: Written and Directed by Robert Lepage, performed by Yves Jacques What: The Far Side of the Moon When: 2nd March to 7th March (full details on Adelaide Festival page) Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre How much: $35 – $99 (full details on Adelaide Festival page) The Space Race between the United States and Soviet Union was an epoch-making series of events which has come to … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2018 Theatre Review: The Far Side of the Moon

Letting Jude Into My Heart: The New Adelaide Hills Cabn & Adapting to Sustainable Living

Staying at Jude in the Adelaide Hills during December was one of my first experiences of planning a holiday without family, and one from which I learnt so much. It was my boyfriend who first brought the new ‘Cabn’ to my attention, and shortly after browsing through the business’ attractive website (featuring glossy video promo), we decided to book- not least of all to satisfy … Continue reading Letting Jude Into My Heart: The New Adelaide Hills Cabn & Adapting to Sustainable Living

Interview: Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia

In November 2017, the second edition of the Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art opened at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), following a very successful inaugural Tarnanthi Festival in 2015 (reviewed by Collage co-founder Josephine Boult). Collage writer Matilda Handsley-Davis sat down with Nici Cumpston, AGSA’s Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Artistic Director of Tarnanthi, to discuss selected works and themes from Tarnanthi at the Gallery, the Festival’s major exhibition hosted at AGSA. Continue reading Interview: Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Lights! Camera! Bosch! – A Study of Art in Film

Blink or you’ll miss it! Art in film has been an integral element in injecting meaning and aesthetic into film scenes. Art can foreshadow events in a film, interpret meaning, character motivations, and in general, shape why the film is taking place. Although cinema can be considered mass art, the incorporation of paintings has shaped the meaning of several films, including Stanley Kubrick’s, A Clockwork Orange (1971), … Continue reading Lights! Camera! Bosch! – A Study of Art in Film

A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History

When words could not express the toxicity of the human mind, a paintbrush was used instead. Mental illness and depression have been integral inspirations behind many artists, most famously, revealing the unravelling mind of Vincent van Gogh. Plato has stated that “madness is a gift from the Gods”, and more recently, British poet Lord Byron stated that artists are “all crazy. Some are affected by … Continue reading A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History