Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

The erotic-surrealist French film Un couteau dans le Coeur (Knife + Heart in English) is a love letter from director Yann Gonzalez to the high-art 35mm European porn of the 1970s. This homage to the quaint and pastoral production of the gay porn of yore is streaked with a darker, and more seditious “plot” – if it can be termed even that. When Anne (Vanessa … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

What: Love in the Time of Antidepressants (dir. Paul Gallasch) Where: GU Film House Adelaide When: 13 and 16 October 2018   Local director and loving son Paul Gallasch brilliantly captures the most intimate journey of his mother’s heart-wrenching—yet illuminating—ordeal with mental illness, antidepressants, and family trauma. Something so true and raw is presented to us in this frank and candid exploration of an honest … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Dinner Party

What: Dinner Party (dir. Angel Manuel Soto) Where: Jumpgate VR Lounge When: 11-20 October 2018 (see here for session details) How much: $10 as part of Adelaide Film Festival’s VR Package 1 (see here for details) In 1961, Betty and Barney Hill are the first people to report being abducted by aliens in the US. Dinner Party is a short VR film exploring this abduction. Set at … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Dinner Party

Yeah Baby, The Adelaide Film Festival program just got announced!

It used to be that you’d wait two full years between Adelaide Film Festivals but, lo an behold, they’ve managed to make it an annual event – and a bloody enticing one at that. If you, like me,  bought tickets to an 11am screening of The Book Club at the GU Film house and accidentally wandered into the Film Festival’s program launch event, then you … Continue reading Yeah Baby, The Adelaide Film Festival program just got announced!

Exhibition Review: Diane Arbus – American Portraits

What: Diane Arbus: American Portraits Where: Gallery 23, The Art Gallery of South Australia When: 14 July 2018 – 30 September 2018 Who: Diane Arbus: American portraits is a National Gallery of Australia Exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program. Cost: Free  The Art Gallery of South Australia is currently home to thirty-six rare vintage photographs by iconic photographer … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Diane Arbus – American Portraits

Artist Spotlight #84: James Hamilton

What: Sculpture in the Garden Who: James Hamilton When: 1 August – 31 August Where: Newman’s Nursery, 1321 North East Rd, Tea Tree Gully. Trading Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sun (Free entry) Born and raised in the Tea Tree Gully/Adelaide Hills area, James Hamilton went through schooling excelling in Art and wood and metal work. After finishing his schooling he did many machine background courses which led to an engineering role. … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #84: James Hamilton

Women of Impressionism

Over the past few months while the exhibition Colours of Impressionism has been in town at the Art Gallery of South Australia, you’ve probably spied the merch; t-shirts and tote bags with the names ‘Monet & Morisot & Cézanne & Renoir’ in Helvetica. These names are recognisable: Monet is the waterlily dude, Renoir is the luncheon dude, Cézanne is some other dude. But you might … Continue reading Women of Impressionism