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Sydney Morning Herald Column

Perth Festival Art

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Back in the 1980s when Adelaide was Australia’s only notable arts festival, it featured a comprehensive visual arts program. Today there are festivals in every major city and in several minor ones, but the visual arts are marginal to proceedings. The exception to the rule is the Perth International Arts Festival. Long-term curator, Margaret Moore, […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Perth Festival Art Exhibitions

Friday, March 4th, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It’s often said that the Perth art scene suffers by its isolation, but nowadays the pain doesn’t seem too intense. In the arts the high point of every year is the Perth International Arts Festival. Of all the festivals that take place in cities around the country, Perth has the best and most dynamic visual […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Perth Festival Art 2015

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Over the past few years the Perth Festival has established a reputation for an adventurous visual arts program. This is in contrast to most of the arts festivals around Australia, which are dominated by the performing arts. Even Adelaide, which has had a long-term commitment to the visual arts, has dispensed with its regular Artists’ […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Perth Festival 2014

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

On the sandy banks of the Swan River, Do Ho Suh’s Net-Work gleams in fierce sunlight. The piece is a tightly woven mesh made from thousands of tiny gold and silver figurines joined at the hands and feet. Draped across a metal frame it forms a walkway through which visitors can look at the sky […]