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Sydney Morning Herald Column

White Rabbit: Heavy Artillery & Cang Xin

Friday, May 20th, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

There has never been a centralised, authoritarian form of government that encourages diversity. This is why alarm bells should start ringing when our own leaders want to keep centralising power – amalgamating local councils under the leadership of unelected administrators; putting a town’s art gallery, museum and theatre under the jurisdiction of a single “cultural […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Michael Parekowhai & Billy Apple

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

When the drive towards Federation began in the late 19th century New Zealanders were actively involved, but by 1901 they had opted out. Their reason – and this is stated on the NZ history website – was that New Zealanders, both Pakeha and Maori, “were of superior stock to their counterparts across the Tasman.” A […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

James Turrell: A Retrospective

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

Light is the crucial element for almost every great painter, from Caravaggio to Turner to Monet. Manipulating paint on canvas to convincingly reproduce the effects of sunshine or darkness is a skill that separates the master from the amateur. In Australian art one thinks of the blaze of light in Streeton’s early paintings, or the […]

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McClelland Sculpture Survey & Awards 2014

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It is the ambition of the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, according to its director, Robert Lindsay, to be the national focus of sculpture and Australia’s leading sculpture park. While Sydney’s annual Sculpture By the Sea might covet the first title, the McClelland’s only serious competition as an outdoor display is probably the Heide Museum […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Singapore Biennale

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

This year’s Singapore Biennale goes by the theme: If the World Changed. But where does the “if” come into the equation? The world is changing all the time with increasing rapidity. There is the forward movement of technological progress and the looming entropy of climate change. Every country in the world is locked into a […]