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How Typical

What people don’t understand is that you are a passionate about art. Sure, when you were younger you let your head go for some fashionable nonsense but that was just a passing phase. Pretty quickly you realised that the immutable

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Art Life Radio

TEAM Art Life will be making the first of a series of weekly appearances on Eastside Radio‘s Arts Tuesday program. The show kicks off at the ungodly, unartly hour of 9.30am and can be heard by tuning your radio receiver

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There are a lot of things we have been planning to do. Some of them have been stymied by technology, others haven’t happened for logistical reasons. For example, how could we work a link Dorian Lynskey’s musical map of the

One Night Only

A highly subjective view of David Lawry and Jaki Middleton’s installation… There’s this gallery. It’s in Alexandria, in an old building. Some artists also live in the building and have their studios there too. They thought it would be a

100 Promises for The Art World

Artists agreeing to Art Life terms. I _____________________ undertake the following: 1. I will never exhibit my art in a homewares store. 2. I will never agree to do a painting in the street just for money. 3. I promise

You Read It Here Last!

The word is out and the fix is in! The Australian artists being sent away to the Venice Biennale in 2007 is a Sydney-Melbourne love-in: Callum Morton, Daniel “Danny” Von Sturmer and Susan Norrie. Speaking to Virginia Trioli on ABC

Just Beautiful

Nothing beats quality. You can feel it when you walk into a shop that sells expensive items, arranged just so, under special lights, perhaps with music playing somewhere in the background and [this being the future] the rich scent of

From The Sublime…

The art world is swirling miasma of disinformation. There are always wild rumours circulating through its flyways and byways. For example – is it really true that Shaun Gladwell is about to be announced as Australia’s artist for the 2007

Zai Jian!

Zai Jian!

Uncategorized May 16, 2006

Thirty minutes drive from the Forbidden Palace and its monolithic nemesis The Great Hall of The People, sprawls an altogether different marking point of Chinese cultural change – 798 Factory in the Beijing district of Dashanzi. A vast, almost-former, manufacturing

Bad Can Be Good Good Also Or Bad

The reader known as Undiscovered got us a good one, to wit: The real register of the Art Life reviews is in the quality of the writing. If the writing is really good, then the show is suitably good/bad. You