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Business as Unusual

Uplands Gallery will reopen on Saturday 1st of April with its new program for 2006. We invite you to attend the opening to also pay respect to the passing away of Blair Trethowan on March 3rd 2006. Business as Unusual

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There Can Only Be One

Last year we vowed we would get in ahead of the game for this year’s Archibald Prize for Portraiture. We had made our frankly ridiculous claim that Jason Benjamin was a lock on the 2005 prize with his portrait of

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Site Life

Uncategorized Mar 20, 2006

A few weeks back we announced that The Art Life is taking donations to help with the costs of running the blog. Of course, making a donation is optional, you are under no obligation, although you can if you feel

We Are [The Physical Act of Love]

Ben Goss, Sashswach’s Dangerous Career, 2006.Oil on canvas, 122×122 cm. Ben Gosstemporary possession > paintings & drawings > 02.04.06 – 18.04.06Opening 6-8pm tues 04.04.06 Ben Goss’s sophisticated paintings are a tribute in part to his experience and expertise as an

The Parking Gods Have Spoken

If there has ever been any doubt in our minds as to the rightness of our cause, it is dispelled by the repeated favours of the Parking Gods. We go to Ray Hughes Gallery and there is a parking spot

The Week Week

Adelaide is a beautiful town. Straight clean roads, wide boulevards, and happy looking people. For our three days there last week as guests of Artist’s Week at the Adelaide Festival, the weather was cool and dry and there were blue

21st Century Modest

The weight of expectation bears down heavily on The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Since the demise of Perspecta at The Art Gallery of NSW in the 90s, the Adelaide event is now the only regular large scale museum survey

Truth To Power

Two shows on at the moment have been generating a significant word of mouth excitement. One is David Griggs’s Exchanging Culture for Flesh at the Art Gallery of NSW Contemporary Projects space, the other is Mark Hetherington’s The Difficult Second

The Black Dog

Last week, as some of our readers may have discovered from reading Comments, the young Melbourne artist Blair Trethowan took his own life. Coming so soon after the untimely death of Mutlu Cerkez only a few months before, the Australian

Hoorah Jean Baudrillard

Firstdraft Benison Kilby – RSLsBethany J. Fellows – Beasts of Prey and other Deadly CreaturesStephanie Hicks – Secondhand Truths Exhibition open: Wednesday March 15 to Saturday April 1, 2006. Opening night drinks: Wednesday March 22, 2006 6-8pm [Please note this