Australia’s obsession with bad art done big continues to run, with country towns across the nation falling over themselves to be part of this embarrassing trend. There are even “Silo Trails”, (or should that be “trials”?) where you can plan a trip based around the intersection of the world’s least imaginative artists with the leastContinue reading “Is Australian Silo Art Racist?”
Covid restrictions again struck last week to deny art soaks a Festival of Perth level catering event at John Curtin Gallery. (Everything is True, artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah). It’s been so long that I barely remember what a mini quiche tastes like. Kind of salty yeah? My artist impression of a FOP tier opening can beContinue reading “Low sodium, liver cleansing opening, no bar to enjoying art.”
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Your Nutrition and Hydration on the Gallery Scene, brought to you by The Worst of Perth. As probably the highlight of the free food and piss art circuit last year, the opening of Lost Eden Creative in Dwellingup almost set too high a standard. Crowds around the hot…
Two movies about artists were shown on free screens recently, released a year apart in 1960 and 1961, The Rebel, with Tony Hancock, and The World of Suzie Wong with Nancy Kwan and William Holden. Both are interesting for their attitudes to what being an artist meant or still means. Holden in TWOSW plays RobertContinue reading “The Mask of The Artist”
Two remarkable events marked the opening of York Botanic 2020 at Gallery 152. Firstly, that there were three pieces of video art in the exhibition, NONE OF WHICH WAS SHIT! Has this ever happened in the history of art showing? Why video art is always 99% garbage is a discussion for another time, but toContinue reading “Art The Winner in York as CWA Slays”
If there was ever a demonstration that Western Australia needs a new voice in the arts (you understand I mean myself right?), it would be the bumbling embarrassment in today’s West Australian on arts funding. Fortunately for you, the story is locked but the summary is that Ben Harvey, Chief Reporter – wearing what isContinue reading “Ben Harvey’s writing is “no oil painting”.”
The Lester Prize (formerly Black Swan portrait prize) has struggled a little with its Salon des Refusés in recent years. Or if you can’t be bothered wrestling the keyboard for French words or accents, Saloon of Refuse. The original version in 1863 was to intended to set rejected “radical” works against the conservatism of theContinue reading “Lester Prize’s Saloon of Refuse”
First of our “You know… fuck this!” series. Is it wrong to think that the Crawley Boatshed would look a lot better on fire? It’s the image that defines Perth to the world, at least on instagram. But it is an odd tourist icon. I like that you can’t park there, and there’s no giftContinue reading “You know, fuck this (September)”
Has public sculpture really gone nowhere in 45 years? How long should an artwork be maintained? Forever? Is being broken just part of the patina for kinetic public sculpture? ArTraitors AHC McDonald looks at an artwork from 1975 to find out while Brad Coleman (camera) tries to stop him breaking it.
Is it true that if a building that receives an architecture award that it’s guaranteed to be hated by the public? ArTraitor AHC McDonald reviews The iconic Wellington Street Telecom building for the In Search of Perth project.