Category: Visual Art

Mar 09

FRINGE 2018 – SOMA – SOUND BATH – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone Soma: it’s the harmonic marriage between music and science. Our body pulses following a specific rhythm, also vibrating on different frequencies. What happens if we try to translate everything in music? We would listen to our body symphony: heartbeat, breath, brain waves, they are becoming numbers and then frequencies, so finally sound. …

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Mar 16

FRINGE VISUAL ART – 1:1 – FELTspace – 2K

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In 1:1, artist Sara Morawetz brings to life the essay “On the Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire on a Scale of 1 to 1″ by Umberto Eco. The gallery space is minimalist, with a giant, crumpled fabric map in the centre, and a screen at the front of the room. In a looping …

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Mar 12

FRINGE VISUAL ART – Patterns of Migration – Nexus Gallery – 3.5K

"Assorted earrings & brooches," photo by Kai Niezgoda, March 2017

Exhibition “Patterns of Migration” gives us access to pivotal moments in the life of Haneen Martin. Martin’s work explores her identity and experience as a Malay-Arab Muslim woman living in Australia since the age of eight. From polymer clay work, to hand-stitched and dyed cloth, to old family photos and letters, the artist’s work is a mixture …

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Mar 06

FRINGE VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN / PERFORMANCE – FIRMAMENT – FULL DOME MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone  As the astronomy room has been entered it is evident that something unique is going to happen. The comfortable seats are reclinable, because the entire performance requires the spectator to watch the rounded ceiling and specifically the projection of moving picture on it. After a delicious introduction on constellations’ structure and position …

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Aug 16

VISUAL ART – Stanley Spencer – Carrick Hill

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This is an excellent exhibition of one of England’s finest 20th century painters, bringing together works from across the country and England in a rare retrospective of colour and beauty that sits more than soundly in the grandeur of Carrick Hill.

Mar 01

FRINGE 2016 – Visual Arts – Photography

Photography exhibitions reviewed – stand outs are Tony Kearney and Grit, Brent Leideritz and Amanda Bramwell

May 13

VISUAL ARTS – Basil Sellers Art Prize 4 (for Sport) – Samstag Art Museum – 3.5K

Still from Wonderland by Khaled Sabsabi

Those interested in their sport will find the Basil Sellers Art Prize a worthwhile challenge and those looking for decent ‘art’ in sport will also be well rewarded. 3.5K

Apr 13

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL – The Black Rose by Trent Parke – AGSA – 4.5K

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While his black and white prints are the most successful, experimentation and a mind unconstrained by precedent all help make The Black Rose the most significant photographic exhibition this town has seen in many a year and the highlight of this year’s Festival’s visual arts component. 4.5K

Mar 23

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL – Bill Viola – AGSA etc – 4K

The Messenger turns heads

Spread across three venues (and still on at the AGSA), this review of Viola’s works for the Adelaide Festival encompasses seven installations, all of which with sufficient patient viewing will entrance and enthral. 4K

Mar 28

ART – Parklands Art Exhibition – Artspace – Festival Theatre – 3K

Light's Vision in 2013 Pictures by Morne de Klerk

The results are now on display in the Festival Centre’s Artspace and it is all worth a visit not that the quality of these finalists is uniformly great. But the variety of approaches is in and of itself intriguing.