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Deadlines and Discoveries

Written by Lisa Semmler Edited by Libby Parker * Before (July 2019) – I am not a writer. I am just someone who likes to write. “Real” writers write all day, every day, with endless cups of coffee (or something stronger) in rooms filled with beautifully bound books, and with brilliant minds filled with clear, […]

Land Arts In Limestone Coast (Part 2): Land Arts Retreat

Hi everyone, This is the second post in the Land Arts in the Limestone Coast series, centred on the 10-day November retreat in the Limestone Coast that I and other artists from around Australia and abroad took part in. Following my residency, which I wrote about in the previous post, I returned to the South […]

Land Arts in Limestone Coast (Part 1): Strata at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Hi everyone, This is the first in a series of posts about my recent activities in the Limestone Coast between October to December, comprising an artist residency at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mount Gambier, as well as a Land Arts Retreat with 10 artists from around Australia and abroad. The first two posts […]

One artist’s alchemy

By Fleur Peters Cath Cantlon’s life as an artist spanned three decades of practice, enhanced by a lifetime’s work in theatre and cultural development. Beginning her journey in the 1970s as a milliner/costumer with the Australian Ballet and SA Film Corp, she ventured into other aspects of theatre, particularly set design. Increasingly Cantlon became involved […]

At Home with Alison Mitchell and Robert Hannaford

By Alex Cleland The desaturated landscape of gentle hills near Riverton in South Australia’s lower mid north is home to renowned artists Robert Hannaford and Alison Mitchell. From an abandoned farmhouse and outbuildings they have created a nurturing and inspiring space to live and work. I visited the couple on an Autumn day following a […]

…beautiful boy

By Gina Raisin The telex came to life at an unscheduled time…its loud clattering beckoning me to look. The innocuous sheet of paper with perforated edges spewing out with just four words ‘JOHN LENNON SHOT DEAD’. This moment in time was revisited on my first viewing of Ann Newmarch’s work For John Lennon and my […]

When tales are long and often turn corners

By Kerry Rochford To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nurse Bertha Emilie Schmidtke opening the Ambleside Hospital (now the Hahndorf Academy), Deborah Twining has created a powerful exhibition which speaks as much about storytelling as it does of the silences woven through stories, both of which hold equal power. Time, space, art and commemoration combine […]

Diary of Artist in Residence: Cynthia Schwertsik

Preparing for the residency in the Palace of Production (P.O.P) Studio: “This residency comes in the perfect moment, as I am full of ideas that are fed through the research at Flinders University Art Museum through February and March,” said Schwertsik. “In April I am bursting to develop new work that will be presented mid-year. […]

Visible with Ashton

Ashton’s path to the arts started as part of his rehabilitation after a very serious car accident in 2013. Ashton experienced multiple broken bones and a left-side brain injury which meant using a wheelchair to get around for many months and rediscovering many skills he’d once taken for granted. Along the way he also discovered […]

Face-to-face with the Squad

Recently the nine participants of Art Squad gathered for four days of face-to-face time in Adelaide. Although the squad have been together as a cohort since October last year, their regular group interaction is via weekly video-link (we use Zoom) and digital collaboration hub Slack. Our time together in Adelaide was the first time most […]