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All of sudden my time to return home, back to Sydney from Borneo, is approaching. It’s just days away in fact.
Whether you’re an artist, writer, designer or editor, freelancing is like the ultimate heaven. Finally, you’re free from the shackles of your former work. You’re your own boss. You can pick and choose the jobs you want from a multitude of contracting work.
One person's tragedy is another person's comedy. One person's art, is another's pornography. What follows is a mammogram of my psyche. My own breast test if you will.
You don’t have to be rich, or dead, to donate to the arts.
I’ve got some reports to hand in. For YOU to mark. I’m hoping you won't fail me - a pass is all I’m asking.
It can be a very pleasant experience when some of your old work comes back to haunt you.
What have you heard about how the economic meltdown is affecting the visual arts market? The first place to look is auction house results and we are getting a fairly clear message.
As an artist, putting your work out on public display can feel like standing in front of a firing squad.
The governors of the country with the largest population, longest wall, largest dam, biggest Buddha, longest sea-crossing bridge, highest railway, largest airport terminal and soon to be tallest tower (the Shanghai World Financial Centre) have a tendency to take a single idea just a teeny bit too far.
Greg Foyster looks at the single mindedness of the People's Republic of China - and what is me
A Short Length of Hose is an atmospheric short film set in the Australian outback. The film, in which a lone man wanders across a barren landscape in search of water, is currently screening as part of the Portable Film Festival.
Usually in my column, I try to present a woman with mental health issues who remains sound of mind. F*** that! I'm furious, and I'm going to rant in an unhinged manner, and it won't be pretty...
Visual artists will be feeling an uncomfortable mixture of anticipation and disappointment about the biggest news around: Arts Minister Peter Garrett's announcement last Thursday of the terms of an Australian Resale Royalty scheme. It should have precipitated undiluted joy...
I don't know if it's because I am getting older, and perhaps somewhat grumpier, but of late I have been continuously disappointed by the amount of terrible websites there are to be found on the net. Just as nothing says "I don't care" faster than a set of tracksuit pants...
It was a hot afternoon and the ice cubes leapt in the tray as Sarah twisted it. Like tiny little creatures, she thought, slippery flying fish, all resisting being the first in her cup. She could hear the sounds of Daniel reading in the next room – soft mumblings and joyous exhalations as he found phrases that explained the world in a way that collided with his own experience. She was not quite so
Following a month of online voting, the results are in, the decisions are final, the winners announced and the verdict is clear: Portable Film Festival has gone 'Global Eclectic'. In a clear reflection of the festival's international aspirations, the works by each of the seven category winners, spanning five nations, reflect a diverse range of styles, forms and thematic obsessions.
While waiting for a train at central station a few weeks ago, I was perusing the magazine rack. I came across a publication called Monocle. I hadn’t ever heard of it before and assumed, based on the Gucci clad male model on the cover, that it was because it was directed at a more affluent demographic than mine. Ready to move on to the next magazine, something caught my eye. The pouting Adon
Since well before the last election, you have been hearing contesting views about the Government's promise to introduce an Australian artists' resale royalty rights scheme. So you must be wondering where it’s at. Pending the imminent drafting of the legislation, in mid September, a delegation of art industry representatives will be meeting in Canberra with politicians and department heads to press
For the first time in my life it was completely impossible for me to be inconspicuous. For the first time in my life, the freak that I always secretly knew I was had been made visible to everyone who walked past me on the street. I felt like a freak
exposed, and it completely freaked me out.
I have just returned from my first overseas trip and I'm still uncomfortably writhing because of my accursed habit of picking up the accent of whomever has the misfortune to talk with me.
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