30 Sep - 17 Oct 2015 | MAKE BELIEVE | Min Wong | Talitha Kennedy

Make Believe applies the trope of ‘the cave’ to the gallery space, relating the installation experience to a ritualised inter-dimensional portal to a suggested underworld or psychological shift. Talitha Kennedy’s creature-like black leather soft forms descend into the gallery evocative of other presences or guarding monsters. Min Wong’s perspex objects and resin casts read as synthesized organic forms conjuring stalagmites from the underworld. An installation of aspirational failure to reach the other side.
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30 Sep - 17 Oct 2015 | TRISTAN AND ISOLDE: THE BEST OF PART IV (pretty close to the end of the world) | Travis John

Allan: It's a lovely Jackson Pollock. Museum Girl: Yes, it is. Allan: What does it say to you? Museum Girl: It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous, lonely emptiness of existence. Nothingness. The predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void with nothing but waste, horror and degradation forming a useless straightjacket in a black absurd cosmos. Allan: What are you doing Saturday? Museum Girl: Committing suicide. Allan: What about Friday night?
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Antony Riddell gives a reading at The Dan O’Connell Hotel’s weekly open mic poetry event, Carlton, 29 August 2015.
Curated by Jared Davis + Liquid Architecture for SOUND SERIES 2015.

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BLINDSIDE turns 10!

To the left and back some | Ten years of BLINDSIDE

BLINDSIDE's To the left and back some is available for purchase. Designed by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison and edited by Verity Hayward & Raymonda Rajkowski, this 91pp full-colour publication encapsulates BLINDSIDE’s history and role within the Melbourne and wider ARI community.
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