Rebecca Boswell is a writer and curator currently based in Auckland. Her writing has been published by The Physics Room, Matters, CIRCUIT and ST PAUL St Gallery. She is a founding editor of A Year of Conscious Practice, a journal which supports criticality in emergent curatorial practice in New Zealand. She has a BA/BFA Honours from Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland.

Facts and figures

I attended the opening of looking at me through you at Campbelltown Arts Centre with my 15-year-old niece, Raz. Raz lives in the Campbelltown area; she is the ‘me’ of the title, seeing herself ‘through you’, the artists. She found it strange, but not unpleasant to see her local area the subject of scrutiny from a range of local and external perspectives. 

Rebecca Gallo is a writer, editor and artist, based in Western Sydney since 2017. She has written for publications including Sturgeon, Vault, Runway, Look, The Art Life and Art Guide Australia. Gallo was a director of Archive Space (2014-15) and collaborates with Connie Anthes as Make or Break.

 

Playing in the master bedroom: Claire Lambe at ACCA

The title of Claire Lambe’s recent exhibition at ACCA, Mother Holding Something Horrific, appears to be an invitation into a psychoanalytic space: a place of bad and monstrous mothers. The work is made up of screens, burials, desires, and abjection. The first room is a mise en scéne that leads to an open-mirrored corridor. As you enter this space a spectre approaches you—one that turns out to be nothing more than your own reflection, seen askew. At the centre of the mirrors is a reconstruction of Sigmund Freud’s chair.

Sebastian Henry-Jones is finishing his Masters of Art Curating at the University of Sydney. He is one founding half of Desire Lines, an art walking tour occurring sporadically in different areas around Sydney. Sebastian is a gallery host at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Lessons to Learn from Dancing

In the program for PACT Salon’s The Big Bounce, Curator Matt Cornell writes of the event as a moment in which one can ‘learn dancing, watch dancing, talk about dancing, and just do some dancing.’ He is very careful to include the suffix ‘ing’ to any mention of ‘dance’ so that with each lodging, the noun is transformed into a verb. Precisely, with much of dance the point of transformation occurs somewhere in the doing. And indeed in the shift from noun to verb, from stillness to motion, so that the learning, the watching and the talking co-exist in the moment that dance happens.

Guillaume Savy is a writer and artist currently based in Paris. He works primarily with paint, photography, fictitious archaeologies and video. 

Matthew Shannon lives in London.

Darryl Bowes was an electrical retail salesman when he enrolled at the University of Newcastle aged 38. He won Faculty and University Medals for his Honours exegesis and an Award of Excellence for his doctoral thesis. Terry Smith has compared his work to that of Greg Dening and early Manning Clark.

Cait Storr is Research Fellow with the Institute of International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. Working at the intersection of law, history and politics, her current research deals with tensions between the law of private property and the law of territory in postcolonial states.   

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