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Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture In a dim light… with Pia Johnson. By Nikki Lam
ITOSHIMA NIGHT 2 (2013), from ‘In a dim light…’ series Pia Johnson is a photographer and visual artist based in Melbourne. From her mixed cultural background of Chinese and Italian-Australian descent, Pia Johnson has been investigating subjects of diaspora, belonging and otherness through her photomedia practice. Upon the opening of her exhibition ‘In a dim light…’ at Edmund Pearce Gallery, Peril spoke to the artist about light, displacement and otherness. PERIL: Can you please describe your practice? PIA: I Read More »
Posted in Blog, Culture, Featured, Food Eating Multiculturalism By Cher Tan
Cher Tan takes a look at the way food and multiculturalism are understood and how to move cultural conversations beyond ‘exotic’ dinning. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture, Featured, Reviews Melbourne Festival Review: The Complexity of Belonging By Nikki Lam
Many artists in Australia have been asking similar questions about identities, only rarely would they be put on the central stage of Melbourne Festival. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, Festivals & orgs Q&As Melbourne Writers Festival inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum: Part 3 By Lian Low
This is the final part of a three-part report on the Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum and features responses to Laurel Fantauzzo’s provocation on audience and readership. Read More »
Posted in Festivals & orgs Q&As, Headline Crack Theatre Festival – Q&A By Eleanor Jackson
Continuing our series of festival chats – we talk with Finn O’Branagáin and Hannah Strout, Co-Artistic Directors Crack Theatre Festival, 2014, which is on right now in Newcastle as a part of This Is Not Art – due to a miracle of scheduling this post was accidentally going to go live next week after the festival closes but we got in just in time so you have one more day to get the heck down Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog Growing Up Between Disney and Ghibli By Tess McLaughlan
Ahead of an Australian Studio Ghibli showcase and the announcement of Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘retirement’ (again). Tess McLaughlan reflects on growing up between Disney and Ghibli. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Festivals & orgs Q&As Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum: Part 2 By Lian Low
This is the second part of a three-part report on the Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum and features responses from Linda Jaivin’s provocation on politics and censorship. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Festivals & orgs Q&As Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum: Part 1 By Lian Low
In a closed industry event, Writers Victoria and the Melbourne Writers Festival have invited poets, writers, translators and literary sector workers from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to gather at the Wheeler Centre for the Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia- Pacific Writers Forum to discuss issues within the region. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Rani Pramesti talks Chinese Whispers By Jarni Blakkarly
Deeply personal and provocative Chinese Whispers brings an exploration of race, violence and identity to the Melbourne Fringe Festival in the form of an interactive multi-sensory maze experience. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog Kwality Chai Brings a Cross-Cultural Hipster World to the Fringe By Kevin Luc
Set in an alternative reality where India has taken over Australia, installation art work Kwality Chai brings an immersing and engaging experience of a cross-cultural hipster world to the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Read More »