The Finkelstein Files: In My Room

“Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women; kitchen of lust, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy.” – from ‘The House’ by Warsan Shire In My Room is the telling title of Helen Gory’s newest body of works – at once an invitation and a provocation. Strongly symbolist in nature and style, she hasContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: In My Room”

The Finkelstein Files: Golden Repair

Above: Remembering the Pattern, 2016 Analogue collage, oil stick on hand painted rag paper, 34 x 46cm. Above: Where The Sun Don’t Shine, 2016 Analogue collage, oil stick on hand painted rag paper, 35 x 45cm. “Helen Gory’s art pivots upon its connections. Its power lies in its links. Her images seem to unspool andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Golden Repair”

A changing tableau of lines.

AUSiMED Lot # 18, Windadryne, 2006 by Julie Dowling. “In recent years Julie Dowling has emerged as one of Australia’s most sought after and accomplished painters, and a leading light of the contemporary Indigenous art movement. The subjects of her paintings deal with the Aboriginal identity and the Indigenous perspective of Australian history as reflectedContinue reading “A changing tableau of lines.”

Portraiture: The New Black

The Archibald prize, the Not-the-Archies Prize, career portraitists, wanna-be-portraitists – which ever way you view it, never an easy ask. Portraiture, in my humble opinion would have to be one of the all-time underrated subject matters of the contemporary artist.  AUSiMED Lot # 44 The Thin Air of Desire, 2012 by Graeme Drendel, pictured right.Continue reading “Portraiture: The New Black”