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A powerful debut

A powerful debut

September 6th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

Wrestling Before the Gateway is a bold and beautiful show of abstract paintings in the manner of Hilma af Klint whose spiritual approach to work was kept under wraps for 70 years.

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Leaf the environment alone

June 7th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

There is nowhere to hide in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria if you’re at an art book fair.

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Good art stands out

May 10th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

Artists need to create their own street cred and that means taking a few risks so their work stands out.

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Preoccupations of a young artist

March 7th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

The 2023 academic year has started with a light touch after so many years of doom with a self-portrait exhibition.

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Striving to be great

February 7th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

There aren’t many outfits you could wear to the office in the survey of work by bad-boy English fashion designer Alexander McQueen at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Clever show relies on subtle meanings

December 7th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

It was quite difficult to pick trends in this year’s Grad Show at the Victorian College of the Arts in terms of art influences and history.

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Inside the creative minds at the Malthouse

October 5th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

The Malthouse Theatre has scrapped its subscriber model so that it can bring fresh plays and create more versatility in the program, a move that has been lauded by industry sources.

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Overlooked species on our doorstep 

September 7th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

The small town of Creswick sits picturesquely among the rolling hills and woodlands of Central Victoria, and it was an artistic place 120 years ago. 

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Feminist photographer creates her own archive

August 10th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Feminist photography is a relatively new area of study with strong links to the politics of the archive and the way work is stored and displayed.

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As good as it gets

July 6th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

The art world surged ahead in the last week of June with a happening opening at ACCA and a thoughtful show at Buxton Contemporary.

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Picasso and his fellow artists

June 8th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

If you take a time capsule and travel back to the mid-20th century, the name Pablo Picasso dominated the popular impression of the outrageous artist.

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Beauty steals the show

May 11th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Representations of queer men and women through the ages demonstrate the transition from coded to gritty to outrageous to poignant in the Queer show on at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Post-war moment relived in jazzy musical

April 7th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Musical fever has hit Melbourne with Moulin Rouge still playing, Hamilton premiering, Girl from the North Country in the offing and An American in Paris performing its first matinee at the State Theatre in Southbank.

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An outrageous art fair

March 9th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

It was a pleasure to stride into the airy rooms of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) at South Wharf during February in search of art.

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Difficult to face today

February 10th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Often the exhibitions at Buxton Contemporary are quite alienating, a feature of the gallery’s large, dark exhibition spaces, their preference for screen installations and the confronting material.

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Is today tomorrow?

November 10th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

As the city tries to right itself after the topsy turvy times of COVID, people are hoping that art might have some answers.

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Unknown algorithms at work

September 9th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

Unknown algorithms at work

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Evolved over the years

November 7th, 2018 - Rhonda Dredge

The titles of artworks are clues to their reading. What does a name like “Hazard” really mean?

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All he needs is a plug

October 10th, 2018 - Rhonda Dredge

A failed robot, circa 2007, lies on the floor. He’s carved out of wood and is human-like, with arms, legs, a torso, wooden blocks for feet and hands and an opening for a mouth and eyes.

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King and Gripper unite!

September 4th, 2018 - Sean Car

The combination of hypnotic lights and abstract visuals with prodigious and scintillating classical sounds provided an unlikely yet mesmerising combination at the Melbourne Recital Centre last month.

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Beauty steals the show

May 11th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge
Is today tomorrow?

Is today tomorrow?

November 10th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge
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