Focusing on the work of Canberra-based artists, Art, Not Apart 2017 is a one-day festival featuring exhibitions, performance art, music, installations, site-specific interventions, film projections, dance parties and pop-up food and drink. Based around the theme ‘Shake It Up’, this year’s event explores “new perspectives in and through art” from a distinctly Canberran perspective.
This year, the festival is hosted in the NewActon precinct and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). Highlights include the screening of Philipe Mora’s documentary film Monsieur Mayonnaise, while the Shake It Upexhibition takes place at Hotel Hotel’s Nishi Gallery, showcasing the work of numerous emerging and established Canberra artists. Moving into the evening, the NFSA’s 1920s hall and courtyard hosts Sound and Fury – the official adults-only performance art after-party. Directed by Chenoeh Miller, Sound and Fury is a celebration of music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art, which Chenoeh describes as a “debaucherous kind of night”. Closing out the event, F-ck Art, Let’s Party brings together DJs, producers, interstate artists and immersive installations across two stages running until 5am.
Onigiri is a staple found everywhere in Japan: from the aisles of convenience stores to fancy food halls. This week, the wonderful Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares two quick recipes for home made onigiri with mustard greens and umeboshi, and mushroom onigiri (scroll down for more), for a rice-filled belly on the go
As a number of Melbourne's prominent gay venues started to close down, Sam Cremean felt a sense of loss. This prompted him to investigate what was happening to gay neighbourhoods internationally. He discovered that these important spaces were slowly disappearing from cities around the world
Where European architecture starts with the exterior shape of the building, Asian buildings are imagined from the inside out. Curators of the acclaimed Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018, Ary Indra and David Setiadi, elucidate how 'emptiness' is sculpted in Indonesian architecture, one remarkable building at a time