Search results for: 2014

Schulim Krimper

  Schulim Krimper entered my young life of artistic fascination at the age of approximately fourteen when, with my friend Bernard, I would visit his father’s delicatessen in High Street, St Kilda.  After a raid on some of the deli’s …  More

Christof Migone’s Hit Parade, Liquid Architecture 2014

The conclusion of Liquid Architecture 2014′s Melbourne program is the unique spectacle of Toronto-based artist Christof Migone’s participatory composition Hit Parade, set to take place in the Great Hall on Sunday 28th September. The score calls for 50 participants lying …  More

Grace Crowley Girl with goats 1928

Grace Crowley was one of the first Australian artists to respond to Cubism. In Paris in the late 1920s she studied under Cubist artists André Lhote and, later, Albert Gleizes. In the summer of 1928 Crowley took part in Lhote’s …  More

Hayson Furniture: Look Ma, No Hans!

About a month ago I received an email from Melanie, a reader of my blog ‘Australian Modern’ who contacted me to share some information about the acclaimed Australian furniture designer Hans Hayson. As it turns out, there is no Hans …  More

THOMAS HARRISON, Melbourne Hat (1934-1939)

Thomas Harrison’s millinery career spanned more than forty years – a period which saw the heyday and decline of the hat as a key item in a women’s wardrobe. During the 1940s Harrison typically employed around twenty-three ‘girls’ in his …  More

George Kral

As Susan van Wyk wrote in a recent blog post, photography is a fascinating adjunct to Mid Century Modern: Australian furniture design. She discusses a number of photographs of interiors by Wolfgang Sievers, which illuminate the collaborative relationship between architects and furniture …  More

Zhang Huan Shanghai family tree 2001

In 1999 the internationally renowned Chinese performance and video artist, sculptor and photographer Zhang Huan wrote of his distinctive approach to his practice: ‘The body is the only direct way through which I come to know society and society comes …  More