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Melbourne Now countdown – day 53

Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, Judith Ryan, spoke to Kent Morris about the Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Pilot Program. Two of the artists who have been nurtured by this program have produced innovative works that will be featured in Melbourne Now. …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 55

It has been exciting working with the multi-disciplinary artist Darren Sylvester this year on a major new commission for Melbourne Now.  Among many ideas for new projects, Darren proposed the extraordinary concept of creating a large-scale illuminated dance floor within …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 57

Michelle Hamer is an architect turned textile artist whose work interrogates the vernacular of Melbourne’s civic landscape. Since 2005 Hamer has made small-scale needlepoint tapestries that reference forms of text and signage in the urban environment. Interested in language and meaning, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 58

Commissioned to produce a large-scale drawing for Melbourne Now, Jan Senbergs has created a panoramic four panel work Extended Melbourne labyrinth that presents a birds-eye view of our sprawling metropolis. Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, caught up …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 60

A playful and irrational streak runs throughout a number of works in Melbourne Now. Lou Hubbard is one such artist, who is well known for her sculptural and video based work that records her manipulation of objects through processes that …  More

Bonita Ely on motherhood

Artist Bonita Ely reflects on life in the 1980s and being a mother and artist. Bonita’s performances of the 1970s and 1980s explored human ties and relationships, to each other and to the environment. Aboriginal culture, womanhood and pregnancy emerged …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 66

un Magazine has been published in Melbourne since 2004, making it the longest running art magazine in the city. At the time it was founded by artist Lily Hibberd there were no other local publications covering the wealth of independent, …  More