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Just Before Dawn: the new single by Sonnymoon

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By Katy Alexander in New Music on Saturday 9 June 2012

This new single by electronic group, Sonnymoon, is like two tracks in one: a beautiful, soulful and somewhat cosmic journey from the mundane to somewhere-over-the-rainbow – and back again. Gorgeous.

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Large-scale sculptural work by Cybele Rowe

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By Katy Alexander in New Art on Saturday 9 June 2012

When I was 13 years old, I bought my first piece of art: a small clay sculpture, by Cybele Rowe. A sculptor for thirty years now, Rowe describes her process as ‘form-fishing’, and works in clay, bronze, plastic, fibreglass and wood. Last year, at the Ceramic Annual of America, she exhibited a large sculpture, constructed inside the gallery, with a performance component by a musician and dancer. On completion, the sculpture was pulled apart, and the unfired clay reused. ‘Art is hyperventilating. You hold your breath, you work really hard, and it’s euphoric’.

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Alter Ego: an outdoor projection theatre work in Sydney

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By Katy Alexander in Video on Friday 8 June 2012

Alter Ego is a new outdoor projection theatre work by Night Parrot Productions, presented as part of Vivid Sydney. Devised in collaboration with a theatre director (me), video artist (Louis Pratt), choreographer (Tanya Voges), a sound designer/composer (Braedy Neal) and six performers, Alter Ego has been created to explore the relationship between live performance, moving images […]

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Creative costume designs by James Browne

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By Katy Alexander in New Fashion on Thursday 7 June 2012

James Browne is a set and costume designer who moulds his extraordinary vision to each individual theatrical production. He also works with photographers to create his own mini narratives, which reference circus, burlesque, world cinema, high fashion, and fairytales.

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Sculpture and video art by Louis Pratt

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By Katy Alexander in New Art on Thursday 7 June 2012

Louis Pratt employs the latest developments in new technology to produce artworks in various media, mainly focusing on sculpture and video art. Pratt always begins his work with organic data (such as real bodies or objects), then manipulates them within a computer: ‘I try to reference the synthesis, the relationship, between the organic world and […]

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A Cautionary Tail: an animation about a girl born with a tail

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By Katy Alexander in Video on Thursday 7 June 2012

A Cautionary Tail is an animated short film starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto. It was directed by Simon Rippingale and written by Erica Harrison. It’s a dark, funny fable about a little girl born with a tail, and the story is told using a striking collage of 3D animated characters and hand-made […]

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