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Todd Fuller in The Storytellers, Museum of Brisbane

Art Almanac
10 July 2020

Left: The Storytellers

Historical objects, artworks, moving image and sound complement true and creative stories from some of Brisbane’s most unique voices – including Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven. Together they reveal the nuance of the city from Law’s family pilgrimages to Chinatown, Condon’s take on its underbelly from corruption to crime and Earls who spins a tale about doing up a neglected Queenslander in Red Hill.


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Catherine O'Donnell at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
3 July 2020
Rilka Oakley

Left: Exhibition Catalogue for 'Occupied'

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'Catherine O'Donnell

My practice explores the architecture, culture and history of the suburbs, representing the commonly overlooked dwelling of suburbia - the home, in an abstracted form. I have a keen interest in minimalist structures of architecture, the pictorial power of illusion, scale and perspective and the pursuit of a shared narrative is at the heart of my artistic practice.


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Manly Dam Project, Manly Art Gallery (NSW) Review

16 January 2020
Gina Fairley

Left: Eight artists join eight engineers in a collaboration that examines 60 years of the Manly Dam, garnering lessons in coastal erosion, wetland management, biodiversity, climate change and social history.

With eight engineers, eight artists, and around eight months working together, the Manly Dam Project opened at Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M) in December.

Arts and science collaborations are not new; indeed, we have become quite sophisticated in how artists and scientists have shared conversations today. It’s less about taking from each other, and rather about a way to speak in tandem for a shared outcome.


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Ruth Ju-Shih Li for Liminal Magazine

Liminal Magazine
27 April 2020
Matt Chun

Left: Interview #134 - Ruth Li

Ruth Ju-Shih Li is a ceramic artist currently working between Australia, China and Taiwan. She explores different ways of narrating both traditional and multicultural concepts of beauty, transcendence and the sublime.

Li draws from her diverse philosophical and cultural heritage, and from the language of dreams, myths and utopias. Li has exhibited in Sydney, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Thailand.

Ruth spoke with Matt Chun about sculptural ceramics, mandatory quarantine and ‘floating in Jing’.


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Miriam Innes in Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
25 April 2020
Nicole Elphick

Left: Best of the week: What to see, hear and do in Sydney, April 26-May 1

Wednesday, April 29

ART Irish artist Miriam Innes' exhibition Unequivocally New York (until May 16) is open from today by appointment or available to view online. The show captures the stunning architecture and indomitable spirit of the famous city in a series of charcoal drawings. 10am-5pm, May Space, 409b George Street, Waterloo, free,

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Art Almanac - Sydney Printmakers 2020

Sydney Printmakers 2020 in Art Almanac

Art Almanac
1 April 2020

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To April 26 Sydney Printmakers 2020. From April 29 Miriam Innes.

Janet Parker-Smith, Armed for the Unknown No.1 2020, edition 1 of 3, six colour screen print, 120 x 80cm. Courtesy of the artist and MAY SPACE.

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O'Donnell - AGNSW Look

Catherine O'Donnell at Tweed Regional Gallery

LOOK Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, March-April 2020
1 March 2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales


Catherine O'Donnell's intricately rendered charcoal drawings of suburban fibro homes explore the cultural significance of these commonly overlooked, humble modernist forms in her solo exhibition Fibro façade. At Tweed Regional Gallery until 28 June.


Catherine O'Donnell Fibro façade (detail) 2018, installation view. Drawing installation, charcoal on paper, tape, 240 x 2000cm. Photo: Silversalt, courtesy of the artist and MAY SPACE, Sydney."

Art Almanac

Graziela Guardino - Finite infinity

Art Almanac
March 2020

'Finite Infinity' is an exhibition of mixed media works by Graziela Guardino, which the artist has created by building, deconstructing, cutting and painting, pulling threads and sewing using materials including linen, wood, brass, thread and paint.

The series explores the dichotomies of life; absence and presence, darkness and light, and fragility and resilience and 'takes inspiration from poems that express opposing notions in line with my exploration of the binary forces that life presents,' says Guardino.


The Idea of the City: Miriam Innes and the Imagining of New York

January 2020
Andrew Frost

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by Andrew Frost

“I truly felt a strange belonging and familiarity to the city” – Miriam Innes.  


Ruth Li - in group exhibition at Xinying Cultural Centre, Taiwan

Liberty Times (自由時報)
13 January 2020
Wang Han Ping (王涵平)

Left: Spring in Art Xinli Lichun Special Exhibition (藝術走春 新營麗島瀛春特展)

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Ruth Li - Tianan

Ruth Li - in group exhibition at Xinying Cultural Centre, Taiwan

Tainan News │ Nantian Local News
9 January 2020

Left: Lidao Hunchun Invites you to Spring Festival in Xinying Cultural Center

"... The Municipal Culture Bureau Xinying Cultural Center welcomes the coming of the new year, and launches a special exhibition of "2020 Lidao Hunchun", which invites artists from home and abroad to exhibit from January 10 to March 1, using a very diverse medium to provide everyone I can have a very special "Spring Festival" experience this year, and re-establish a friendly relationship with nature and culture. We invite everyone to come to Xinying Cultural Center during the New Year and welcome the new year together."

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Ruth Li - Tianan

Ruth Li in group exhibition 'Every Moment With You' at Xinying Cultural Center, Taiwan

All News Taiwan
9 January 2020
Yan Dabao (顏大堡)

Left: 'The best choice to relieve the pressure after the election, 2020 Lidao Hunchun New Year Special Exhibition'

"... Australian artist Li Ju-Shih (Ruth Ju-Shih Li) said that 6 years ago, her father suffered from cancer, which made her think about life and death and the concept of time. Her daily life is used for meditation, and her work comes from the Eden scene."

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