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'Beneath the Band Aid'

6 November 2019
- by Aaron Dries

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BENEATH THE BAND AID
by Aaron Dries

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Branxton

6 November 2019
Charles Croucher

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BRANXTON
by Charles Croucher

When the internet was in its infancy, we used to joke that the only information superhighway we needed ran through Nan’s phone.

My grandmother, a telephonist during the middle decades of last century, still wielded her rotary phone like a professional and was constantly up to date with the happenings of family, friends and the entire town.

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'My Brother calls this place God's Country'

6 November 2019
- a poem by Todd Fuller

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My Brother calls this place God’s Country
A poem by Todd Fuller

Welcome to Branxton, we have two cemeteries and no hospital. This was the corner where I caught the bus.
Leave our bags in a pile, buy sweets, walk home. Repeat.
Don’t talk to Peter, he threw rocks at me last week.

That house belonged to Nana Dries, that one to Aunty Rita. The Thomas’s. The Thrifts. The Daggs. Wave to Rocky. I don’t know who lives in that one now, but I do know her dog barks at night.

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Todd Fuller in Art Almanac November 2019

Art Almanac
30 October 2019

Left: MAY SPACE - Todd Fuller, 'Untitled 19 (To see the ocean for the first time)' 2018

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In Studio with Ruth Ju-shih Li

New Ceramics: The European Ceramics Magazine
Issue 4, 2019
Evelyne Schoenmann

Ruth, we met in Yingge/Taiwan at the last IAC/AIC meeting and you told me about your very interesting background and busy life as an artist.
As an artist I divide my time between my studios in Sydney-Australia, Taipei (Taiwan) and in Jingdezhen (PR China). I was born in Taiwan and migrated to New Zealand with my family when I was three years old, and then to Australia when I was ten. Having lived most of my life in Sydney and studied at the National Art School in Australia, I identify as a Taiwanese-Australian artist.

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Read online: http://neue-keramik.de/wp/index.php/nc/archive/issue-42019/


The Sculpture on the Farm Event...

Dungog Chronicle
29 October 2019

Left: The Sculpture on the Farm event drew 2000 visitors

More than 2000 people trekked to beautiful Fosterton over the October long weekend for the Sculpture on the Farm event.

Committee Chair Philippa Graham said the committee was so grateful to the mayor, Tracy Norman for officially opening the exhibition.

"Her warmth and enthusiasm was infectious as she regaled the gathered throng with her advocacy for Dungog and its people," said Mrs Graham.

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Read online: https://www.dungogchronicle.com.au/story/6457647/sculpture-on-the-farm-a-hit-with-all-ages/?cs=410#slide=0


Todd Fullers exhibit of Branxton...

The Maitland Mercury
25 October 2019
Rick Allen

Left: Todd Fuller's exhibit of Branxton at May Space gallery in Waterloo, Sydney

Todd Fuller lives in Sydney and has had his artwork exhibited all around Australia, but his love of Branxton still burns brightly.

So much so the 31-year-old's latest exhibition is a snapshot of Branxton - in his own words "a nod to stories of greatness there, to some weird things ... a nostalgic cross section of Branxton."

Fuller, 31, grew up in Branxton and lived there until he was 18 when he went to National Art School.

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Read online: https://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/6458016/artist-puts-his-love-of-home-town-branxton-in-the-spotlight/#slide=1


Artist Todd Fuller to feature body of work "mayor of Shelly Beach" on Harry Thompson at Sydney exhibition

Port Macquarie News
23 October 2019

THERE'S a special kind of magic outside of Australia's metropolitan areas and artist Todd Fuller found it in Port Macquarie.

Mr Fuller was an artist in residence at the Glasshouse in 2018 and used the "mayor of Shelly Beach" Harry Thompson as his muse for an exhibition of works in February.

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Read online: https://www.portnews.com.au/story/6454064/harrys-legacy-to-feature-in-exhibit-of-unique-australian-stories/


The Shortlist

Sydney Morning Herald
20 September 2019

Group exhibition Square coordinated by Lisa Jones features ten contemporary Australian artists who begin with the same set format of squares as a starting point before allowing their improvisational skills to create unique works exploring the relationship between realism and abstraction. The works traverse mediums, from paint to sculpture, 3D to flat, and geometric to fluid shapes, all aiming to reimagine the practice of collaboration in art.



Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2019

Sydney Morning Herald
12 September 2019
John McDonald

Left: Represented artist Ruth Ju-Shih Li mentioned in John McDonald's review of Sydney Contemporary 2019 in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Read online: https://www.johnmcdonald.net.au/2019/sydney-contemporary-art-fair-2019/?utm_campaign=31c07b2c3f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_18_COPY_25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Website%20Subscriptions&utm_term=0_b7a71c8b42-31c07b2c3f-84162749


Fine art fights the patriarchy at Paris Fashion Week

Creative Boom
24 September 2019
Katy Cowan

This year, Paris Fashion Week isn't just about the catwalk. Work by leading female artists is also going on show, in a pop-up gallery curated by The House of Fine Art (HOFA).

Curated by HOFA co-founder, Simonida Pavicevic, the themes of the show are self-discovery through art, femininity and feminism, and the fluidity of sensory perception.

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Read online: https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/women-in-the-arts/


Artist in Focus - Loribelle Spirovski

Blackwater Gallery
29 August 2019

29th August 2019

Artist in Focus - Loribelle Spirovski

This week we look at the work of Loribelle Spirovski, an artist who has gone from strength to strength and whose evocative works convey multiple stories across the canvas.

In her own words, Loribelle talks to us about her journey and process...

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Read online: https://www.blackwatergallery.co.uk/latest/artist-focus-loribelle-spirovski/