Pure Form illuminates the seismic shift away from traditional ceramic-making that occurred in Japan after World War II with a breathtakingly beautiful, extensive, and scholarly exhibition of ceramics which favour form over function.
Daniel Riley’s inaugural program as new artistic director of Australian Dance Theatre presents a collaborative and thoughtful triptych of works that mediates between the disparate world-views of Aboriginal and post-colonial Australia, reflecting the disruption and hope that comes at times of urgent transformation.
Watching the Adelaide premiere of Manifesto feels less like viewing a performance and more like witnessing an explosive, ecstatic and primal phenomenon.
Three disparate worlds are currently contained within Samstag Museum’s walls: two compelling audio-visual installations by eminent British artist Isaac Julien, and a realm of uncanny, biomorphic entities created by Australian ceramicist Helen Fuller.
You can thank two years of Melbourne lockdowns for yielding the comedy gold Judith Lucy and Denise Scott deliver in their hilarious, Beckett-crossed-with-Flying-High-infused show. ★★★★★
Sebastian Goldspink’s visceral and compelling curation of works by 25 contemporary Australian artists fulfils the tricky task of weaving together the manifold preoccupations of our unsettled times, opening up portals to transcendence, and offering hope through our interconnectedness and resilience.