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Exhibition: “Microcosm” By Georgina Hooper

Exhibition: “Microcosm” By Georgina Hooper

Words by Rachael Crouch AUSTRALIAN artist Georgina Hooper realised a long time ago that there is a unique and sublime delicacy to traditional Chinese and Japanese art, as it has strongly influenced her own artistic perspective. Her love of nature and the ocean feature heavily through her gorgeous ink and watercolour paintings, bolstered by a […]

GOMA Helps Out Vanuatu

GOMA Helps Out Vanuatu

Words by Rachel Trevarthen DESPITE a 6.5 Richter scale earthquake, a volcanic eruption for the first time in 100 years and the gale force fury of Cyclone Pam last week, residents of the remote island of Ambrym in central Vanuatu are counting their blessings; most homes have remained intact and no one has died. This […]

Andrea’s Love: Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Andrea’s Love: Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Words by Andrea Love IN the midst of a painful semester of university, there’s nothing I crave more than a rich, chocolate brownie. They’re not healthy or particularly nutrient-dense, but instead, food for the soul. Don’t ever deny yourself the joyous experience of brownie, just make sure you consume in moderation! Brownies are a gooey […]

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GOMA Helps Out Vanuatu

GOMA Helps Out Vanuatu

Words by Rachel Trevarthen DESPITE a 6.5 Richter scale earthquake, a volcanic eruption for the first time in 100 years and the gale force fury of Cyclone Pam last week, residents of the remote island of Ambrym in central Vanuatu are counting their blessings; most homes have remained intact and no one has died. This […]

Pouring Oil On The Political Fire

Pouring Oil On The Political Fire

 Words by Jack Gramenz IN an encapsulating moment in Australian politics, federal LNP minister Andrew Laming was ejected from the House of Representatives for pouring oil all over the goddamn place on Tuesday night. Laming, ostensibly seeking to condemn cruise ship operators for the amount of pollution they release into the ocean but really launching […]

Why Do Men Rape Women?

Why Do Men Rape Women?

Words By Jessica Testa RAPE is one of those taboo subjects that is often swept under the carpet. There are a lot of people who have suffered psychological trauma due to rape. These effects are long-term and the memory can last for a lifetime. Notice I said ‘people’, not ‘women’. I am aware of the […]

Fashion

5 Minutes With Gabi Levi Of Eve & Kane

5 Minutes With Gabi Levi Of Eve & Kane

Words by Matt Huxley EVE & Kane is the colourful shoe brand that has been blowing up all over social media of late. Always on point, and with a texture and shade to complement every pant and skin tone, the brand’s footwear has proven popular with celebrities, bloggers and the general public alike. I had […]

General Pants: Matching People And Pant

General Pants: Matching People And Pant

Words by Matt Huxley DENIM is the one perpetual staple in everyone’s wardrobe, whether you purchase a polyblend version from Lowes or the most expensive pair of Balenciaga’s that you can find. General Pants Co. has been servicing Australia’s denim needs for over 40 years and this year they are doing something just a little […]

Normcore Is Dead, Long Live Storecore

Normcore Is Dead, Long Live Storecore

Words by Jack Gramenz YOU may remember Normcore as that thing you pretended to understand for a month or two in 2014. Inspired by Seinfeld re-runs, Fight Club (the book) and a desire to one up friends who deleted their Instagram account, early adopters of the trend of no trend at all quickly found themselves […]

Lifestyle

Andrea’s Love: Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Andrea’s Love: Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Words by Andrea Love IN the midst of a painful semester of university, there’s nothing I crave more than a rich, chocolate brownie. They’re not healthy or particularly nutrient-dense, but instead, food for the soul. Don’t ever deny yourself the joyous experience of brownie, just make sure you consume in moderation! Brownies are a gooey […]

Men’s Skincare Get’s A Much Needed Update Courtesy Of Lush

Men’s Skincare Get’s A Much Needed Update Courtesy Of Lush

Words by Matt Huxley ONE of the most common misconceptions I hear is that “men don’t need skincare.” I call bullshit. Skin is skin. It needs to be taken care of regardless of the gender. If anything, men need to look after their skin even more then women! Shaving, sweaty beards, a generally poorer diet […]

Screaming Silence Premieres To Anything But Silence

Screaming Silence Premieres To Anything But Silence

Words by Matt Huxley LOCAL company Dear John Film and Theatre premiered their fast paced thriller film Screaming Silence to a full house on Sunday. The premiere screening at the Palace Barracks was packed to the rafters and from all accounts was a stellar show. Screaming Silence Director was “thrilled with the reception.” Exploring the […]

Film

You Are On The Threshold Of Untold Success: Big Eyes

You Are On The Threshold Of Untold Success: Big Eyes

Words by Tess Emmerson Director: Tim Burton Screenplay: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp Synopsis: A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the […]

Film Review: Cinderella

Film Review: Cinderella

Words by Shayne Travis Grieve Director: Kenneth Branagh Screenplay: Chris Weitz Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Holiday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter. Synopsis: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. KENNETH  Branagh’s live […]

Film Review: Insurgent

Film Review: Insurgent

Words by Tim Packer Director: Robert Schwentke Screenplay: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Bomback Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts and Daniel Dae Kim. Synopsis: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. […]

Art

Exhibition: “Microcosm” By Georgina Hooper

Exhibition: “Microcosm” By Georgina Hooper

Words by Rachael Crouch AUSTRALIAN artist Georgina Hooper realised a long time ago that there is a unique and sublime delicacy to traditional Chinese and Japanese art, as it has strongly influenced her own artistic perspective. Her love of nature and the ocean feature heavily through her gorgeous ink and watercolour paintings, bolstered by a […]

Michael Parekowhai At QAGOMA

Michael Parekowhai At QAGOMA

Words by Michelle Cha MICHAEL Parekowhai’s works are bold, grand, and deeply moving. They are usually larger than life and happen to have you with your jaw drop open with amazement, they are that good. From New Zealand, his sculptures explore Maori history, and present day New Zealand culture. His newest exhibition at QAGOMA, ‘Michael […]

Jarrod Van Der Ryken’s Latest Installation Is “Grimy”

Jarrod Van Der Ryken’s Latest Installation Is “Grimy”

Words by Michelle Cha EMPTY Places/With Suspicion is the latest exhibition by Brisbane based artist Jarrod Van Der Ryken; this installation is practically a dilapidated house inside the gallery space of Metro Arts. Both awakening and frightening, Jarrod revisited his old family home and channelled his experience into this project. The exhibition is open Monday […]