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Julie Ewington

Julie Ewington

Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator, and broadcaster living in Sydney.

Julie Ewington reviews 'Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre' edited by Talia Linz and Michelle Newton

May 2020, no. 421 28 April 2020
This beautiful book is ostensibly a conventional art monograph. In its innovative tweaking of the standard model, however, Centre of the Centre is one of the most rewarding publications about an Australian artist in recent years. Exploring two decades of ambitious work by Mel O’Callaghan, an Australian based in Paris, the book begins now, with her latest projects. In a quasi-geological enterpris ... (read more)

A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki)

ABR Arts 18 December 2019
New Zealander Colin McCahon is the greatest postwar artist of the two antipodean countries. Hands down. In his own country, McCahon (1919–87) is a household name, and the exhibition A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and the associated publication of Justin Paton’s McCahon Country (Penguin Books), celebrate his centenary. Surprisingly, though, ma ... (read more)
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