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Ocker-stocracy | The Art of Reg Mombassa

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When deciding on his pseudonym, Chris O’Doherty wanted to strike the perfect balance. Passing through Dorky Bladder and Brett Orlando, the then teenager landed on Reg Mombassa - half truck-driver, half exotic stranger. This merging of the humdrum and fantastical epitomises Mombassa, who’s quirky vision of life has lodged in our heart Down Under. Reg Mombassa 'Nocturne with Carbone and Truckskull'   Mombassa is an Antipodean Renaissance man. The frontman of bands Mental as Anything and Dog Trumpet, a designer for Mambo, the creative director of Sydney's 2013 New Years Eve, contributor to the 2000 Sydney Olympics and above all,...

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Tradition, Modernity and Illicit Nipples | Christopher Rimmer’s Vital Portraits of Africa’s Last Tribes

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The result of two years spent along the Kunene River, Melbourne-based photographer Christopher Rimmer’s new series is now available, despite being first shut down by Facebook.    Christopher Rimmer 'Herero Woman, Namibia'   Internationally acclaimed photographer Christopher Rimmer’s new series ‘Confluence - Tradition & Modernity in the Last Remaining Tribes of Africa’, features striking portraits of ancient tribes-people. Now available at Angela Tandori Fine Art, these works raise pertinent questions about the pressures of modernity and inadvertently, the arbitrariness online censorship. Among the tribes represented are semi-nomadic pastoralists, the Ovahimba people. In an accessible region, this tribe has become a...

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Behold Africa's Last Remaining Tribes with Christopher Rimmer

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The concept of confluence, meaning the merging of two rivers runs deep through Christopher Rimmer’s new body of work. Born from the Kunene River, these photographs capture some of the last remaining tribes in Namibia and Southern Angola, charting not only the meeting of life and water, but of new and old worlds.   From the Angola highlands to the Atlantic Ocean - the Kunene River in Southern Africa.    Among the tribes represented are semi-nomadic pastoralists, the Ovahimba people. In an accessible region, these striking, ancient people have become a popular tourist destination. This frequent contact with Western tourists however,...

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Welcome to Whiteley's World

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Brett Whiteley is a legend of Australian art. Despite his tragic death 27 years ago, Australia is still transfixed by rebel, icon and artist. You can visit his studio, see his drawings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in a Whiteley opera or take one of his works home. An opportunity to revisit the enigma, here is a guide to everything Whiteley. Welcome to Whiteley’s world.  The poetry lives on. Brett Whiteley - 'Poem for a Lover'.   Your Weekend Guide to Brett Whiteley Escape into Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden Not sign posted and without official opening...

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5 Question Interview with Philippe Le Miere

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Marvel Stadium, the seductiveness of villains and the quest to overcome ads - in this interview, Philippe Le Miere talks all things BLOCK-BUSTER. Discover the spark behind his series, how Hollywood is nesting in Australia and what Le Miere learnt from the other side.    The largest Marvel exhibition ever staged right in the heart of Brisbane. At the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art - 'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe'.    How you would describe the experience of creating ‘Block-Buster’? It began by asking a simple question -  “what are the mythic stories we tell each other today?”, and ended as a series...

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