Artist Spotlight #82: Sorcha Yelland

Q: Hello Sorcha! Please tell us a little about yourself. A: Hi! I’m a final year glass student at UniSA, who grew up in Adelaide and spent a lot of my childhood in Drogheda in Ireland. I play roller derby as a hobby and I’m totally glass obsessed! Q: What form does your inspiration take? Is it people, travel, atmosphere, historical figures, memories or something … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #82: Sorcha Yelland

Collage Talks: Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art, and Colours of Impressionism

Natalie Carfora: Why Impressionism? Why Musée d’Orsay? Was this an exhibition and a period that you have been looking to explore here at the gallery for some time? How did it generally come about? Tony Magnusson: Okay, so, I am sort of answering this question on behalf of our recently departed director Nick [Mitzevich], who worked with the Musée d’Orsay and also with the Federal Government Agency … Continue reading Collage Talks: Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art, and Colours of Impressionism

Jewellery Made of Bones

Olivia Dryden has been making jewellery since she was 13 years old. She started up making beaded costume jewellery and selling it at markets. This year, she is travelling to London to spend three months establishing connections and developing her skills in taxidermy and jewellery making. Pretty incredible, right? Olivia is an up and coming Adelaide-based jeweller. Between those early days at the markets and … Continue reading Jewellery Made of Bones

Collage Talks: Ghostpatrol (David Booth) for the Adelaide Biennial 2018

N: You’ve been working with Hugo Michell for quite a while now, is it through this avenue that you were offered a part in the Adelaide Biennial? GP: I don’t really know how I ‘got in’, I don’t know how that process works but… It’s Hugo’s 10th birthday this year, which means that that’s about 10 years of working with him. But um, I guess … Continue reading Collage Talks: Ghostpatrol (David Booth) for the Adelaide Biennial 2018

Collage Talks: Anna Steen (State Theatre Company of South Australia)

It’s a love story, of two sisters both experiencing intense matters of the heart but more importantly it’s about their unconditional love for each other. This production is female-led – the sisters are at the heart of it. And it’s about love winning out against the forces of a society driven by wealth, status and power, in which love can be bruised, crushed and battered but ultimately wins. Continue reading Collage Talks: Anna Steen (State Theatre Company of South Australia)

Collage Talks: Sophie Potts of the State Theatre Company

With the commencement of the first State Theatre Company production of 2018 a few days away, I had the opportunity to chat with the publicist, Sophie Potts. We talk about the significance of In the Club, which is a part of this years’ Adelaide Festival, as well as productions she’s excited for in the upcoming season.   How long have you been a publicist for … Continue reading Collage Talks: Sophie Potts of the State Theatre Company

Collage Talks: Remi Kolawole of REMI

Collage: Have you been into music since you were a kid? What are some of your early influences? Remi: I’ve definitely been into music since I was a kid. My parents had me playing piano when I was very young. The people that I guess influenced me as a child, I’m gonna say influenced me as a child, but they’re people that I loved as … Continue reading Collage Talks: Remi Kolawole of REMI

Artist Spotlight #81: Laura Gentgall

Hi Laura, please tell our readers a bit about who you are! I’m a 20 year old Nursing student and artist from Adelaide. I’ve currently switched my focus from creating my own art to developing Girl Space – an inclusive all female art space. I act as a mentor to female artists and set up exhibitions and events that showcase these artists. Although this takes up a … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #81: Laura Gentgall

Artist Spotlight #80: Kristen Cowell

Q: Hello Kristen! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: I am a self-taught artist and have been drawing and painting since I was a little girl. After completing high school and starting a degree in Graphic Design I decided to push myself in what I love to do by creating these abstract pieces. I have always been creative with any style … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #80: Kristen Cowell

Interview: Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia

In November 2017, the second edition of the Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art opened at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), following a very successful inaugural Tarnanthi Festival in 2015 (reviewed by Collage co-founder Josephine Boult). Collage writer Matilda Handsley-Davis sat down with Nici Cumpston, AGSA’s Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Artistic Director of Tarnanthi, to discuss selected works and themes from Tarnanthi at the Gallery, the Festival’s major exhibition hosted at AGSA. Continue reading Interview: Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia