Penguins and Auroras: Antarctic images by Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe sails to Antarctica with the Mawson Centenary Expedition

I had a wonderful talk to Wendy Sharpe in her studio this week, about her six weeks on board the Aurora Australis in January-February this year [2012], as an invited artists with the Mawson centenary expedition to Antarctica. Wendy had been invited by David Jensen, chairman and CEO of the Mawson's Huts Foundation, to help ...

Archibald Prize 2012, or “Smudge Storrier’s big day out”

When Tim Storrier won the Archibald Prize on March 30, 2012, no one expected the occasion at the Art Gallery of NSW to become a doggy day out. But that's exactly what happened when Storrier's family cajoled the gallery attendants into giving the family pooch special access. And quite rightly so, because Smudge the rescued ...

William Kentridge talks to Artwriter about his latest Sydney exhibition

South African contemporary artist William Kentridge is one of the world’s most extraordinary artists and, in recent years, one of the most celebrated. Kentridge’s work is inventive, poetic, dramatic, reflective, political, sincere and communicative of the human condition. I interviewed Kentridge on March 9, 2012, when he came to Sydney for the opening of his Annandale ...

Shaun Gladwell: Midnight Traceur and other recent works

I interviewed Shaun Gladwell at Anna Schwartz Gallery in CarriageWorks on October 25, 2011, during the installation of his exhibition, Riding with Death: Redux. Here's the text of our interview. Gladwell, who has moved to London to live, talked about his parkour video titled Midnight Traceur. This is the one that features this parkour artist, Ali Kadhim. ...