The Fractured Whole

At the turn of the twentieth century, Europe entered a new age, characterised by rapid progress being made in areas of science, industry, philosophy and psychology. In the wake of this progress, the modernist movement emerged in art and literature, embracing the impetus of change and rejecting traditional modes in order to capture the experience and energy of the new.

critical thinking / over thinking

CRITICAL THINKING / OVER-THINKING For Andy Harwood, shown at The Third Quarter Gallery, Paddington, October 2019 Brisbane artist, Andy Harwood, presents a collection of non-representational artworks in his latest exhibition, Critical thinking / over-thinking. Harwood has previously shown works in group and solo exhibitions, his most recent, Incremental Structure, shown at Maverick Art Space (2018). This exhibition…… Continue reading critical thinking / over thinking


RECLAMATION For Elspeth Merriman, shown at Side Gallery, Red Hill, April 2021 Elspeth Merriman is a Brisbane based artist working predominantly in illustration. Born in 1990, Merriman studied design in 2009 with a focus on digital illustration, however found the digital form stifled her ability to command an audience and communicate narrative. Merriman has…… Continue reading reclamation

the dandy & duchamp

There has been a long-standing link in history between art and political statement. As society shifts from one historical era to the next, art provides its mirror, reflecting the changing social mores, class tensions, gender relations and fashions that shift alongside it. In particular, one figure reappears in these transitory moments in history, a symbol…… Continue reading the dandy & duchamp

the void & “the abbey in the oakwood”

In 335 BC, Aristotle wrote his Poetics, the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory. In his discussion of tragedy, he introduces readers to the ability of art to induce catharsis, a concept that has persisted in the enquiries of later philosophers such as Kant, Burke, and Freud. Aristotle also distinguishes his aesthetic theories from those of his…… Continue reading the void & “the abbey in the oakwood”