Anna Parlane
Can you wear a digital cloak? Kirsten Lyttle's 'Digital Mana' at Centre for Contemporary Photography, by Anna Parlane

Kirsten Lyttle, Gundulu/Emu Kākahu huruhuru, (Detail) (2018), Macramé cord (Cotton), Cotton twine, Digital prints on Fuji lustre paper. Dimensions variable 143cm (width) x 118cm (height) approx. Image Credit: Jack Loel.

Kirsten Lyttle, Digital Mana, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2 February – 11 March 2018.

Kirsten Lyttle (Waikato, Ngāti Tāhinga, Tainui a Whiro) is a New Zealand-born, Australia-based artist who has built a practice on the intersection of photography and weaving:...

Anna Parlane
Jason Phu, 'My Parents Met at the Fish Market' at Westspace, by Anna Parlane

Jason Phu, My Parents Met at the Fish Market, 2017. Installation image, Westspace. Photo credit: Christo Crocker.

Jason Phu, My Parents Met at the Fish Market, Westspace, 27 October – 9 December 2017.

Jason Phu’s My Parents Met at the Fish Market is the latest in Westspace’s series of solo commissions, in which all four galleries are given over to one artist. While he is younger and less experienced than previously commissioned artists, Phu is clearly up to the task of filling the sp...

Anna Parlane
'Forever Transformed' at Gertrude Contemporary by Anna Parlane

Tabita Rezaire, Peaceful Warrior, 2015. Digital Video. Photo courtesy of Gertrude Contemporary. Photo Credit: Christo Crocker.

Forever Transformed, Gertrude Contemporary, 21 High St Preston, 28 July – 9 September 2017.

The recent relocation of Gertrude Contemporary from its long-term home in Fitzroy is both cause and effect of Melbourne’s ongoing gentrification. Having occupied 200 Gertrude Street for over three decades, the gallery’s move was forced by the rising costs of remaining i...

Anna Parlane
‘Sky Country: Our Connection to the Cosmos’ at Blak Dot Gallery, by Anna Parlane

Hayley Millar-Baker (Gunditjmara), Dark 1, Dark 5, Dark 2 and Country at Night (installation view), courtesy the artist, Image: Steven Rhall

Sky Country: Our Connection to the Cosmos, Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St Brunswick, 11-28 May 2017

It's not often acknowledged just how much visual art comes to life through words, conversation, storytelling. Or, at least, it's not often explicitly acknowledged. It's implicitly acknowledged constantly: every time an art gallery stages an art...