Chelsea Hopper
Diane Arbus: American Portraits, Heide Museum of Modern Art

Diane Arbus: American Portraits

Heide Museum of Art, 21 March – 17 June 2018

By Chelsea Hopper

“You can’t take any photos”, I was told at the front desk. The request was unexpected, as restrictions of this kind for an exhibition seemed slightly dated considering how accessible and abundant images have become in our digitally soaked, super-sharing culture – not to mention how widely available many of the images seen in the exhibition are online. Was this just a cautionary move to avoid the...

Chelsea Hopper
'Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy', at  Heide Museum of Modern Art, by Chelsea Hopper

Jenny Watson, White Horse with Telescope, 2012, synthetic polymer paint on rabbit skin glue primed cotton, Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery © the artist

Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 4 November 2017 – 3 March 2018

When you first start making stuff, finding your voice as an artist can be a bit of a slog. There will always be bad paintings, clumsy drawings of still lifes and failed charcoal figures from the life drawing classes you were forced t...