Tim Alves
John Stezaker: Lost World

John Stezaker: Lost World

Centre for Contemporary Photography, 21 September – 11 November 2018

By Tim Alves

John Stezaker's collage entitled Mask (Film Portrait Collage) CLXXIII, 2014, comprises only two elements, a pair of found photographs: a smiling 1940s Hollywood publicity portrait and a picture postcard depicting a stone bridge at Killarney, Ireland, from perhaps sometime between the wars. The postcard is simply pasted over the Hollywood actor's visage, but it's deceptively simple....

Tim Alves
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

Shepparton Art Museum, 26 May–12 August, 2018

By Tim Alves

Raquel Ormella’s artworks have been included in a number of thematic exhibitions exploring the relationships between art and activism in recent years; examples include Direct Democracy, at MUMA in 2013 and See You at the Barricades, at AGNSW in 2015. These exhibitions showed her series of trade union style banners I’m Worried This Will Become a Slogan, 1999–2009, and her series of “reworked...