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Isadora Vaughan, Recalcitrant Bodies, installation view. Photography: André Piguet.

"The Great Indoors": Recalcitrant Bodies, by Isadora Vaughan at The Honeymoon Suite, Lv1, 60 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 1–23 September 2017

Isadora Vaughan's practice is synonymous with a certain style of sculpture and installation that has emerged over the past decade amongst a new generation of (usually VCA-trained) Melbourne-based artists. It is a style that emphasises materiality, indeterminacy and conting...

Francis Plagne
Smallness: Trevelyan Clay at Neon Parc and Kate Smith at Sutton, by Francis Plagne

Kate Smith, An Impression of an impression (after Rupert Bunny) 2, 2017, texta biro acrylic and oil on linen, 35.5 x 51cm. Photo credit: Andrew Curtis.

Smallness: Trevelyan Clay ‘Moments Today’ at Neon Parc (August 31 – October 7) and Kate Smith ‘An Impression of an impression’ at Sutton Gallery ( September 8 – October 7).

I confess to being a sucker for bad painting. Not, that is, for all painting that fails in whatever way to be good, but for the particular style of offhand, deli...

Audrey Schmidt
'People Soup' at Suicidal Oil Piglet, by Audrey Schmidt

Hana Earles, $1070, 2017, 08:00.

People Soup, Suicidal Oil Piglet, 19 Moreland Rd Coburg, Melbourne, 25 August—16 September 2017.

Suicidal Oil Piglet, an unusual gallery name for which there is no given explanation, opened earlier this year in Coburg, Melbourne, by co-founders and artists Calum Lockey and Zac Segbedzi. Prior to SOP’s opening, the duo ran the website Melbourne Offsite Index with Hana Earles from 2015-6; documenting offsite shows staged in environments ranging from pa...

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...