• Gail Sorronda "Quelle Horreur". Bon Bon Dress | Love In A Puff Leggings. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

  • Gail Sorronda "Quelle Horreur". Chaise Tunic. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

  • Gail Sorronda "Quelle Horreur". Flight Dress. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

  • Gail Sorronda "Quelle Horreur". Love in a Puff Blouse. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

  • Gail Sorronda "Quelle Horreur". Chandelier Dress. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

  • Gail Sorronda, "Quelle Horreur" St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fortitude Valley. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

  • Gail Sorronda, "Quelle Horreur" St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fortitude Valley. Image courtesy Jennifer Mendez.

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Simon Marsh

Intent on exploring the inherent interstices evident throughout contemporary art practice – the spaces between space – Simon Marsh holds a distinct fascination for locating the “material events” the aesthetic import, the metaphysical imperatives relegated to the viewing of contemporary art.

Simon has a vast experience in interviewing and both pre and post production techniques. As a multi-media performance artist Simon has – amongst others –  been involved in projects at the I.M.A Brisbane, for the Brisbane City Council and Arts Queensland.

He views Panoptic as formulating a style of production best seen to completely unpack an artwork, concept or exhibition of works by artists and art theorists. His main interest lies with contemporary art, artists, ideals and idea’s and contextualising this in a transparent brand of critical discussion.

As a graduate of the University of Queensland with an extended major in Art History, course work Honors and a recipient of the dean’s commendation for high achievement, Simon’s main self-imposed directive is to uphold the seemingly diminishing value of the Art Historical discipline.

Articles Archived:

Robert Andrew: Recalibrating Country Read here…

Carolyn Mackenzie Craig: Through The Keyhole, Gambit Lines, Bosz Gallery July 2016 Read Here…

The Fringe Benefit of Intention: Chris Worfold, A View of the Woods, October, 2015 Read Here…

This Is NOT An Artefact: Drawing International Brisbane 2015 Read Here…

The Materiality of an Artistic Existence Read Here…

The Absolute Authority of Authenticity Read Here…

The Simplicity of Truth: Death Is Not the Enemy Read Here…

The Collapse of Refinement Read Here…

Who’s Afraid of Indigenous Art? Read Here…

The Terminal Attrition of a Conscious Memory Read Here…

An Art Beyond The End of Art Read Here…

Christian Flynn: Power is Born Here Read Here…

Intelligible Inversions of a Tired Reality? Read Here…

 Monetising The Queensland Art and Creative Industry Sectors Read Here

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Jane Denison

An Artist, Art Historian graduating in 2012 from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) augmented by a double major in Art History, Jane Denison has a colourful 20-year pedigree throughout the Australian arts sector. She holds an insatiable appetite for mosaic art and its history, traveling regularly to Italy studying traditional techniques of mosaic making and is a frequent contributor to international magazines such as Groutline (U.S.) and BAMM (U.K.) with a focus on contemporary mosaic artists. Jane also occupies vast experience in the commercial gallery sector and is responsible for the introduction of giclee prints to Australia. Based in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Jane shares a rare insight into artists and galleries from Brisbane to Lismore and beyond.

Articles Archived:

The Physicality of Process Read Here…

The Disorienting Virtuosity of an Artistic Integrity Read Here… 

Blurring the Divide Between the Collected and the Ordinary Read Here…

Relations of Mutual Resonance: Nic Plowman Kings, Popes and Other Fools Read Here…

Bloom: Megan Puls Read Here…

A Longing for Meaning: Michael Zavros and The Prince Read Here…

Another Time, Another Place: Joel Rea Read Here…

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Jonathon McWilliam

Jonathon McWilliam has been studying the visual arts for the past eight years. In 2011 he completed his Bachelor of Arts with an extended major in Art History and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Queensland. He has recently completed Honors in Art History, with a specific focus on contemporary art and has continued to focus his philosophical studies in post modern philosophy and psychoanalytic theory. This philosophical background resonates strongly throughout his method of inquiry and criticism. Jonathon’s interests are also centered around geography, geopolitics and economic theory, including their relationship to the art world. His approach is international and far reaching, with his recent work focussed on Central and Eastern European art. It is this interest in international affairs that informs his analysis of Australian art and culture.

Articles Archived:

Varda Caivano: The Density of The Actions. Read Here…

Chris Inwood: Life Is. 2013 Bird Gallery: 24th of November – 8th of December. Read here…

Post-Modernism and the Seduction of an Unwinnable Game. Read here…

The Reflexive Communication of Sensation. Read here…

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Cameron Hope

Cameron Hope

Cameron Hope has studied Art History formally as an undergraduate, where he focused on modern and contemporary art. He completed his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and English Literature from the University of Queensland in 2013. Cameron has also completed his Honours in Art History with his thesis submission focusing on the practice of contemporary Melbourne artist Marco Fusinato. He maintains an independent research interest in philosophy, which motivates thinking and writing about film, photography, science and technology. This particular thread of inter disciplinary research motivates the formulation of a critical eye ever ready to explore the how’s and why’s of a contemporary artistic practice. 

Articles Archived:

Echoes of Formal Motifs: A Show of Devotion. Read here…

Simon Degroot: Indirect Response, a Synthesis of Abstract Constructs. Read here…

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Dr Christine Louise Dauber

Dr Christine Louise Dauber

Christine Dauber lives and works in Brisbane as an independent art critic. Her formal training in the area includes: an arts degree with a double major and an Honours Degree in Art History. In 2007 she was awarded her Doctorate (with Dean’s Honours Commendation) from the University of Queensland. Her thesis “Highjacked Agenda: The National Museum of Australia and the Gallery of the First Australians” addresses how the inclusion of the Gallery of the First Australians within a national museum context, inflects concepts of the national in Australian cultural life. Her thesis also undertakes a detailed analysis of the chameleon like qualities of the architecture which, Dauber argues, must be read in the context of the exhibitions within: she situates the controversies surrounding the opening of the museum within the history wars debate.

Dauber’s articles have been published in both Australian and international art journals and books of collected works. She has published in the area of imposture (Elizabeth Durack and Eddie Burrup), on the exhibition of Aboriginal/indigenous culture in museums and more recently on selected artists’ work. She has had teaching experience at University of Queensland and QUT, has acted as arts critic and editor for the e-journal M/COnline and as convenor of the Queensland Art Gallery’s journal Artlines. She has a record of innovative public programming. She has been an active member of a number of arts related boards including Queensland Art Gallery Society (as both President and Committee member) and is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Friends of the University of Queensland. She has had extensive fundraising experience whilst also being a patron of the arts.

Articles Archived:

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox: Paintings 2002-2010 Read Here

Feminine Power and Sorronda’s Garden Read Here

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Julia Rodwell

Over the last few years, Julia Rodwell has developed a strong interest in contemporary art from the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Her passion emerged during her studies at the University of Melbourne where, in 2011, she completed an Honours thesis exploring contemporary Iranian photography and the history of portraiture in the surrounding region. She is particularly interested in the ways contemporary artists respond to issues relating to identity and stereotype and wishes to extend her studies in this field. In 2012, she interned in the curatorial department for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Abu Dhabi project and was responsible for researching potential artworks for the museum’s collection. Julia is currently completing a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne.

Articles Archived:

Shahzia Sikander  Read Here

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