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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Sally Smart was born in 1960 in Quorn, South Australia. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and countries including China, United States, Belgium, Hong Kong, Brazil, New Zealand, Spain and Japan.

Sally studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Master of Fine Arts, (1991) Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Post-graduate Diploma in Painting (1988). She was Trustee, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia from 2001-08.

Collections include National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Sally currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Featured Artworks

Femmage (Popova insect) by Sally Smart contemporary artwork Sally SmartFemmage (Popova insect), 2000 Acrylic, collage, felt and material on canvas
213.8 x 167.6 cm
Tarrawarra Museum of Art

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Entang Wiharso and Sally Smart Ocula Conversation Entang Wiharso and Sally Smart

On the 30 November 2015, an e-conversation commenced between Entang Wiharso in Yogyakarta; Sally Smart in Yogyakarta and her studio in Melbourne, and Natalie King corresponding from her office at the University of Melbourne. Their triangulated exchange foregrounded the major two-person exhibition Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History,...

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