Kate Holden
is the author of the memoirs In My Skin and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days.

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Culture June 30, 2018

Artist Yvette Coppersmith on the meaning of self-portraiture

Archibald Prize-winning artist Yvette Coppersmith’s principal subject is herself, in works created with little concession to how they might be perceived by others. “To make a work without an awareness of an audience is virtually impossible, even though I began doing portraits or drawings of faces to hang in my childhood room, and that’s probably what I still want to do. It’s a very private process. It’s really private, actually. It’s only the fact that you’re an artist and part of your role is to share your work.”

Culture April 21, 2018

Evelyn Ida Morris’s piano forte

After a decade of critical acclaim as Pikelet, musician Evelyn Ida Morris is releasing the first music under their own name – a grand suite of piano songs, both sung and speechless, about the experience of being non-binary. “Non-binary is very strange, because it’s about preserving that internal space, and feeling proud of it, and finding ways to communicate it.”

Culture November 11, 2017

Yorgos Lanthimos on the alienation of realism

Yorgos Lanthimos teams mundane musings and deadpan delivery to create humour and horror. The Greek filmmaker talks about what inspires his twisted metaphors, and who they are for. “We would never make a film to give a solution or preach something or teach something. It’s just human beings, you know, being in this world and trying to make sense of it and exploring various sides of it and going, ‘Huh, what do you think about that?’ ”

Culture October 28, 2017

Conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth

As a pioneer of conceptual art, Joseph Kosuth’s reflections on the world’s great thinkers glow with deeper meaning. “It’s not about how, it’s about why,” he says. “So I think – not to be vainglorious about it – I instituted, for very selfish reasons, a view of art as something quite different from the inherited tradition.”

Portrait September 23, 2017

Artistic director Darren O’Donnell

A chat with urban planner, author and artistic director of the theatre company Mammalian Diving Reflex Darren O’Donnell.

Portrait August 12, 2017

A day in home daycare

Daycare operator Eliza and her life committed to children.

Portrait June 10, 2017

Theatre director Adena Jacobs

The Book of Exodus director Adena Jacobs on the ethereal connection between the stage and the audience.

Portrait February 18, 2017

Designer and film historian Peter Dietze

A pioneering Melbourne designer discovers a family link to the birth of the Indian film industry.

Portrait January 28, 2017

Dancer and choreographer Eisa Jocson

Philippine pole-dancer performance artist Eisa Jocson.

Portrait December 10, 2016

Abstract artist John Nixon

In the workroom with punk veteran and abstract artist John Nixon.

Culture October 01, 2016

Behind the scenes with Back to Back Theatre

Back to Back Theatre disorients and mesmerises audiences with large themes developed from very personal workshopping.

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