the influence

the influence January 29, 2022

Angela Tiatia

For Angela Tiatia, the performance art of Latai Taumoepeau was revelatory.

the influence January 22, 2022

Ari Wegner

As the daughter of a painter, cinematographer Ari Wegner found inspiration from an early age in the portraiture of Lucian Freud.

the influence December 18, 2021

David Hallberg

The Australian Ballet’s artistic director, David Hallberg, says French choreographer Jérôme Bel opened his eyes – and broke his heart.

the influence December 11, 2021

Jonathan Jones

For artist Jonathan Jones, Aunty Esme Timbery’s striking shell works are a direct line to Aboriginal artmaking traditions at La Perouse.

the influence December 4, 2021

Emma Donovan

The deepest influence on ARIA-nominated Emma Donovan is the music of her grandparents, Micko and Aileen Donovan.

the influence November 27, 2021

Shen Xin

Artist Shen Xin says the layering of desire, bondage and labour in Hito Steyerl’s video Lovely Andrea has deeply informed their understanding of image.

the influence November 20, 2021

Amrita Hepi

Multidisciplinary artist Amrita Hepi pays homage to Adrian Piper’s groundbreaking short video Funk Lessons.

the influence November 13, 2021

Jacek Koman

A major inspiration behind Jacek Koman’s current role is the father-son love story in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead.

the influence November 6, 2021

Stephen Dupont

Acclaimed war photographer Stephen Dupont traces his vocation back to the shock of first seeing Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son.

the influence October 30, 2021

Joel Ma

When Joel Ma was a teenager, his mother took him to see William Yang’s one-man show Sadness, and it changed his life.

the influence October 23, 2021

Jo Lloyd

For choreographer Jo Lloyd, the discomfort of Leos Carax’s film Holy Motors is part of its uneasy brilliance.