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DISTRACTION IS THE MOTHER TONGUE: Clare Longley, ‘Garden series with boundaries’, ReadingRoom [April 2020]

A response to Clare Longley's exhibition 'Garden series with boundaries' at ReadingRoom, Melbourne, 14 February to 7 March 2020.   DISTRACTION IS THE MOTHER TONGUE By Hester Lyon   There is a rambling garden in four paths. They allude towards alignment. If you traced each of these paths outward, they would incrementally diverge. Tread each… Continue reading DISTRACTION IS THE MOTHER TONGUE: Clare Longley, ‘Garden series with boundaries’, ReadingRoom [April 2020]

Review: ‘Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth’ at Centre of Contemporary Photography [September 2018]

[Read here] Hester Lyon, ‘Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth’, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 27 July – 9 September 2018, Memo Review, 2018, URL: https://memoreview.net/blog/sonia-leber-and-david-chesworth-architecture-makes-us-cinematic-visions-at-the-centre-of-contemporary-photography-by-hester-lyon

Beyond ‘The Field Revisited’: Reflections on the Curatorial Agency to ‘Re-’ [November 2018]

At the start of this year, the National Gallery of Victoria ‘restaged’ its inaugural exhibition as The Field Revisited. After fifty years, ‘restaged’ became the official institutional framing in an attempt to uphold the NGV’s ideology of curatorial objectivity. As an institution that rarely attaches a single author to an exhibition the implicit powers of… Continue reading Beyond ‘The Field Revisited’: Reflections on the Curatorial Agency to ‘Re-’ [November 2018]

Pedagogical Tweets: A discussion with Dr Rachel Marsden [October 2018]

The Unassuming Power of Twitter in the Arts A recorded conversation with Dr Rachel Marsden. Audio was recorded with the permission of the interviewee.   TRANSCRIPT [Intro music] Hester: Hey and welcome back to Agony Arts. This week I’m talking to Dr Rachel Marsden. She holds a PhD in Contemporary Chinese art and recently lectured… Continue reading Pedagogical Tweets: A discussion with Dr Rachel Marsden [October 2018]