Small stories unfolding

by HRM on December 12, 2012

There’s a Confucius quote that goes something like “the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Kyle Hughes-Odgers is the exceptionally talented Perth-based artist who is carrying these small stones.



by HRM on March 28, 2012

Nathaniel Bellows is interested in narrative – he is a writer, musician and illustrator – and uses his work to explore the realms of memory, particularly the mysterious process of recollection.


Where the Concrete Desert Blooms

by HRM on January 30, 2012

Born in Macau and raised in Thornhill, Tings Chak chose Hamilton, Ontario, for a home for her university years. Her graphic novella, Where the Concrete Desert Blooms, tells the stories of Hamilton – the hammer, steel city, lunch bucket town – through its history, intimate interviews with its residents.


Illustrating Finnegans Wake

by HRM on September 9, 2011

I first saw Stephen Crowe’s work at Shakespeare & Company, nestled above a refined selection of antique books with beautiful spines in the main room. The page I saw looked like the beginning of an illustrated Grimm’s story. I pointed it out to my friend Lauren – whispering, as there was a reading taking place – and she told me that it was an illustration of Finnegans Wake. Curious about his project, I contacted Crowe to find out more.

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With Wonder and Astonishment

by HRM on September 5, 2011

Badaude – (ba’daude; nf): a person given to idle observation of everything with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler – describes herself as a “writer with pictures”. I met Badaude (otherwise known as Joanna Walsh) for the first time in the gardens of the Musée Zadkine in Paris.


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