Burroughs Does Oz (Joe Dolce)

Posted on July 11, 2017 by in Arrests of Attention, Heightened Talk


The Burroughs from Snowy River

Burroughs of the Overflow

Burrough’s Five Heys

*Cut-ups sourced from The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow by A.B Paterson, Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor, and Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce.


Joe Dolce is a singer, songwriter, composer, poet, and the writer and performer of the most successful Australian song in history. He was shortlisted for both the Newcastle Poetry Prize and Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize in 2014, and was the winner of the 25th Launceston Poetry Cup. His poetry has appeared in Best Australian Poems 2015 & 2014, and has been published in Meanjin, Monthly, Southerly, Cordite, Canberra Times, Quadrant, Australian Poetry Journal, Overland, Contrappasso, and Antipodes (US). Joe is a recipient of the Advance Australia Award. He is presently on staff at the Australian Institute of Music, teaching Composition, Ensemble and Personal Tutoring in setting lyrics and poetry to music. His forthcoming book, On Murray’s Run, 150 poems and songlyrics selected by Les Murray, will be published by Ginninderra Press in Oct, 2017.

(John Chavers)

Posted on November 16, 2016 by in Arrests of Attention



john-chavers-imageJohn Chavers enjoys working as a writer, artist, photographer, and general creator. Most recently, his writing and artwork have been accepted at The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library So It Goes 2016 Literary Journal, 3Elements Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Ascent, Birch Gang Review, Four Ties Lit Review, Ground Fresh Thursday, Silver Apples and The Ogham Stone, among others. John’s residency fellowships include Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He has a fascination for the diminutive, works of art on paper, and the desert. John lives in Austin, Texas.

Growth Always Growth
(Fabrice Poussin)

Posted on March 26, 2016 by in Arrests of Attention





Discovery of the Secret

Discovery of the Secret

Keeper of the Mountain

Keeper of the Mountain



The Painter

The Painter





Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, Eskimo Pie, The Chimes and will appear in other magazines throughout 2016.  His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, Foliate Oak Magazine, the San Pedro River magazine and more than two dozens of other publications.

At Arms’ Length (Ceinwen Hall)

Posted on March 9, 2016 by in Arrests of Attention

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Artist’s Statement:

Though Hall treats her subject with apparent frankness through her realistic style and the use of photographs on which she bases her paintings, the images retain a considerable degree of ambiguity. Anger is expressed through this ambiguity, a seemingly defiant refusal to be seen openly. This series of paintings contributes to a discussion of the portrayal of mental illness in our society. It is a discussion we would often prefer to keep at arms’ length.


FB_IMG_1457411649191Ceinwen Hall is an Australian emerging figurative artist. Ceinwen studied painting at the National Art School in Sydney and is currently undertaking a Master of Art Therapy. She works primarily in oil paint and her work is highly conceptual; often considered for months before she commences painting. Major themes in her work include issues such as feminism, environmental concerns and mental illness.

Ceinwen was born in Dubbo, NSW. She moved to Sydney from the Southern Highlands in 2010 to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School. She then spent time in the remote community of Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria, NT where she worked closely with the elders at Waralungku Arts Centre. Ceinwen has been adopted into Gudanji community and is proud of supporting Aboriginal art and culture as well as sharing what knowledge was imparted to her to keep Gudanji culture strong.

Head Space (Jim Tsinganos)

Posted on October 7, 2015 by in Arrests of Attention



Jim Tsinganos was born in Peterborough, South Australia in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Design specialising in illustration from the Underdale campus of the South Australian College of Arts and Education (now UNISA). He has participated in countless exhibitions — both group and solo shows — nationally and internationally and has been commissioned and collected by private collectors from around the world and by Opera Australia.

Throughout his career Jim has been featured and accepted into most of the international juried illustration awards shows across the globe, and has been repeatedly selected as one of the worlds top 200 illustrators worldwide by Lurzer’s Archive Magazine.

Originally working in pastels for the early part of his career, Jim transitioned into the digital medium several years ago and now works almost exclusively in Photoshop. He is interested in producing work with a strong conceptual basis and is committed to always pushing and developing a visual idea.

Predominantly editorial in nature, his work has been commissioned for assignments as varied as designs on an underwear range, packaging for a power super-foods company, and producing a series of stamps for Australia Post. Most recently, he was commissioned by the Australian Mint, which released a limited edition commemorative collectors coin for Australia Day featuring his image.

You can view more of Jim’s work and purchase prints of his images at Jim Tsinganos Iluustration.







Into the Woods (Rebecca Stringer)

Posted on May 8, 2015 by in Arrests of Attention

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Rebecca Stringer is an academic and erstwhile photographer and lives on the Otago Penninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand, with her partner and son. Rebecca lectures in Gender Studies at the University of Otago and is the author of Knowing Victims: Feminism, Agency and Victim Politics in Neoliberal Times (London: Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Feminism At the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema (New York: Routledge, 2011). Amidst all this, photography provides a practice of everyday magic and fascination with light and form.


Summer Noir (Carmel Byrne)

Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Arrests of Attention

BeachGullsCircusThe ParkImages from ‘Census‘, an exhibition of Instagram photographs from around Sydney’s Inner West, showing at Scratch Art Space, 11 – 24 December, 2014.

A white, extravagant quiet
(Leigh Backhouse)

Posted on October 24, 2014 by in Arrests of Attention

A white, extravagant quiet <br/>(Leigh Backhouse)

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unseen (Chloe Rose)

Posted on January 17, 2012 by in Arrests of Attention

Fitzroy Sky/Wonderland
(Chloe Rose Bergin)

Posted on April 25, 2011 by in Arrests of Attention