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AuthorThomasin Sleigh

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September 11, 2006

I’ve always found that lots of children’s books, while appearing to be unthreatening and light hearted, are actually quite creepy underneath the surface. My mum has always hated Noddy, even when she was a kid.

September 11, 2006

I figured that since the big Constable exhibition is on at Te Papa at the moment (and is worth checking out I might add), it would be apt to have a look at why Constable is considered to be such a big wig in the landscape painting world.

September 4, 2006

When Jacques-Louis David came along in the late eighteenth century he said goodbye to the flamboyant excesses of the popular Rococo style and ushered in a new era of Neoclassicism.

September 4, 2006

This is the second time that I’ve written about an artist’s relationship to David Lynch this year. The first was a show at the Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, which included artist Terry Urbahn’s piece Twin Peaks (revisited).

August 7, 2006

Renovated and extended throughout the 17th Century The Château de Versailles is a monstrous piece of Baroque architecture situated outside of Paris. Versailles actually used to be a village in its own right but has since been subsumed by the ever growing city of Paris.

August 7, 2006

I think that film and the visual arts have an interesting and often antagonistic relationship. Most of this antagonism generally arises from critics wanting to categorise a piece of work as one medium or the other, and floundering with words when they cannot.

July 31, 2006

CATCHING ICARUS – Ellie Smith, GROUND WORK – Kathryn Ivory Photospace Gallery, 37 Courtenay Place, 14th July to 14th August

July 17, 2006

Thomasin Sleigh talks to John Borley about his project ‘Return’ at the Blue Oyster in Dunedin.

March 13, 2006

I was nervous about doing an interview with Michael Smither.

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