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Tools of the Trade

Lydia Pyne   On 27 October 1964, Dr. Emil Haury threw an engraved trowel in the air amid great fanfare from his students, field crew, and fellow archaeologists. Where the trowel struck dirt, Dr. Haury had Jones Williams, a 72-year-old Akimel O’ohham worker, turn over the first shovelful of sediment, inaugurating a new field season

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Flesh & Marble: Materialising the Body in 18th-century Satirical Prints

Dr Danielle Thom   Marble, paper, flesh. The ambiguous relationship between the sculpted body and the living body in 18th century Britain was explored most effectively through works on paper – particularly the many satirical prints which flourished in this period. Before examining these satirical works, it’s worth looking at non-satirical and idealised representations of

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Mediating the Gap:
HENRI MATTISE – THE CUT-OUTS

Hollie Chung   Henri Matisse ‘The Cut-Outs’ exhibition at London’s Tate Modern charts the final seventeen years of the artist’s life through an impressive collection of media formed of shapes cut from painted paper. The exhibition itself has received critical acclaim, with the works and artistic oeuvre receiving poetic praise internationally. That said, the accomplishment

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The Memory of My Wardrobe

Ida Taavitsainen   Ida Taavitsainen’s photographic project ‘The Memory of My Wardrobe’ is looking at family history through clothes inherited by friends and members of the family.   For as long as I can remember, clothes and fashion have fascinated me. Besides the few style mistakes every teenager makes, my interest in fashion has always

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Life is a Box of Chocolates

Hollie Chung     With the holiday period coming to an end, and our waistlines greatly expanded, we realize the last few weeks has constituted a time of great excess, and regrettable gluttony; a gluttony fuelled by the receiving of ever-larger boxes of chocolates, fruity preserves, and more festive biscuits than you can throw a

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