ANTIDOTE FESTIVAL AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

The Sydney Opera House has launched their inaugural Antidote Festival.   WHAT IS ANTIDOTE? Worried about the world? You’re not alone. Politics. Climate change. Money. It’s exhausting – even facts can be alternative now. This festival is our chance to address all...

REALTIME FEATURE

Image Credit: PETER MORGAN   Thank you to RealTime for featuring our latest exhibition Moving Nations. Check it out here.

MOVING NATIONS, MOVING SUBJECTS

 Image Credit: Alex Ryan. Penny Ryan - Open Hearts, an installation of the Confined Hearts Project BY GRACE PARTRIDGE We live in a world built on forced, mass displacement; likewise, the logic of colonised, convict Australia is one of violence,...

THE EARTH ISSUE

IMAGE CREDIT: ZAN WIMBERLEY   Our friends at the Earth Issue featured our latest exhibition Anthropocene. Check it out...

PROJECTS WE LOVE: STORIES ABOUT HOPE

WRITTEN BY RENEE DIXSON It took several years for Stories about Hope to come to its current form. My very first impulse to do something was after an exhibition my partner and I attended back in 2013. The exhibition featured art works drawn by people in an immigration...

STANISLAVA PINCHUK: MISO – EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH

As Antidote's vision is to present work from artists who are exceptionally talented and tell important stories - we cannot pass up Stanislava Pinchuk and her exquisitely detailed, topographic prints. She has just landed from Los Angeles and has a big week in Sydney...

ARTISTS WE LOVE: ELENA CREMONA

When Antidote stumbled across the newly launched The Earth Issue, we knew we needed to speak to them. A beautifully curated print magazine, The Earth Issue is dedicated to using art and image as a driving force for environmental activism; as such, is the epitome...

CURATORIAL STATEMENT ON ANTHROPOCENE

 BY GRACE PARTRIDGE My personal engagement with the Anthropocene began by considering the historical traces hidden within the recently coined neologism: anthropo comes from the Greek for man, while cene is the suffix for geological periods. The realisation...

CREEPS, CRITICISM AND GENDER AT THE OSCARS

BY ISABELLE HORE-THORBURN It’s been a big year (already) for bad people making good films, and the most recent Oscars was the locus of that tension. The sad poetics of Brie Larson awarding Casey Affleck his Oscar award jarringly articulated the strange hypocrisy...

HOW ART AND ACTIVISM COULD SAVE THE WORLD

Image Credit: Elizabeth Farrell BY MAILE SHANTI   This year has already seen dramatic weather events and even more damning scientific evidence that humanity’s impact on the earth is far more devastating than what most of us might think. The issue itself seems too...

WHY ANTHROPOCENE?

EXIT, 2008. Diller Scofodio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan and Mark Hansen. BY GRACE PARTRIDGE WITH INPUT FROM EMMA SIZE   Considering the geological, biochemical or hydrologic elements of the Earth feels like an endeavour beyond my realm of expertise as someone whose...

ACTIVISM, FEMINISM AND WAYS OF REMEMBERING

Image by Kevin Banatte: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPiqb6ihm0c/ BY KATIE WINTEN AND ISABELLE HORE-THORBURN OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS It’s been a big start to the year for political upheaval, activism and feminism. It feels like we’re in a singular and...