Towards the end of her three-year odyssey to bring The Visitors series to its current state of realisation, artist Franca Barraclough embarked on a fund-raising drive to allow her to print two of her photographs at billboard-size scale. So I walked into this show alert to what that scale delivers beyond immediate visual impact. In both cases, it is significant, writes KIERAN FINNANE.
Over 20 years Franca Barraclough has made an outstanding contribution to the arts community in Alice Springs. She's got the images for her new work in the can. Now she's inviting the public to help fund making them really big. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Living theatre requires participation. Turning up, you take more than the usual gamble on whether you will be thrilled or bored. To some extent, you will be given the opportunity to thrill or bore yourself! KIERAN FINNANE reviews.
From years of teaching dance, Melissa Kerl has learned that many people just want to dance without being limited by choreography. She and collaborator Franca Barraclough are hosting just such an opportunity with their Hour of Power sessions on a Tuesday night. More a celebration of people’s everyday desire to move than a class or rehearsal, this is mostly a freeform experience, but Kerl and Barraclough bring to it a few embracing rituals. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
It was a consummate performance: the perfect bureaucrat, eyes glued to the screen, ignoring all around her, a little discreet typing, lots of competent nodding, agreement, questions, plans. Business shirt, straight skirt, stockinged legs, low-heeled pumps. Desk, phone, computer. Right in the middle of Todd Mall. Passers-by were non-plussed, amused, intrigued, KIERAN FINNANE among them.