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Belle Magazine Australia|December/January 2022
Taking it to the people in salons diffuse.
HARRY ROBERTS

PERTH

ALTERED STATE

Coinciding with the opening of the Art Gallery of WA’s new rooftop, ‘The View From Here’ is the museum’s largest-ever celebration of Western Australian art with more than 360 works from 230 leading artists, including Abdul Abdullah, Ngarralja Tommy May, Sandra Hill, Tarryn Gill, Christopher Pease, Joanna Lamb and Saleheh Gholami. Sarah Bahbah’s cinematic stills, such as Silence (left), freeze her subjects in moments of heartbreak, ennui and other emotional entanglements as their inner dialogue plays out in subtitles. artgallery.wa.gov.au

MELBOURNE

OUT OF THE HUE

With ambiguous fi gures sketched in ghostly wisps against a haze of abstract colour, Allan Rand’s oil paintings (right) create a blurry interplay between foreground and background. The artist’s work is paired with Patrick Hartigan’s at Haydens Gallery from February 18-March 19. haydens.gallery

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