Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News, Fashion | Tags: Fashion For the Dead, Garments for the Grave, Pia Interlandi | Comments Off on Dressed For Death
In almost every culture, death is shrouded with ritual, the entombment of the dead is most commonly preceded by its dressing.
In Islam it’s a white cotton cloth, Judaism’s Tachrichim bindings and in the west’s it’s a tradition of grave clothes, solid black woollen suit or head to toe frock.
The corporeal commonality is the preparation of a dead body for it’s journey to the other-side.
In an increasingly secular society, it’s a wonderfilled thing to see an artisan reaching back through these traditions, seeking out something deeper from the aesthetically pleasing.
Despite clothing being almost exclusively about covering outside of the body, Ms Interlandi asks the most intimate question of the dead, where and what is soul? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 2nd, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Actor, Angelian Jolie | Tags: Angelina Jolie, Australia, Film, Unbroken | Comments Off on Angelina Jolie Shooting New Film ‘Unbroken’ in Australia
The US actor/director is set to spend a bunch of time in Australia, Angelina Jolie has confirmed her new film Unbroken in will be made in New South Wales and Queensland.
The film – backed by Universal Studios – is based on Laura Hillenvrand’s best-selling book and is the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days in a life raft after a plane crash in World War II only to be imprisoned in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. No pressure, the book has sat in the New York Times Best Seller List for 147 weeks :
It is Ms Jolie’s second foray into directing, after her 2011 film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Unbroken will be shot in regional NSW, Fox Studios in Sydney and Village Roadshow Studios on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The film is expected to create more than 300 jobs.
It stars Jack O’Connell as Louis Zamperini, emerging stars Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock.
Ms Jolie took several of her children scouting for locations around Tamworth earlier this year, visiting the Tamworth region, travelling to Werris Creek to look at a number of possible locations to be used in the film.
Ms Jolie’s partner, fellow actor Brad Pitt is expected to visit his family when he finishes filming a new movie, Fury, in the UK. Jolie is setting up camp in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Vaucluse for the 4 month shoot.
source: smh nyt aap abc
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Posted: May 1st, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: ART, Art News, Read A Book | Tags: 2013 Award, Annah Faulkner, Carrie Tiffany., Drusilla Modjeska, Literature, Michelle de Kretser, Miles Franklin, Romy Ash | Comments Off on Miles Franklin Goes ALL Female
In a world that seems to scream “More Womaen in High Places Please!” Australia’s penultimate writers award – the Miles Franklin – has an all-female shortlist its 2013 Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. First timer – novelists that is – Romy Ash, Annah Faulkner and Drusilla Modjeska are among the five nominees competing for the $60,000 prize.
Author of Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser, and Carrie Tiffany, who penned Mateship with Birds, complete the shortlist. Romy Ash says she is excited to be a part of the female dominated list. She says her book Floundering is a simple story about a mother who effectively kidnaps her two sons from their grandmother’s house :: Read the full article »»»»