“Everywhere it’s the same, and everywhere it’s different: two hands with five fingers each (and other body parts), and a continuous loop of string”

Over time, Garland is gathering a creative community across the Indo-Pacific. This page is where you can stay in the loop with updates from events, artists, makers and writers we have featured. 

Garland #10 launch at Walyalup, Fremantle on 28 March 2018 - Keep the date free – Garland #10 launch at Fremantle Arts Centre at 6pm 28 March 2018. More details coming…
Going soft in Shepparton: Democracy at play - An exhibition currently at Shepparton Art Museum contains works with a soft touch. These works feature an intriguing post-modern artistic transformation that turns hard monumental forms into soft accessible objects. It's like democracy at play. 
Warp & Weft – a selection of textile-ish NZ artists - Garland was launched in Ōtautahi Christchurch with the exhibition Warp & Weft, which featured extraordinary textile-related works from artists in Aotearoa New Zealand. We'd like to share a selection of those works with you.
Where can I read Garland in print? - Where do you go to read? If you want to take 20 minutes out to follow the journey of a long-form essay, where can you find a convivial space to sit and read? Talking with Garland readers, we’ve found that the cafe is a popular place to take time out for reading during the day. […]
Beyond the ethnographic turn: rethinking art and anthropology in Florianópolis, Brazil - Many of the articles in Garland so far have engaged with anthropology, particularly in the latest Moana issue. But rather than a purely scientific study of culture, the stories involve creative responses to a personal understanding of cultural values and customs.
Japan matters in Sydney: An exhibition of material design - Shifts in Japanese Materiality is an exhibition of contemporary works by experimental Japanese and Australian designers, curated by Bic Tieu at Sydney's Japan Foundation Gallery,
What is cræft? - I recently came across an essay with the intriguing title, The Stick Is an Unsung Hero of Human Evolution: Stone’s silent sister in the archaeological record by a medieval archaeologist, Alexander Langlands. It proved a gripping read. Langland sets the scene dramatically with the English Ronnie O’Sullivan’s uncanny snooker frame in 1997. But rather than focusing […]
Love Thy Labour, by Kay Abude - Kay Abude is an artist who seeks to honour her family's experience as piece-workers from South-East Asia. Born into a life where factory labour is no longer a necessity, she reproduces the meditative and social enjoyment of work in her art performances and exhibitions.
Made of Holes: A monumental sculpture by Lucy Irvine - Lucy Irvine has dedicated her creative life to realising the artistic potential of the most humble of modern elements: the black plastic cable tie. Her work keeps growing.
Recent calligraphic art by Reza Safavi and Zahra Tondkar - Following up on our Persian Prospect issue, here are some recent miniature artworks by master artists Reza Safavi and Zahra Tondkar from Mashhad, proofing that Iranian creative skills are alive and well. This is a recreation of a Koran’s cover from the tenth century. Its original is held at the Malek National Museum in Tehran. All cracks, […]