Library – Press Articles

  • Creep show

    Dan Rule, The Age, 29 June 2013, p. 5

    A suite of three photographs from Polixeni Papapetrou's Dreamkeepers series skirts both innocence and grotesquery. Pictured against idyllic pastoral backdrops, their protagonists exist between bodies, place and era. Their wrinkled, misshapen masks offset their childlike carriage, petite stature and vernacular fashion. Heather B Swann's ink-on-paper works, meanwhile, continue her spooky, anthropomorphic forms melting between amorphousness, abstraction and figuration.

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  • Vanishing into the landscape

    Adam Gifford, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, 23 August 2007, p. B5

    Polixeni Papapetrou shows several works from her Haunted Country series, which use stories of lost children to explore the relationship Australians have with their landscape.

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  • Mythology and fairytales reign

    Adam Gifford, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, 21 March 2007, p.B4

    Australian Polixeni Papapetrou has used the proto-surrealist Alice in Wonderland as the source for her large photographs, posing her daughter Olympia in front of trompe l'oeil backdrops painted by husband Robert Nelson to recreate the classic John Tenniel illustrations.

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  • Images of an ambiguous world

    Philippa Hawker, The Age, Melbourne, 4 September 2002, The Culture, p. 6

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  • Finding signs of Marilyn in life and art

    Philippa Hawker, The Age, 3 May 2002, The Culture, p. 4

    Marilyn Monroe impersonators started early. There is even an example of the phenomenon in one of her most famous films - a scene in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) in which Jane Russell, appearing in court, passes herself off as Marilyn's character, Lorelei Lee. She wears a platinum blonde wig, speaks in a husky whisper and gives an impromptu performance of Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.

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