Author Archives: AHC McDonald

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth

The Stronghold at El-Kabong

Originally posted on The Worst of Perth:
Worst Architecture. Guest Post from Master Splinter For years I’ve lived in hope that the majestic stallions from El Caballo Blanco would come galloping into the old Midland Brick display centre (cnr Scarborough…

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No Radical Text for The Sound Alternative

There can be no better example of how street art in Perth has been erased by anodyne civic decoration than the rear of RTR FM’s building in Beaufort Street Mt Lawley – to the extent that almost nobody realises that … Continue reading

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Is Australian Silo Art Racist?

Originally posted on ArTraitors. :
Australia’s obsession with bad art done big continues to run, with country towns across the nation falling over themselves to be part of this embarrassing trend. There are even “Silo Trails”, (or should that be “trials”?)…

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Low sodium, liver cleansing opening, no bar to enjoying art.

Originally posted on ArTraitors. :
Covid restrictions again struck last week to deny art soaks a Festival of Perth level catering event at John Curtin Gallery. (Everything is True, artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah). It’s been so long that I barely remember what…

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The Brown is Coming Down, 2008 to 2021 are youse vibrant yet?

When The Worst of Perth started in 2007, did we expect that things would be better a decade and a half later? Did we even think about it, or did we just live and make love in the moment, shoving … Continue reading

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Dry Humour

I thought reviving a little The Worst of Perth content for our brave shutins in these desperate times. Remember when people used to name their boats? Now it’s always just the boring rego number. Why did that cheeky and charming … Continue reading

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Palates of Sophistication at The John Curtin Gallery

It didn’t become apparent until art locusts cleared some of the arancini at John Curtin Gallery last week, that the food boards were art palettes. Art palettes for art palates!  If none of the other soaks, tightarses, artists and PIAF … Continue reading

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Total Eden

Your Nutrition and Hydration on the Gallery Scene, brought to you by The Worst of Perth. As probably the highlight of the free food and piss art circuit last year, the opening of Lost Eden Creative in Dwellingup almost set … Continue reading

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Blanc de Blanc de Brut at Art Collective WA

Your Nutrition and Hydration on the Gallery Scene, brought to you by The Worst of Perth. What would a future Semiotic Anthropologist – (should such unfortunate creatures still exist in the self driving hover-Commodore future being forced upon us), make … Continue reading

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Tokenism at Number Ten

Your Nutrition and Hydration on the Gallery Scene, brought to you by The Worst of Perth. No catering surprises from an art collective group at Janet Holmes à Court’s West Perth industrial-unchic gallery @ No. 10. But it would be … Continue reading

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