“A Warning to Australia: DEVIL WORSHIP HERE!” read the headlines, next to the image of a thin woman with unkempt hair, pencil-thin arched eyebrows and a focused scowl. Her name was Rosaleen Norton, “Roie” to those who knew her, a New Zealand-born artist and witch who made her home in Darlinghurst, near Sydney’s Kings Cross, in the 1940s and ’50s scandalising the conservative establishment.
Branding and product placement cast dark shadows over everyone eventually – even occultists such as Kenneth Anger who this weekend debuts a new gallery project, Lucifer Brothers Workshop, at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair in Santa Monica, California. Anger, at 88, is best known for his Magick Lantern Cycle series of spooky but highly influential films, including Inauguration of… Read more »
WINDOWS TO THE SACRED Featuring original artworks by Aleister Crowley, Rosaleen Norton, Barry William Hale, James Gleeson, Kim Nelson and Danie Mellor. Buratti Fine Art presents a special exhibition showcasing the various traditions and expression of esoteric art ranging from automatic drawing, digital art, printmaking, sculpture and painting. The work of contemporary artists are shown alongside international and historical artists… Read more »