Justine Varga said her grandmother was bemused when the artist asked her to scrawl and "basically spit" on a piece of film. She might be more puzzled by the controversy those simple acts have provoked as debate continues over whether Varga should have won the $20,000 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture for an image of those scribbled marks and saliva.
Justine Varga sensed the unease when she was awarded the $20,000 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture. "I could feel it in the room that people weren't happy about it," she said. Ms Varga's winning work, Maternal Line, is a portrait of her grandmother Katalin, yet she does not appear in the image. Neither was a camera used in the production of the image.
Holes punched in walls. Strangers wandering around common areas, or sleeping in foyers and corridors. Luggage stored in the fire control room. The tourists who rent apartments in the Bridgeport building in Sydney's CBD from homestay websites such as Airbnb have made life a "living hell" for long-term residents such as Trish Burt. "One never knows who is in a building when short-term lets are present," she said. "There was close to no social cohesion in the premises."
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