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Chong Weng Ho  — Culture Mulcher

Chong Weng Ho

Culture Mulcher

W. H. Chong is a book designer and artist. He is Design Director at Text Publishing, and a founding member of ABDA (Australian Book Designers Association) where he currently serves as Secretary. His work can be seen at whchong.com.

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Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

W H ChongOct 20, 20166 Comments

If the Nobel committee wants to give out a prize for music, they need to create a category for music. Dylan's lyrics alone do not deserve a literature prize.

To paint is human: why painting will never die

To paint is human: why painting will never die

W H ChongSep 23, 20161 Comment

Critic and painters stoush. People will paint on regardless.

Is Whistler's Mother really all that good?

Is Whistler's Mother really all that good?

W H ChongMar 31, 2016

The most famous mother in art history comes to the NGV. How good is it?

The powerful message of Sukumaran's art

The powerful message of Sukumaran's art

W H ChongMay 1, 2015

Myuran Sukumaran's art speaks for him and says all of the things he no longer can.

RIP Martin Sharp, an artist of pure unadulterated joy

RIP Martin Sharp, an artist of pure unadulterated joy

W H ChongDec 3, 2013

As a graphic designer I was turned on by Martin Sharp, long after he had tuned in and dropped out of London and returned to Sydney. His art was still mind-blowing years later. "I’d l

RIP Martin Sharp, an artist of pure unadulterated joy

RIP Martin Sharp, an artist of pure unadulterated joy

W H ChongDec 3, 2013

His art made naughtiness fun, psychedelia even more psychedelic and Sydney a city of joy. Australian pop artist Martin Sharp has an artistic legacy to be proud of, writes WH Chong.

Remembering Jeffrey: he was Smart, but was he good for art?

W H ChongJul 1, 2013

One of two reasons we talk about Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013) is that he was one of the last of a famous generation of Australian artists born into a world of full modernism, far-flung fro

Exciting contemporary art, and the best art of 2012

Exciting contemporary art, and the best art of 2012

W H ChongDec 20, 2012

Stunning works from Asian and Pacific artists are currently on display in Brisbane, writes Crikey's Culture Mulcher W H Chong, who selects his favourite art of 2012.

A drawing a day: in the waiting room

W H ChongOct 3, 2012

The drawing: there will be blood, and iPads.

Scoop: the winner of the 2011 Mens’ Franklin Award

Scoop: the winner of the 2011 Mens’ Franklin Award

W H ChongJun 22, 2011

W H Chong reveals the winner of the 2011 Men's Franklin Award -- the new term for the Miles Franklin, since no ladies are allowed -- as well as discussing the new Women’s Franklin Award.

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