Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish
Jenny Valentish is a journalist and novelist, and the author of Woman of Substances. Her latest book is Everything Harder Than Everyone Else.

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Hands-off operations for sex-work dungeons in the time of COVID

Image from Dark Mofo 2018

Dark Mofo: an easy cell


Incarceration is a recurring theme at Mona’s 2018 winter arts festival

Image of ‘Spiegelenvironment’ by Christian Megert

ZERO is the beginning


A new exhibition at Mona brings the light to Dark Mofo

Image of the ‘Dying for Time’ panellists at Dark and Dangerous Thoughts

Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona


The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game

An image from Mofo 2018

Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister


A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival

Image of James Turrell's 'Beside Myself'

Pharos at Mona: a labyrinth of sensory delights


The Hobart museum’s new wing will mess with your senses, in the most wonderful way

2023: A Trilogy


The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (aka the KLF) redefine the book launch

Image of Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, behind the beehive


An exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia pieces together missing components of the late singer’s identity

Image of Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O

In search of the ecstatic at Supersense


Sophia Brous assembled another magnificently eclectic program for her festival’s second outing