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Fiona Hall, Understorey (detail), 1999-2004, glass beads, silver wire. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Photo Clayton Glen. In The art of Fiona Hall at the Queensland Art Gallery. Read the review in this issue!

Issue 179
May 2005




   1. Cultural malling in Manila: The new Ayala Museum bridges culture and consumerism by GINA FAIRLEY
Ayala Museum at night. Courtesy of the Ayala Museum, Manila.... more >


   2. Recollections on the art and life of Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor and Grace Cossington Smith: A personal memoir by MARY TURNER
Thea Proctor, Lady with fan, 1913, pencil, watercolour wash on cream wove paper. Purchased 1919. Collection of the Art Gallery of NSW. is on at the National Portr... more >


   3. Videoperformance: Tony Schwensen in Sydney by CHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN
Tony Schwensen, High school shuffle (stills from video), 2003, video transferred to DVD, c 62 minutes, exhibited as projection. Courtesy of the artist and Performance Space, Sydney.... more >


   4. Terry Smith’s dilemma: Modern or Contemporary? by BERNARD SMITH
Exterior view of MoMA, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi. Photo Timothy Hursley, 2005. Courtesy of MoMA.... more >

5. Geoglyphs: An ancient art form reinvented by KEN SCARLETT
Andrew Rogers, Ancient language, 2003, volcanic rock, clay and bird droppings, 2.8 x 80 x 36 metres, Atacama Desert, Chile.... more >


   6. The art of Fiona Hall in Brisbane by TIMOTHY MORRELL
Fiona Hall, Tender (detail), 2003-05, US dollars. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Photo Clayton Glen.... more >


   7. Fire and fear in the Australian landscape: Fireworks in Mackay, Queensland by SALLY BUTLER
Eugène von Guérard, Bushfire between Mount Elephant and Timboon, 1857, 1859, oil on canvas mounted on board. Collection of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, gift of Lady Currie in memory of her hu... more >


   8. Ten Days on the Island 2005: The exhibition round-up by DANIEL THOMAS
Lucia Usmiani, Clatter (detail), 2005, installation of plastic bottles and bamboo stakes on Goldie Street, Wynyard. In the exhibition HWY1 #2, at various locations on the Bass Highway, T... more >


   9. Death, desire and dolls in Darwin by SUZANNE SPUINNER
Topsy, courtesy of Brenda Croft. ‘Topsy was given to me by my mother when I was a little girl. It was her dolly when she was a little girl and she handed it on to me. Although my mother’s herit... more >

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