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Brian Gothong Tan, A psychoanalytical neo-feminist film (detail) from Instant Asia, 2004–05, multi-channel installation, 16 mm film, digital video, computer animation, DVD playbck, colour, sound. © Brian Gothong Tan

Issue 188
April 2006



01. Evaluating the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy DEBORAH CLARK


   02. The artist, the thief, the flag and sedition ADAM GECZY
Photo Wayne Taylor © John Fairfax Publications... more >


   03. 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth KAREN BURNS
Yinka Shonibare, still from Un ballo in maschera (A masked ball), 2004 colour video, sound, 32 min. edition of 6. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York. © Yinka Shonibare... more >


   04. People of the cedar: First nations art from the northwest coast of Canada MELINDA HINKSON
Fred Modeste, First nation: Coast Salish, Sxwaixwe mask, c. 1975, wood, paint. Courtesy of the High Commission of Canada, Australia.... more >


   05. Koorah Coolingah – Children long ago: The lost paintings of the Carrolup School JOHN MATEER
Reynold Hart, Spirit figures and possum, Carrolup, 1948, pastel on paper. Courtesy of the University of Western Australia’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology.... more >


   06. Miriam Stannage: Sensations JOHN MATEER
Miriam Stannage, Missing (detail), 1991, triptych, mixed media on canvas. Collection of the artist. ... more >


   07. Pelt: Modern aesthetics in the moving image ANN FINEGAN
Virginia Hilyard, frame still: Cyprus hedge maze, Super 8 film from In the depths, 2005. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Virginia Hilyard... more >


   08. On being (almost) invisible PETER TIMMS
Installation by Anne Mestitz at Friendly Beaches Lodge, February 2006. Photo Simon Cuthbert.... more >


   09. How art can change the world: art, life and modernity in Western Arnhem Land IAN MCLEAN
John Mawurndjul, Mardayin design, 2006. Courtesy Maningrida Arts & Culture. © John Mawurndjul ... more >


   10. Obituary: The public life of Harry Seidler CRAIG BREMNER
Architect Harry Seidler, a driving force in Sydney’s reach for the sky, with models of his Australia Square building. It was completed in 1967 and was at the time the world’s tallest lightweight concr... more >


   11. Julia Horne, The pursuit of wonder: How Australia's landscape was explored, nature discovered and tourism unleashed ROBERT DINGLEY
ROBERT DINGLEY Julia Horne The pursuit of wonder: How Australia’s landscape was explored, nature discovered and tourism unleashed The Miegunyah Press, 2005 351 pp. $39.95 RRP ... more >


   12. Ann Stephen, On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn REX BUTLER
REX BUTLER Ann Stephen On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn The Miegunyah Press, 2006 251 pp. RRP $54.95. ... more >


   13. Barbara Bolt, Art beyond representation: The performative power of the image CHRISTINE NICHOLLS
CHRISTINE NICHOLLS Barbara Bolt Art beyond representation: The performative power of the image IB Taurus, 2004 256 pp. $46 RRP ... more >

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