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Solomon Islands people, Solomon Islands, Mother and child, mid-20th century, wood, natural pigments, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. This work, acquired in 1971, is on display in the NGA’s new Pacific Art Gallery for the first time. Sculpture of this kind has been produced since the early 20th century for sale to visitors; especially the influx of American soldiers during World War II.



Issue 203
September 2007




   01 Ecstasy and melancholy from the Masters of emotion at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria HUGH HUDSON

Louise Bourgeois, St Sébastienne, 1992, drypoint, edn 36/50, private collection, Melbourne.

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   02 The arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D Khalili Collection in Sydney MICHAEL DESMOND

Part 8 of a 30-part Qur’an, Iran, perhaps Azerbaijan, c. 1175-1225 AD, ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper, 92 folios, 3 lines to the page.

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   03 Kant in a lab coat: Visual Animals in Adelaide MARGOT OSBORNE

Erica Seccombe, Cephalopoda nano-plastica, 2006, microcomputed x-ray CT data.

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   04 Katharina Grosse’s Picture park in Brisbane CHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN

Katharina Grosse, Picture park, 2007, installation at the Gallery of Modern art, Brisbane (detail). Photo John Gollings.

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   05 Kitty Kantilla in Melbourne MARIELLE SCHWERIN

Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu Kitty Kantilla, Tiwi, Untitled, 2002, earth pigments on canvas, private collection, NSW. © The artist’s estate, courtesy of Jilamara Arts & Crafts.

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06 Interference problems? Comments on the recent reception of Howard Arkley JOHN GREGORY


   07 The battle of the Bogside Artists in Derry, Northern Ireland CHRIS HOLMES

Bogside Artists, Bloody Sunday, 1997, mural, Bogside, Derry.

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   08 Letter from Seoul VERONICA TELLO

Nam June Paik, The more the better, 1988, three-channel video installation with 1003 monitors and steel structure, colour, sound.

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   09 A tribute to Eric Westbrook 1915–2005 GERARD VAUGHAN

Eric Westbrook. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Vicotria.

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