This Month's cover :

David Noonan, Untitled, 2005, archival inkjet print on paper from original paper collage. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Noonan was born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1969 and lives in London. In 2007 his work was shown at Foxy Production, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Issue 206
Summer Dec-Feb 2007

01 From the chair

In Art Monthly Australia October 2007 # 204, Deborah Clark wrote her last editorial. After five and a half years as Editor, Deborah resigned to become Curator of Visual Arts at the Canberr... more >

02 From the editor

Congratulations to AMA Board Chair David Williams, who has been awarded the Australia Council Visual Arts 2007 Emeritus Medal for his outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts a... more >

   03 Culture Warriors, the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial in Canberra CARLY LANE, IAN MCLEAN, JOHN CARTY

Maringka Baker, Pitjantjatjara people, Kuru Ala, 2007, acrylic on canvas. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © Maringka Baker.

Culture Warriors, the inaugral Natio... more >

   04 Confessions of a boot scooter: The Togart Contemporary Art Award (NT) in Darwin MAURICE O’RIORDAN

Chayni Henry, Stories from the city, stories from the sea, 2007, acrylic on board

The first Togart Contemporary Art Award (NT) has come and gone, not so much with a bang or a whimper... more >

   05 Marie Hagerty and Derek O’Connor in Canberra MATTHEW HOLT

Marie Hagerty, Joker, 2007, collage. Courtesy of the artist and Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney.

Though Marie Hagerty and Derek O’Connor independently deserve the entire exhibition space t... more >

   06 Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years in London EVE SULLIVAN

David Lamelas, From The violent tapes of 1975, 1975, single image from a set of ten black and white photographs. Courtesy Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner GmbH, Berlin.

London prides it... more >

   07 Super Bodies: Heroic Fashion from the 1980s in Melbourne SALLY GRAY

Norma Kamali, New York (fashion house), Norma Kamali designer, Evening dress, autumn-winter 1977, polyester jersey. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased NGV Foundation, 2006.

Th... more >

   08 Portraits by John Brack in Canberra RONALD MILLAR

John Brack, Second daughter, 1954, drypoint. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © Helen Brack.

Except for the best artists, portraiture has mostly been more social convention t... more >

   09 Owen Gower Lade 1922–2007: big artist in a small city DANIEL THOMAS

Owen Lade, Yours Sincerely, 1988, oil on board. Collection of Luke Wagner, Hobart.

Brain-damaged after a difficult birth, Owen Lade’s mild cerebral palsy left him eccentric, but stil... more >

   10 Te Huringa / Turning Points: Pakeha colonisation and Maori empowerment in Wellington ALICE TE PUNGA SOMERVILLE & TERESIA TEAIWA

C. F. Goldie, Kapikapi, 1909, oil on canvas. From the Fletcher Trust Collection, Auckland.

Teresia Teaiwa: Alice and I were both invited to the opening of this exhibition by Dr Jo Di... more >

   11 Silent witnesses HIRAM TO

G.O.D. billboard, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photograph by Hiram To

‘We are all witnesses’, the tagline on the huge six-storey-high banner for Nike’s latest sportswear campaign command... more >

   12 Book review: Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection Edited by Judy Annear DENISE FERRIS

Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection

Edited by Judy Annear

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2007 $45 rrp

Photography is the fourth volume in a se... more >

   13 Book review: Uncommissioned Art: The A-Z of Australian Graffiti Christine Dew RACHEL JESSIE-RAE O’CONNOR

Uncommissioned Art: The A-Z of Australian Graffiti

Christine Dew

The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne, 2007 $39.95 rrp

This latest addition to ... more >

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