This Month's cover :

Djoli Laiwanga OAM, Nawaran (Oenpelli Olive Python), (detail), 1997, acrylic on canvas, 113cm x 83cm. Courtesy The Blanasi Collection and Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation: www.djilpinarts.org.au. The Blanasi Collection is a permanent exhibition housed in the newly-established Ghunmarn Culture Centre (2007), Beswick (Wugularr) Community, 107km east of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Ghunmarn is owned and operated by the Wugularr-based Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation. This Collection was conceived in 1996 by senior Wugularr artists (including David Blanasi, Paddy Fordham-Wainbarunga, Djoli Laiwonga and Tom Kelly) to preserve and promote the South Arnhem Land culture of Wugularr, Manyallaluk and Barunga communities; in Blanasi’s words, ‘Reinforcing the survival of our culture, passing it on to our younger generation’. Severe flooding in 1998 decimated the collection; its surviving 37 works were luckily housed in Darwin’s Museum and Art Gallery at the time of this flood.

Issue 210
June 2008

   001 Editorial

Taking up the road

The historic Barunga Statement forms something of a cue for this month’s issue which conveys a strong seam of environmentalism. The work of eight Aboriginal artists... more >

   01 The shifting ground of non-Indigenous art-making in Central Australia KIERAN FINNANE

Pamela Lofts, Country Love (detail), 1996-2006, inkjet print collage on foamcore. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Pamela Lofts.

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   02 Wading into Scripture: Bal Tashchit, Melbourne VIRGINIA FRASER

Hari Ho, Eternity: Moment by Moment, 2003, C-type print. Courtesy the artist. 

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   03 Environmentalists’ art at an ecotourism lodge DANIEL THOMAS

Julie Gough, Some words for change, annotated pages from a book, laminated, and pierced by teatree spears standing in a clearing in kunzia scrub. Courtesy the artist and Freycinet Experien... more >

   04 slowly disappearing darling MARGUERITE BROWN

Martin King, slowly disappearing darling (detail), 2007, sequence of drawings nos. 22-25 from a series of 100, charcoal on drafting film. Courtesy the artist and Port Jackson Press Austral... more >

   05 Power camouflage: an interview with Michael Goldberg DAVID McNEILL

Michael Goldberg, video still of luggage X-ray (from loop of 50 images), installation detail from Strong language Some violence Adult themes, 2008, Artspace, Sydney. Image courtesy the art... more >

   06 Out of the box: Economy in Perth ERIN COATES

Ric Spencer in collaboration with Lizzie Delfs and Britt Salt, Speakers’ Corner, 2007, mixed media, installation view at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Courtesy the artists. Photogr... more >

07 Letter NIGEL LENDON | Djon Mundine



Adjunct Professor Fiona Foley’s On the Power and Beauty of Political Art (AMA, May 2008) raises a number of issues about political art, but the most provocative ... more >

   08 Scales of perception: recent Chinese painting DENNIS COLEMAN

Zhao QiuPing, Nimble Carp Towards Splendid Waves, 2004, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Adi Pande.

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   09 The Third Nude, Canberra EMILY ROBERTSON

Jenny Coyne, Untitled, 2008, digital photograph. Model: Gosia Pilat, Min Mae’s Tableaux Vivants, The Front, Canberra. Courtesy the artist: www.allyeska.com

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   10 Deathly art: VR Morisson, Nell & Therese Howard PRUE GIBSON

Nell, A white bird flies in the mist, a black bird flies in the night, a woman walks, wild and free, she is not afraid to die, 2008, bronze, mother of pearl, resin, 33 individually hand-bl... more >

   11 Judith Wright: Conversations ANNE KIRKER

Rhana Devenport (Ed.)
Judith Wright: Conversations
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand, and the artist, 2007, 140 pages (hard bound), $59.95 rrp

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   Em files: Billy Pareroultja Tjungarrayi SASHA GRISHIN

Billy Pareroultja Tjungarrayi, Lake Mackay, 2008, acrylic on Belgian linen. Courtesy the artist and Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Photograph by Terry Larkin. 

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   Em files: Jessica Geron MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Jessica Geron, Bird Watching, oil on canvas, 2008. LEFT: Jessica Geron, Factitious Fictions, oil on canvas, 2008. All images courtesy the artist. 

Jessica is a featured artist in SafARI ... more >

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