This Month's cover :

Penny Byrne, George and Laura simply adore the War on Terror (#2), 2008, vintage ceramic figurines, miniature War on Terror Service Medal, vintage Action Man accessories, epoxy resin, re-touching medium, powder pigments, 33 x 26 x 15cm, from the exhibition Penny Byrne: Collateral Damage, 2008 Melbourne Art Fair, Stand E22, Royal Exhibition Building, 30 July to 3 August 2008.

Issue 212
August 2008

   01 Captain Cook’s Eye-patch KATRINA SCHLUNKE

Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770, exhibition installation view Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, with right: Daniel Boyd, Captain No Beard, 2006; left:... more >

   02 Storylines in Tasmania VIVIEN JOHNSON

Bangarra Dance Theatre dancers Elma Kris and Patrick Thaiday in a scene from the company’s current production Mathinna. Image courtesy Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photograph by Jeff Busby. Cho... more >

   03 hand in hand: sexy and dangerous DANIEL BROWNING

Shigeyuki Kihara performs Taualuga: the last dance at the Boomali opening of hand in hand, with Darrell Sibosado’s mural, Untitled, 2008 in the background. Image courtesy Jenny Fr... more >

   04 Be True to Yourself HOLLY-MAE EMERSON

David Rosetzky, Nothing like this, 2007, still from 16mm film transferred to DVD, Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

A solitary young guy paces slowly in between ... more >

   05 Bibliomania: The Paintings of Victoria Reichelt JESSICA BERRY

Victoria Reichelt, Collapse, 2007, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

Books are enshrined in the Western painting tradition. The walls of galler... more >

   06 (When you wake) you’re still in a dream RYSZARD DABEK

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Murder of Crows, 2008, sound and mixed-media installation with audio speakers, amplifiers, computer, electronics, miscellaneous media, 30 mins, i... more >

   07 Gotcha ... under my skin eX de Medici

Installation view with (left to right) Helmet, 2006 and Helmet’s Skull, 2006, watercolour on paper. First exhibited as part of the WHO CARES? group exhibition, Boutwell D... more >

   08 Transcendence in Sam Jinks’s Still Life, Pietà JACQUI DURRANT

Sam Jinks, Still Life, Pietà, 2007, mixed media, silicon, fibreglass, human hair. Courtesy the artist and Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.

It’s rare to find a new work of art of such... more >

   09 Brian Njinawanga Campion (c.1934 – 2008) DR CHRISTIANE KELLER & LUDGER DINKLER

Brian Njinawanga Campion, Malnyangarnak Story, 1978, natural ochres on bark. Collection National Gallery of Victoria. Courtesy the artist’s estate.

Brian Njinawanga Campion was born ... more >

   10 Letters

The Canadian Aboriginal curatorial delegation had an enlightening time in Sydney [for the Biennale]. Just before I caught my plane home, I dropped in on one of Sydney’s artist-run centres, MOP. The... more >

   11 Conversations with a Crow: Karla Dickens DJON MUNDINE

Karla Dickens, Forever in my arms, 2007, mixed media on canvas. Images courtesy the artist.

Karla Dickens is Wiradjuri, her parents are from Mascot, Sydney. She was born in Sydney in... more >

12 Julie Dowling: Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) PATRICK HUTCHINGS

Julie Dowling, Amazing Grace, 2008, acrylic on canvas. Melbourne.

Julie Dowling’s latest paintings celebrate The Apology, and the name of the show is To Arise from Sorrow. ‘... more >

   13 The Laverty Collection of Indigenous art in print and on exhibition JEREMY ECCLES

Beyond Sacred: Recent Paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities
Edited by Colin & Elizabeth Laverty
Published by Hardie Grant Books rrp $120

It’s a cruci... more >

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