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Geoffrey Goldie, Shukra, 2002, collage/acrylic on board, 122 x 81cm, from the Navagraha (Nine Planet) series. Courtesy the artist’s estate.



Issue 213
September 2008




   01 Back to the future? – 2008 Biennale of Sydney MICHAEL DESMOND

Chen Xiaoyun (China), A Mythical Wild Animal?? Symbol of Durance, 2008, video, colour, sound. Courtesy the artist.

According to the Artistic Director of the 2008 Biennale of Sydney, ... more >


   02 East and West? A different story: the impact of Mexico on 20th century Asian art ALISON CARROLL

Carlos V. Francisco, Victorio Edades and Galo Ocampo, State Theatre Mural, 1935 (detail), Manila. Images collection of Victorio Edades.         ... more >


   03 Letter from Manila GINA FAIRLEY

Wawi Navarroza, Still Missing (You), 2007, archival pigment ink color photograph on artist premium canvas. Image courtesy the artist.

Regardless of how often I visit Manila, I am alw... more >


   04 A Century of Focus: South Australian Photography 1840s – 1940s TANYA COURT

C. R. Marlow, Australia (1854 – 1919), Picnic at the beach, 1890s, albumen-silver photograph (cabinet card).             &n... more >


   05 Art-Speak, Auckland CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTONE

Joyce Campbell, Mindanao 1, 2002,, ilfochrome photograph mounted on aluminium. The University of Auckland Art Collection.

In New Zealand any 125th anniversary is worth noting since t... more >


   06 Geoffrey Goldie (1921 – 2007) SAM SCHOENBAUM

Geoffrey Goldie, Self-portrait, 1946, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artists estate.

The Australian artist Geoffrey Goldie was born on 14 November 1921, into a farming family in Port Fa... more >

07 Letters

An Open Letter to the
Prime Minister of Australia
Re: The Australia Council

Dear Prime Minister Rudd
Recently my work was invited to participate in the Guangzhou Triennia... more >



   08 Through a glass darkly CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE

Rick Amor: A Single Life
Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 22 March to 13 July 2008.
Gavin Fry: Rick Amor
Beagle Press, 216 pp, $120 rrp.

Creativity is a self-... more >


   09 Joanna Woods Facing the Music: Charles Baeyertz and the Triad DAMIAN SKINNER

Joanna Woods
Facing the Music:
Charles Baeyertz and the Triad
Otago University Press, 2008, 247 pages, $45 rrp.

We all know it shouldn’t be done, but I’d lik... more >


   10 Yiloga: Tiwi Footy MARGIE WEST

Yiloga: Tiwi Footy
F11 Productions, Darwin, 2008, 253 pages, $49.95 rrp.

Australia is a nation obsessed with its football. The fact that this passion is also shared by many Abor... more >


   11 Engaging with Yolngu art VINCENT MEGAW

Howard Morphy
Becoming art:
exploring cross-cultural categories
UNSW Press, Sydney, 2008, xv+234 pp, 59 figs, $44.95 rrp.

A quick search for ‘Aboriginal art’... more >


   12 Benjamin Genocchio Dollar Dreaming: Inside the Aboriginal Art World ALAN DODGE

Benjamin Genocchio
Dollar Dreaming:
Inside the Aboriginal Art World
Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008, 72 pages, $39.95 rrp.

Benjamin Genocchio’s title, ... more >


   13 Mandy Ord Rooftops CEFN RIDOUT

Mandy Ord
Rooftops
Finlay Lloyd Publishers, Braidwood, NSW, 200 pages, $25 rrp.

In his 1970 survey of Australian comic art, The Inked-in Image, award-winning cartoonist a... more >

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