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Mark Thompson, After Lindt and Van Eyck - Madonna Homage in a big dress, 2008, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

Issue 214
October 2008

   01 If I say I love my place, what’s with the bags I’ve packed? The cultural changes required by landscape memoir and eco-regionalism TAMSIN KERR

Wendy McGrath, Forest Couture, 2005, site-specific installation/sculpture, hand stitched ‘debut’ gown made from the leaves of the macaranga tanarius (a rainforest pioneer), red cotton and ... more >

   02 Telstra Imbroglio: the 25th NATSIAA JEREMY ECCLES

Terry Ngamandara Wilson, Gulach – Spike Rush, 2008, natural pigments on bark. Bark Painting winner. Courtesy the artist and Maningrida Arts and Culture.

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   03 The 35th Alice Prize KIERAN FINNANE

Pip McManus, Ichor, 2006, DVD stills from 55-minute digital video. Nic Hempel: cello, David Nixon: digital content production, Bill Davis: Red House Studio recording. Courtesy the artist. ... more >

   04 Saltpan to Skyscraper: the 2008 TOGART Contemporary Art Award (NT) VAL CLARK

Marina Murdilinga, Dirdbim (Moon Dreaming), 2008, pandanus spiralis, bamboo and natural dyes. Courtesy the artist and Maningrida Arts and Culture.

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   05 As citizens of the world … NIGEL LENDON

Axel Poignant, Young Women, Croker Island, (1948/printed c. 1979), silver gelatin print on Ilford Galerie, © Roslyn Poignant, Axel Poignant Archive, London.

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   06 PHotoEspaña 08: Madrid JUSTINE BAYOD ESPOZ

W. Eugene Smith, Doctor with Coffee Cup, 1948. Center for Creative Photography, W. Eugene Smith Archive. © The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith. 

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   07 Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri c. 1920–2008 SASHA GRISHIN

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Rockholes Near the Olgas, 2008, synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen. Image courtesy Watiyawanu Art Centre and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territo... more >

08 Letters

About turn – 2008 Sydney Biennale
In response to Michael Desmond’s article Back to the future? - 2008 Biennale of Sydney (AMA #213, September 2008), I enclose a quote from a c... more >

   09 Survivor City: Sarajevo IAN ROHR

Ian Rohr, Sarajevo looking out beyond a war-destroyed home, digital print, 2008.

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   10 Murray Walker: Memento PATRICK HUTCHINGS

Murray Walker, installation view of Memento exhibition at Scott Livesey Galleries, 2008. Courtesy the Artist and Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.

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   11 Book: A tank full of hungry sharks PETER ANDERSON

Don Thompson: The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses
Aurum Press, London, 2008, 299 pp, $39.95 rrp.

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   12 Book: Coherence and contradiction: Pioneering a history of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia ANDREW MONTANA

Harriet Edquist: Pioneers of Modernism: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia
Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing, 2008, 304 pp, 120 Illustrations, $59.95 rrp.

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