This Month's cover :

Scott Redford, Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner, 2008, laser-cut vinyl and digital print on aluminium, painted custom-wood frame. Design and fabrication assistance by Ray Smith, Louise Mathews and Dan Barton. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AM, 2008. Image courtesy the artist and National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Photograph by David Sandison.

Issue 216
Summer  2008

   01 Darby Jampijinpa Ross: Make it good for the people LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW

Karlanjirrinpirri (Swallow Dreaming), 1994, acrylic on canvas. Collection of Roslyn Premont, Sydney. Courtesy Gallery Gondwana, Sydney and Alice Springs.

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   02 Art on the rebound LISA SLADE

 Louise Weaver, Sacred Kingfisher, 2007-2008, hand crocheted lamb’s wool over taxidermied Sacred Kingfisher, (Alcidinidae) bonsai tree, marine plywood, sequins and cotton thread. Im... more >

   03 Lines In the Sand: Botany Bay Stories From 1770 ANNA LAWRENSON

Adam Hill, Heads Will Roll, 2008, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

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   04 Down South: A Stark View of the Sutherland Shire DIANA SIMMONDS

Andrew Stark, Cronulla Park, 2008

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   05 Adam Cullen: Let's get lost ALAN DODGE

Adam Cullen, Let’s Get Lost, 1999, acrylic, ink and enamel on board. Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Contemporary Collection Benefactors, 1999.

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   06 The Bon Scott Project ROBERT COOK

Rennie Ellis, AC/DC, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978, silver gelatin print. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre.

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   07 Beyond frame: Philippine photomedia PRUE GIBSON

Steve Tirona, Imelda Collection Plate #1, 2006, digital print. Courtesy the artist.

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   08 Fluorescent Facade: Arkley in Action ODETTE KELADA

Patrick McCarthy in character(s), scene from Fluorescent Façade, with a projection of Howard Arkley’s Mod Style, 1992. Photograph by Mary Evans.

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   09 James Gleeson 1915 to 2008 CHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN

James Gleeson, Portrait of the artist as an evolving landscape, 1993, oil on canvas. Private collection. Courtesy of Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney. Image courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Ca... more >

   10 Grahame King 1915 to 2008 SASHA GRISHIN

Grahame King in his Studio (detail). Photography by Richard Beck.

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   11 Ngarra, Andinyin/Kitja Artist, c.1920 to 2008 HENRY F. SKERRITT

Ngarra at home in Derby, 2002. This photograph was taken by Ngarra’s long-time friend and facilitator Kevin Shaw, and appears in Shaw’s publication Mates: Images and Stories from the Kimber... more >

   12 Gothic candour: 'I am the coffin that will not be silent' ASHLEY CRAWFORD

Jazmina Cininas, Rima knows the curse of being born on Christmas Eve, 2006,reduction linocut, woodblock. Courtesy the artist and Port Jackson Press Australia (Melbourne).

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   13 Without Borders: Outsider Art in an Antipodean Context MONICA SYRETTE

Alvaro Alvarez, Untitled (Two figures), 2003, pencil on canvas. Collection Arts Project Australia. 

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   14 Songs of Innocence and Experience NEWELL HARRY & MAX LIEBERMAN

Max Lieberman, Catharsis, 2006-2008, oil on canvas. Image courtesy the artist and Flinders St Gallery, Sydney.

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   15 Making here an everywhere: Jade Pegler's The Demonstrables PETER FAY

Jade Pegler, The Demonstrables (detail), 2008, paper, textiles and mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong City Gallery.

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   16 Book: So Far: The Art of Dale Frank 1980-2005 DAVID BROKER

So Far: The Art of Dale Frank
Schwartz City, Melbourne 2008,  432 pp, $199 rrp

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   17 Book: Rita Angus: an artist's life ANNE KIRKER

Jill Trevelyan
Rita Angus: an artist’s life
Te Papa Press, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington 2008, 420 pp, NZ$69.99 rrp

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18 LETTER Jeremy Eccles

John Oster, Executive Officer/Director of Desart, complains that I brought ‘no new light’ in my October 2008 AMA article on the issues surrounding the boycott of the 25th NATSIAA by artists and... more >

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