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This Month's cover :

Ruth Bucknell, to school, 2008, fashion photograph from her anonymity collection, comprising seven outfits and created for her final major research project (Fashion) at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Bucknell was recently represented as a finalist at the international 2009 Southern Trust iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards, Dunedin with five outfits from this collection. Image courtesy the artist. Photograph by Maurice Lye.



Issue 218
April 2009




   01 Remaking Fashion SALLY GRAY

John Galliano, Dress no.39 (detail), 2000 (made 2003), from The Tramp collection, silk, paint, lacquer, metal, viscose, nylon, paint. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Norma... more >


   02 Walking with Spirits: Ghosts, Gods and Men at the National Gallery of Australia JACQUI DURRANT

The Ambum Stone, c. 3500 BP, greywacke stone. From Ambum Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. Purchased 1977. Image courtesy the National Gallery of Australia.

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   03 Reasserting customary Indigenous Australian and Asian inheritance through contemporary printmaking JOANNA BARRKMAN

Reproduction of crayon drawing by Gumuk Gumana (1947) in Garma Festival’s Gapan Gallery (2008), Gulkula NT.  Photograph courtesy artist, Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka and Yothu Yindi Foundation.more >


   04 Shooting from the hip: an interview with Tony Albert ODETTE KELADA

Tony Albert, Butterscotch Tribesman, 2009, acrylic on Belgian linen, 174 x 126cm. Photograph by Carl Warner.

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   05 Kumanjayi Cherel c. 1920 – 2009 JEREMY ECCLES

Kumanjayi Cherel, Thirrwi (Hill Kangaroo), 2000, polymer paint on paper. Image courtesy Mangkaja Arts resource Agency.

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   06 Spirits of Progress: Exhibiting Art Deco and Modernism in Australia ANDREW MONTANA

The Victorian Railways present The Spirit of Progress, 1937, cover image for booklet: colour photolithographs, letterpress, 12 pages, cardboard cover, stapled binding, 20.8 x 26.8cm (closed), publi... more >


   07 The heart of martyrdom: First International Fajr, Tehran HELEN MUSA

Hossein Hamedani, The Battle of Khaybar, pre-1979, oil on canvas. An example of the ‘Teahouse’ school of painting, this scene depicts a battle fought in the year 629 AD between the Prophet... more >


   08 Social fabric: the art of Anna Eggert MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE

Anna Eggert, Dwelling Amongst Others, 2008, comprising a group of five works: Samra; Amina; Fatemah; Laila; Ula; stainless steel mesh, stainless steel rivets and washers, compatib... more >


   09 Building bridges in the desert, Museum of Islamic Art bedazzles  MATTHIAS KRUG

The Museum of Islamic Art’s main building entrance façade through the palm tree alley.

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   10 Alan Peascod: influences and dialogue PAUL DONNELLY

Alan Peascod, Notebook, Glasgow, Wombarra, 1987. Collection of Ellen Peascod.

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   11 Growing Histories: the influence of the Bayeux Tapestry on Elizabeth Paterson’s Growing Home ZSUZSANNA SOBOSLAY

Elizabeth Paterson, Growing Home - the street trees of Canberra (detail), 2008, end panel: papier-mâche, cardboard, inks and gloss medium. Image courtesy the artist. Photograph by Stuart H... more >


   12 Dismay at the display: David Marr, The Henson Case PAUL RAPOPORT

Book cover from David Marr, The Henson Case
Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2008, 157 pages,
8 plates, $24.95 rrp.

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   13 Rachel Power, The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood DENISE FERRIS

Book cover:

Rachel Power
The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood
Red Dog, Melbourne, 2008, 352pp, $29.99 rrp

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