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This Month's cover :

Billy Missi, Kulba Yadail (Old Lyrics) (detail), 2006, linocut printed in black ink from one block; paper: Arches BFK 300gsm; matrix size: 84.5 x 47.5cm; edition size: 90. Publisher: Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking. Image courtesy the artist and Djumbunji Press. In Missi’s words: ‘Kulba Yadail teaches us to read the stars, the moon and the sea. This image symbolises Kulba Yadail that describes our environment, our culture and also our identity.’ The central swaying band which runs top left to bottom right in this image, represents the complex Kulba Yadail knowledge system. Kulba Yadail is showing in Billi Missi’s solo solo exhibition Urabun Kai Buai (One Big Kin), a KickArts Contemporary Arts Cairns nationally touring exhibition currently on at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville until 16 August.
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/recreation/gallery/perctucker/index; www.kickarts.org.au



Issue 222
August 2009




   01 CIAF in focus LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW & MICHAEL SNELLING

Ron Yunkaporta, Thuuth Thaa’munth (Law Poles), 2006, ochres with acrylic binder on cottontree wood, bush string, ibis feathers, various dimensions. Image courtesy the artist and Wik and Kugu Art Ce... more >


   02 Histories repeating: recent work by r e a CHRISTINE NICHOLLS

r e a, Head On, 2009, male/female plaster head c. 1950s, language added by r e a, 15 x 12 x 2cm. Image courtesy the artist, BREENSPACE, Sydney, and Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney. Ph... more >


   03 Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land LARISSA BEHRENDT

Walker Evans, Allie Mae Burroughs, Wife of a Cotton Sharecropper, 1936, gelatin silver photograph, 34.3 x 27cm. South Australian Government Grant 1979, Collection: Art Gallery of South Aus... more >


   04 Tunnel Vision: 42/45, Darwin MAURICE O’RIORDAN

East Point Number 2. An artillery observation point set into the cliffs at East Point at the mouth of Darwin Harbour

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   05 From Bondi to Aarhus: Sculpture by the Sea KEN SCARLETT

Phil Price (New Zealand), Morpheus, steel, lead, aluminium, bearings, carbon fibre, epoxy urethane paint, height: 670cm, diameter of movement: 640cm

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   06 Jeff Koons in the Palace WES HILL

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986, stainless steel, 104.1 x 48.3 x 305.cm. Installed in Le Salon de l’Abondance (in the King’s Grand Apartment)

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   07 When in Venice ... MARTYN JOLLY

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Visitors, 2008/2009, video projection. Image courtesy the artist and Profile Foundation.

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   08 From Hard to Soft: Soft Sculpture at the NGA MATTHEW HOLT

Knitta Please at the National Gallery, installation view, gallery exterior. To celebrate the final week of Soft Sculpture, the National Gallery of Australia held Knitta Please, a festival ... more >


   09 Goulburn aGOG JAN JONES

David Carta, Darren - TATTOO ART, from the exhibitions Tattoo Parlour/Body Art and Show us your Tatts by David Carta, part of GRAG’s biennial Easter 2009 Show which coinc... more >


   10 Korean Dreams ADAM GECZY

Character ideographs: Ui (Justice), 17-1800s, colour on paper, 49 x30cm.

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   11 Sucker-punch and soul: Gerry Wedd ceramics JULIA JONES

Gerry Wedd, Thongs (detail), 2004, size 10, from Mementoes exhibition. Photography by Michal Kluvanek

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   12 The Shaping of a Sculptor: John Dowie (1915 – 2008) DENNIS COLEMAN

Dowie at work (possibly overseas)

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   13 book: Tales from Outer Suburbia & The Sacrifice CEFN RIDOUT

Shaun Tan, Tales from Outer Suburbia
Allen & Unwin, 2008, 96pp, $35 rrp

Bruce Mutard, The Sacrifice
Allen & Unwin, 2008,  252pp, $35 rrp
IMAGE: Shaun Tan, cov... more >


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