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Claudia Damichi, Reading Between the Lines, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 41cm. From the exhibition Claudia Damichi: Bitter Sweet at Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, 30 March to 24 April. www.sophiegannongallery.com.au



Issue 228
April 2010




   01. Mueck Memory Lane CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE

Ron Mueck, Mask II, 2002, polyester resin, fibreglass, steel, plywood, synthetic hair: second edition, artist’s proof, 77 x 118 x 85cm. Private Collection.

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   02. Back to Reality ELIZABETH STANTON

David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton, The world’s more interesting with you in it, 2009, installation, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artists.

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   03. 9 shots 5 stories: Imants Tillers and Indigenous difference IAN MCLEAN

Imants Tillers,The nine shots, 1985, acrylic and oilstick on 91 canvas boards; overall 330 x 266cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of the artist, 2008.

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   04. The Impossible Unities of Tim Johnson EMILY ROBERTSON

Tim Johnson; Collaborating artists Karma Phuntsok and Brendan Smith. Lotus Born (detail), 2006, acrylic on linen, 9 panels: 198 x 91.5cm (each); 198 x 823.5cm (overall). Contemporary Colle... more >


   05. Tommy Watson & the politics of the Indigenous Art Market JOHN MCDONALD

Tommy Watson, Wati Kutjara, 2009, acrylic on Belgian linen, 110 x 160cm. Unless otherwise indicated, all images in this article of work by Tommy Watson are courtesy the artist and Agathon ... more >


   06. Janice (Jan McCulloch), 1938-2009 BARBARA CAMPBELL

Naomi Matthews, pencil sketch of Janice McCulloch, 2007, 35 x 27cm. Photograph by Paul Saint. Image courtesy the artist.

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   07. Ian Gentle, 1945-2009 GINA FAIRLEY

Ian Gentle in front of his work Salivating Croc at Wollongong University Library. Photograph by Gina Fairley.

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   08. Battle of the Batiks HELEN MUSA

Enteng Jodo Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, sarong with parang rusak motif, batik cap on cotton, 109 x 230cm. Photograph by Helen Musa.

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   09. Exquisite Labours: the life’s work of Nyukana (Daisy) Baker STELLA GRAY

Nyukana (Daisy) Baker Ernabella walka, c. 1964, water based paint on card, 5cm x 5cm. Ara Irititja Archival Project; Ernabella Arts Collection. Photograph courtesy the artist and Ara Iriti... more >


   10. Figures, fugitives, and feasts: George Baldessin PATRICK MCCAUGHEY

George Baldessin, MM of Rue St Denis, 1976, charcoal and conté on paper, 120 x 80.7cm. Collection of the Estate of George Baldessin. Image courtesy Australian Galleries.

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   11. Russia: A Diaghilev Festival & The Moscow Biennale ALAN DODGE

Red Square, Moscow, October 2009. Photograph by Alan R. Dodge

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   12. The other Starry Night: Post-impressionists from the Orsay DIANA KOSTYRKO

Georges Seurat, The circus (sketch), 1891, Musée d’Orsay, Paris. © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski.

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   13. Book: Diana James, Painting the Song: Kaltjiti artists of The Sand Dune Country, CHRIS RAJA

Diana James, Painting the Song: Kaltjiti artists of the Sand Dune Country, McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, 2009

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   14. Letter from Paris JOHN CONOMOS

Erro, Rock and Role, 1996, mixed media collage on paper, 39.2 x 32.7cm. Collection Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris. © Erro.

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