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This Month's cover :

Jonathan May, Mr Universe, 2009, digital print. May's portrait of John Terilli, the first Australian to claim the Mr Universe title (the Amateur title in 1983, and the Professional title in 1994), is a finalist in the 2010 Head On Portrait Prize. The Head On exhibition opens at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 30 April and runs to 5 June. This year’s Prize exhibition is accompanied by the inaugural Head On Photo Festival 30 April to 5 June.



Issue 229
May 2010




   01 Keeping It Visual: The Studio-based PhD PETER HILL

Yvette Watt, Second Sight series, 2008/8, gicleé print on Hahnemuehle photo rag paper, 65 x 58cm; clockwise from top left: sheep, cow, chicken, pig.

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   02 gone in no time KEN BOLTON

Nick Selenitsch in limbo. Photograph by Nick Selenitsch

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   03 9 shots 5 stories IAN McLEAN

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

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   04 The Quick and the Dead AMBER NAISMITH

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Conversation I, 2005, video installation, 5 videos, duration 12 minutes. Dimensions variable. Photograph by Eeakarach Prangchaikul. Courtesy the artist by arrangem... more >


   05 Beauty: nature and art MARK DOBER

Julia Morison, Myriorama #6 Wayzgoose, Configuration #4, 2010, laser jet print, Indian ink wash, gesso, aluminium/polyurethane laminate: 6 panels, 60 x 80cm each. Image courtesy of the art... more >


   06 Melbourne>

John Nixon, Portrait of Jenny Watson, c. 1980, Polaroid photograph. © Courtesy John Nixon.

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   07 Hopper’s Imaginary Line MELISSA AMORE

Dennis Hopper, Self-portrait (Within a Man of Light, there is only Light; Within a Man of Darkness, there is only Darkness), 1997, digital inkjet printing, transparency and lightbox. Image... more >


   08 Albert Tucker: The Intruder – The Perfect Allegory IVAN DURRANT

Albert Tucker, Cannibal Pearce, 1968

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   09 Weaving of country lost in translation: the problem of exhibiting environmental art TAMSIN KERR

Jan Dunlop, wardrobe for and of the rainforest.

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   10 Cecile Williams: Contained NALDA SEARLES

Cecile Williams, Greta’s Garden (detail), 2010, found and recycled plastics.

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   11 Controversy & acclaim: 60 years of the Mosman Art Prize JEREMY ECCLES

Lucy Culliton, Still Life / White Ground, 2000, oil on board, 120 x 120cm
From the Collection of Mosman Art Gallery Mosman Council. Images courtesy the artists.

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   12 Quixotic Pursuit: Tim Miller’s Sundown PATTI MILLER

Tim Miller, 19.2.09, pastel on paper, 12 x 17cm. Courtesy the artist and Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney.  

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   13 Not the void exactly: Species of Spaces JOHANNES KLABBERS

Melissa Laing, borderline, 2008, video loop on DVD.

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   14 Madrid and the essential youthfulness of art MATTHIAS KRUG

Crowds gather in front of the Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofia museum.

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   15 Letter from London JOHN CONOMOS

Richard Hamilton, Shock and Awe, 2007-08. Inkjet print on Hewlett-Packard Premium canvas 200 x 100cm. © 2010 Richard Hamilton.

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   16 Letter from Auckland Triennial GENEVIEVE O’CALLAGHAN

Michael Stevenson, On How Things Behave (video still), 2010, HD and 16mm transferred to DVD, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 15:43min, commissioned by Objectif exhibitions, Antwerp and the 4th ... more >

17 Letters to the Editor

Re-thinking Literacy

If there is something distinctly Aboriginal in NOT learning to write, in NOT working, in NOT attending school and in refusing to become ‘like whitefellas’ as Jennifer ... more >

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