This Month's cover :

Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Narrbong (String bag), 2005, wire mesh, feathers, 23.5 x 8.7 x 7.7cm. 

Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Supporters and Patrons of Indigenous Art, 2005. 

© Lorraine Connelly-Northey.

Issue 239
May 2011

   01 tall man by Vernon Ah Kee ALISA DUFF

Tall Man, 2010, charcoal, crayon and acrylic on linen, 180 x 240cm.

Image copyright and courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

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   02 Symmetry, Substance & Style: Stop(the)Gap at Samstag Museum MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Warwick Thornton, still image from Stranded, 2011, 3D digital video, sound, 11:06min. Producer: Fiona Parkes; editor; Liam Egan; digital colourist: Trish Cahill; compositor: Ben Blick-Hod... more >

   03 Singapore Biennale 2011 - Open House SHIVANGI AMBANI-GHANDHI

Mike Nelson, Le Cannibale (Parody, Consumption and Institutional Critique), 2008, 41 wood and MDF plinths, mixed media, installation dimens ions variable. Collection: Rennie Collection, V... more >

   04 New Malaysian Documentary Photography ZHUANG WUBIN

Abdul Rahman Roslan, image from the PATI Project, 2007 - ongoing: Muhamad, an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, suffers mental disorder after being cheated by an agent who promised him a jo... more >

   05 Marshall Bell: Looking for history TIMOTHY MORRELL

Animal Skin Moiety, 2010, 121.5 x 91.5cm. Based on animal skin designs as recorded in A. W. Howitt’s Native Tribes of South Eastern Australia, Macmillan, London, 1904.

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   06 Adam Hill - Not a proppa Aborigine DJON MUNDINE

Adam Hill, Despite her race she was a winner, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150cm. Collection: Parliament of NSW (finalist, Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize). 

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   07 Desert Country GENEVIEVE O'CALLAGHAN

Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), 2001, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 180cm. Gift of Harold and Neriba Gallasch 2002. ©Tjumpo Tjapanangka, courtesy Warlayirti Arti... more >

   08 Obituary: Ian W. Abdulla (1947-2011) JOHN KEAN

Ian Abdulla in his installation Picking tomatoes in the hot sun, 2001, Melbourne Museum. Image courtesy Museum Victoria. Photograph by Jon Augier.

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   09 Father Figure: Reconsidering Henry Moore and his Australian influence ALEX J. TAYLOR

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1951. Tate © Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.

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   10 Suspensions of Belief, or Wrestling with the Angel: Two Performance Installations by Ken Unsworth 2009-2010 JEFF DOYLE

Ken Unsworth photographed with angel wings. Installation view from Ken Unsworth’s A Ringing Glass, 2009, at the former Turbine Hall, Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

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   11 Seeing Di Mauro JOSEPH EISENBERG

Self portrait, 2007, woven digital prints on rag paper, 97cm x 131cm; shown in footnotes of a verdurous tale. 

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   12 Seductive fictions: Enrique Martinez Celaya PRUE GIBSON

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Shine, from The Shine and The Storm Suite, 2009, colour woodcut on archival Thai mulberry paper, 99.1 x 86.4cm. image courtesy the artist and Liverpool S... more >

   13 Green at Darwin's Outstation SKYE RAABE

Lydia Balba, Winpa, acrylic on linen, 120 x 90cm, 2011. Image courtesy the artist at Short St Gallery, Broome.

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   14 Let the Healing Begin ANNE KIRKER

Polly Borland, Untitled VII from Smudge, 2010, chromogenic print, 76 x 65cm. Image courtesy and © Polly Borland, and Murray White Art Rooms, Melbourne

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   15 Songs without words: Jesper Just in conversation CHRIS MALCOLM & JESPER JUST

Still image from No Man is an Island II, 2004, DVCAM, 4:39 min.

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