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This Month's cover :

Dennis Trew, First day of duty at age 15 years, C-type photograph, 35.08 x 43.02cm. Image courtesy the artist.



Issue 240
June 2011




   01 The Lingering Effects of Vietnam: Veterans’ art from Dog Tags to Nam Bang! (1992 – 2009) KATHLEEN JAMES

Terry Eichler, Meditation on 2,063,500 Deaths, 2009
inkjet print, collage, pencil on Vietnamese note paper, 86 x 96 cm.

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   02 Nudity, obscenity, pornography and bloodletting*: the impact of Mildura Sculpture Triennials on Australian contemporary art TOM McCULLOUGH

043- 1962 David Morrissey (pictured), Domestic Habitation, installation at the 5th Mildura Triennial ‘Sculpturescape’ in 1973.

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   03 (Re)fresh: AGSA under Nick Mitzevich MARGOT OSBORNE

Patricia Piccinini, Once upon a time … , installation view (detail), Art Gallery of SA, 2011. Photograph by Saul Steed.

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   04 Photography and Place Australian landscape photography: 1970s until now ADAM GECZY

Rosemary Laing, After Heysen, 2004, C-type photograph, 110 x 252cm. Collection: The Australian Club, Melbourne. Image courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
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   05 Yangtze Tears from Beiirrinba Blood TESS ALLAS

Mapping Beiirrinba, acrylic on canvas, 2004, 120 x 160cm.
All images are of work by Frances Belle Parker; image courtesy the artist.

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   06 Passionately Independent: Alison Anderson Nampitjinpa in Sydney JEREMY ECCLES

Untitled, 2011, acrylic on linen, 152 x 183cm.
Image courtesy the artist and Trevor Victory Harvey Gallery, Sydney.

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   07 Nolan’s Existentialist Camera CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE

Untitled (Cow and calf carcass covered in dirt 1)
All images from 1952, archival inkjet prints, 23 x 23cm; all of work by Sidney Nolan.
Image courtesy The Sidney Nolan Trust.

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   08 Now becoming then: Re-photography and John Elliott’s The Last Show and Re-shoot DOUG SPOWART

Laughing clowns, 1985 / 2010, pigment ink printed on PVC based material, 164.5 x 125cm.

All images of work by John Elliott; courtesy the artist.

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   09 Calvin Klein: art and global branding MITCHELL OAKLEY SMITH

Calvin Klein Collection launch, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, featuring light installations by Sydney artist Jonathan Jones. Image courtesy Calvin Klein Inc.

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   10 obituary: Sandy Kirby TRAUDI ALLEN

1948 – 2011
Sandy Kirby directed her efforts less towards aggressive condemnation of prejudice, the intricacies of a jargonised theoretical debate, or her own status in the art system than wit... more >



   11 obituary: Aadje Bruce VIVONNE THWAITES

1934 – 2011

Aadje was a delight to work with, kind and considerate. Her works were never reduced back, she held to her convictions. For the exhibition Littoral in Hobart in 2010 we showed her... more >


   12 obituary: John Barbour DOMENICO de CLARIO

1954 – 2011

Through his long and highly productive residence in Adelaide John Barbour was both a great supporter of the AEAF and a significant contributor to the Foundation’s clarity of ... more >



   13 Into the deep end: Jasper Knight at the Victorian Opera MAURICE O’RIORDAN & JASPER KNIGHT

Jasper Knight, Richard Gill, 2005,
enamel paint and mixed media on board.

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   14 Probing art’s furry edges: Simone Kennedy’s We are all Children of the Stars SERA WATERS

Elements of Simone Kennedy’s We are all Children of the Stars installation in the foyer of Artlab, Adelaide, 2010-11, including an example from her series of ink drawings and part of her spi... more >


   15 4000-year-old bubbles popping: Postcards from The Arctic Circle artist residency URSZULA DAWKINS

The Arctic Circle 2010, participants at work, Erikbreen glacier, Liefdefjorden, Svalbard. Image courtesy Laurie Palmer.

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   16 em file: Kirsty Hulm BEAU McCAFFERTY

Mark Hearts Keran, 2010, sculpture, documentation of action (performance), self-portrait, drawing and auction, as facilitated by eBay.com.au, tattoo, skin, interaction.
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   17 books: LOOK: contemporary Australian Photography since 1980 Anne Marsh, ASHLEY CRAWFORD

Macmillan Art Publishing,
South Yarra, Melbourne, 2010,
400p, rrp$130
ISBN 9781921394102

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   18 books: Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family Tim Bonyhady, JON ALTMAN

Allen and Unwin,
Sydney, 456p, rrp$35
ISBN: 9781742371467

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