Issue 196 Summer 2006/07

1. [sic] Juan Davila in Sydney DAVID HANSEN Juan Davila, Rat man, 1980, oil on canvas. Collection National Gallery of Victoria, purchased 1984. © the artist and Kalli Rolfe, Contemporary Art Copyright Agent.

1. [sic] Juan Davila in Sydney DAVID HANSEN

Juan Davila, Rat man, 1980, oil on canvas. Collection National Gallery of Victoria, purchased 1984. © the artist and Kalli Rolfe, Contemporary Art Copyright Agent.

2. Book review: Juan Davila ADAM GECZY Guy Brett and Roger Benjamin with the writings of Juan Davila

2. Book review: Juan Davila ADAM GECZY

Guy Brett and Roger Benjamin with the writings of Juan Davila

3. Book review: Relativism and its discontents: SUSAN BEST Radical Revisionism: An Anthology of Writings on Australian Art   Rex Butler (edited)    

3. Book review: Relativism and its discontents: SUSAN BEST

Radical Revisionism: An Anthology of Writings on Australian Art  

Rex Butler (edited)    

History business: An interview with Bernard Smith CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE Bernard Smith, 2006. Photograph courtesy of Don Heathcote.

History business: An interview with Bernard Smith CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE

Bernard Smith, 2006. Photograph courtesy of Don Heathcote.

5. Mumeka to Milmilngkan: Innovation in Kurulk art in Canberra CATH BOWDLER James Iyuna, Mandjabu fish trap, 1999, natural ochres and pigments on bark. Private collection, Maningrida.

5. Mumeka to Milmilngkan: Innovation in Kurulk art in Canberra CATH BOWDLER

James Iyuna, Mandjabu fish trap, 1999, natural ochres and pigments on bark. Private collection, Maningrida.

6. [Review of five books]: Our art world DANIEL THOMAS Art + Australia: debates, dollars & delusions Patricia Anderson The Australian Artworld: Aesthetics in a global market Annette Van den Bosch

6. [Review of five books]: Our art world DANIEL THOMAS

Art + Australia: debates, dollars & delusions
Patricia Anderson

The Australian Artworld: Aesthetics in a global market
Annette Van den Bosch

7. Thanakupi: First hand in Weipa, Brisbane and Sydney SIMON WRIGHT Thanakupi, Mosquito man egg, 2006, buff raku stoneware, oxide, bauxite, clear glaze. Courtesy of the artist and Craft Queensland. Photo Andrea Higgins for Craft Qld.

7. Thanakupi: First hand in Weipa, Brisbane and Sydney SIMON WRIGHT

Thanakupi, Mosquito man egg, 2006, buff raku stoneware, oxide, bauxite, clear glaze. Courtesy of the artist and Craft Queensland. Photo Andrea Higgins for Craft Qld.

8. DEAR HILARY As a senior art-school functionary and bureaucrat, I have been asked by a colleague whether I will relish the disciplinary aspect of a new and challenging role to which I have recently been elevated. I am not sure what the sub-text is, and would appreciate your assistance in coming up with an appropriate response. Read the answer to this and many other questions in this months Art Monthly.

8. DEAR HILARY

As a senior art-school functionary and bureaucrat, I have been asked by a colleague whether I will relish the disciplinary aspect of a new and challenging role to which I have recently been elevated. I am not sure what the sub-text is, and would appreciate your assistance in coming up with an appropriate response.

Read the answer to this and many other questions in this months Art Monthly.

9. New York New York DENISE GREEN Nicholas Herman, Differentiation and correlation of revelation, 2006, metallic FGR. On display in the 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, New York, until March 2007. Courtesy of the artist and the Socrates Sculpture Park. Photo Chris Baker.

9. New York New York DENISE GREEN

Nicholas Herman, Differentiation and correlation of revelation, 2006, metallic FGR. On display in the 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, New York, until March 2007. Courtesy of the artist and the Socrates Sculpture Park. Photo Chris Baker.

9. Yingarti Jilamara: The art of the Tiwi Islands in Adelaide JEREMY ECCLES Tjamalampua, [Milikapiti, Melville Island], Bushfire woman at Turiturina, 1954, ochres on bark. South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

9. Yingarti Jilamara: The art of the Tiwi Islands in Adelaide JEREMY ECCLES

Tjamalampua, [Milikapiti, Melville Island], Bushfire woman at Turiturina, 1954, ochres on bark. South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

10. Wish you were here: Australian Government funding for our art overseas ALISON CARROLL We at Asialink have kept an eye on where Australian government funds for international cultural activities are spent for quite a time now – over sixteen years. We have seen the good times for Asia in the early 1990s, and the tougher times since then1. Every now and then we look at the figures seriously, but mostly it is just keeping a weather eye out, and feeling the wind.  Read the rest in this months Art Monthly.

10. Wish you were here: Australian Government funding for our art overseas ALISON CARROLL

We at Asialink have kept an eye on where Australian government funds for international cultural activities are spent for quite a time now – over sixteen years. We have seen the good times for Asia in the early 1990s, and the tougher times since then1. Every now and then we look at the figures seriously, but mostly it is just keeping a weather eye out, and feeling the wind. 

Read the rest in this months Art Monthly.

11. A narrowing of horizons: The Shanghai and Gwangju Biennales 2006 JOHN CLARK Qiu Jie [China], Washerwomen, 2006 Shanghai Biennale.   

11. A narrowing of horizons: The Shanghai and Gwangju Biennales 2006 JOHN CLARK

Qiu Jie [China], Washerwomen, 2006 Shanghai Biennale.