May 2007 Issue 199

  1 Squaring the circle: Janet Dawson Survey 1953-2006: MICHAEL DESMOND,  Canberra    Janet Dawson,  Cloud over Barry’s Hill,  2000, oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. ©Janet Dawson. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2006

1 Squaring the circle: Janet Dawson Survey 1953-2006: MICHAEL DESMOND, Canberra

Janet Dawson, Cloud over Barry’s Hill, 2000, oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. ©Janet Dawson. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2006

  2 Eyes, lies and illusions: MARTYN JOLLY,  Melbourne    Lantern of fear, in  Gulielmo Jacobo’s Gravesande , Physices Elementa Mathematica, Geneva, 1748

2 Eyes, lies and illusions: MARTYN JOLLY, Melbourne

Lantern of fear, in Gulielmo Jacobo’s Gravesande, Physices Elementa Mathematica, Geneva, 1748

  3 Book review:  Ian Potter: A Biography,  Peter Yule :  ROBERT DINGLEY

3 Book review: Ian Potter: A Biography,
Peter Yule
: ROBERT DINGLEY

  4 Book Review:  Art Works: Place , Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar: MARCO MARCON

4 Book Review: Art Works: Place, Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar: MARCO MARCON

  5 Hope in white ruins: NIKOS PAPASTERGIADIS   Video still from  Lida Abdul, White house , 2005, 16mm film transferred to video. Courtesy of the artist.

5 Hope in white ruins: NIKOS PAPASTERGIADIS

Video still from Lida Abdul, White house, 2005, 16mm film transferred to video. Courtesy of the artist.

  6 Asian art alpha waves: TAMARA WINIKOFF    Tamara Winikoff conducting a forum at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China.  Late last year, with the assistance of the Australia Council, I joined the international brat pack of art junkies, visiting Gwangju in South Korea and Shanghai, China, where two of the Asian Biennales opened in quick succession. My mission was to talk to some of the artists about their working lives. ...   7 Dear Hilary...   A popular culture query from the heartland, Hilary. The fashion for wearing the trouser at mid-bottom level or below, and exposing the undergarment. Where will this lead? K P, DOUBLE BAY  Having received a number of similar inquiries in recent months, I sense a sea change. I have taken soundings, though, and can confirm that young persons remain committed to the dropped-waist mode, especially when they are proud of their buttocks and free of what my assistant Robert refers to as ‘love handles’. This is a sensitive issue. I think we would all agree that the effect is entirely wholesome when the buttocks on display are firm, well-rounded, nicely maintained, and the underwear freshly laundered. Large bottoms can be charming, but only if held aloft by an adequate exercise regime. However, and on this point my assistant Robert agrees with me, persons of girth should be alert to the potential for embarrassment arising from the cleft between impressively proportioned but overly constricted buttocks. On a different note, I am intrigued that you felt able to identify yourself as coming from the heartland, which is hardly how I would have characterised Double Bay. H

6 Asian art alpha waves: TAMARA WINIKOFF

Tamara Winikoff conducting a forum at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China.

Late last year, with the assistance of the Australia Council, I joined the international brat pack of art junkies, visiting Gwangju in South Korea and Shanghai, China, where two of the Asian Biennales opened in quick succession. My mission was to talk to some of the artists about their working lives. ...

7 Dear Hilary...

A popular culture query from the heartland, Hilary. The fashion for wearing the trouser at mid-bottom level or below, and exposing the undergarment. Where will this lead?
K P, DOUBLE BAY

Having received a number of similar inquiries in recent months, I sense a sea change. I have taken soundings, though, and can confirm that young persons remain committed to the dropped-waist mode, especially when they are proud of their buttocks and free of what my assistant Robert refers to as ‘love handles’. This is a sensitive issue. I think we would all agree that the effect is entirely wholesome when the buttocks on display are firm, well-rounded, nicely maintained, and the underwear freshly laundered. Large bottoms can be charming, but only if held aloft by an adequate exercise regime. However, and on this point my assistant Robert agrees with me, persons of girth should be alert to the potential for embarrassment arising from the cleft between impressively proportioned but overly constricted buttocks. On a different note, I am intrigued that you felt able to identify yourself as coming from the heartland, which is hardly how I would have characterised Double Bay. H

  8 For Matthew & others: Journeys with schizophrenia: CHRISTINE FRANCE   Jon Cattapan,  Untitled  from  Sister series  of drawings, 1984, pencil on paper, two units of twelve. Courtesy of the artist and Kaliman Gallery, Sydney

8 For Matthew & others: Journeys with schizophrenia: CHRISTINE FRANCE

Jon Cattapan, Untitled from Sister series of drawings, 1984, pencil on paper, two units of twelve. Courtesy of the artist and Kaliman Gallery, Sydney