Issue 204 October 2007

1 Prizes and politics: The 24th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Award in Darwin BELINDA SCOTT Dennis Nona (Kal-lagaw-ya language, Badu and Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Qld homeland), Ubirikubiri, cast bronze.

1 Prizes and politics: The 24th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Award in Darwin BELINDA SCOTT

Dennis Nona (Kal-lagaw-ya language, Badu and Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Qld homeland), Ubirikubiri, cast bronze.

2 A tribute to Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni ADRIAN MARTIN Ingmar Bergman  and Michelangelo Antonioniat work

2 A tribute to Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni ADRIAN MARTIN

Ingmar Bergman  and Michelangelo Antonioniat work

3 Sixteen artists: Excerpts from a European diary, June 2007 Bill WRIGHT & HILARIE MAIS Ai Weiwei, Template, installation of found wooden windows and doors, in Documenta 12, Kassel.

3 Sixteen artists: Excerpts from a European diary, June 2007 Bill WRIGHT & HILARIE MAIS

Ai Weiwei, Template, installation of found wooden windows and doors, in Documenta 12, Kassel.

4 Snap freeze: Still life now in the Yarra Valley HILARY MADDOCKS John Scurry, Still life with Helmut and juggling batons, 2006, oil on linen, collection of Nick and Anne Lolatgis, Melbourne.

4 Snap freeze: Still life now in the Yarra Valley HILARY MADDOCKS

John Scurry, Still life with Helmut and juggling batons, 2006, oil on linen, collection of Nick and Anne Lolatgis, Melbourne.

5 Psychogothical ASHLEY CRAWFORD Ben Armstrong, Conflict, 2003-05, mixed media, courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.

5 Psychogothical ASHLEY CRAWFORD

Ben Armstrong, Conflict, 2003-05, mixed media, courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.

6 Aura: A twenty-first century tour of Lake George; altered relations in speed and its affect ANN FINEGAN John Conomos, Still from Aura, 2003, video installation, 13 mins.

6 Aura: A twenty-first century tour of Lake George; altered relations in speed and its affect ANN FINEGAN

John Conomos, Still from Aura, 2003, video installation, 13 mins.

7 Dear Hilary

7 Dear Hilary

8 Something to smile about in Beijing CLAIRE ROBERTS Zhang Wei, The Hall of Supreme Harmony, [Forbidden City], 1976, oil on paper. Reproduced courtesy Zhang Wei

8 Something to smile about in Beijing CLAIRE ROBERTS

Zhang Wei, The Hall of Supreme Harmony, [Forbidden City], 1976, oil on paper. Reproduced courtesy Zhang Wei

9 Adventures in image permissions ADAM GECZY

9 Adventures in image permissions ADAM GECZY

10 Strange fruit: Testimony and memory in Julie Dowling’s portraits in Melbourne KATE SANDS Julie Dowling, Aunties with cards, 1999, synthetic polymer paint, red ochre and gold on canvas, Hyphema Collection, Perth.

10 Strange fruit: Testimony and memory in Julie Dowling’s portraits in Melbourne KATE SANDS

Julie Dowling, Aunties with cards, 1999, synthetic polymer paint, red ochre and gold on canvas, Hyphema Collection, Perth.

11 Letter: This (patronised) art life

11 Letter: This (patronised) art life