April 2008 Issue 208

  1 Editorial   LEFT: Jock Puautjimi (cast with Luna Ryan), Pukumani Pole, Arrow , 2004, kiln cast crystal, metal, rubber. RIGHT: Jock Puautjimi (cast with Luna Ryan),  Pukumani Pole, Large Bird , 2006/07, kiln cast crystal, metal, rubber and recycled television screen. Installation view,  Mamana Mamanta  exhibition, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra. Image courtesy the artists, Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island, and Craft ACT, Canberra. Photograph by Creative Image Photography.

1 Editorial

LEFT: Jock Puautjimi (cast with Luna Ryan),Pukumani Pole, Arrow, 2004, kiln cast crystal, metal, rubber. RIGHT: Jock Puautjimi (cast with Luna Ryan), Pukumani Pole, Large Bird, 2006/07, kiln cast crystal, metal, rubber and recycled television screen. Installation view, Mamana Mamanta exhibition, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra. Image courtesy the artists, Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island, and Craft ACT, Canberra. Photograph by Creative Image Photography.

  2 Back to the City? the re-berth of coal: LISA SLADE & GERALDINE BOBSIEN   Allan Chawner,  Pasha wave , 2007, digital print. Collection Newcastle Region Art Gallery. First exhibited in F loat: watercraft in art,  Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 2007

2 Back to the City? the re-berth of coal: LISA SLADE & GERALDINE BOBSIEN

Allan Chawner, Pasha wave, 2007, digital print. Collection Newcastle Region Art Gallery. First exhibited in Float: watercraft in art, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 2007

  3 Old Skool Rules and the Yearning for Roots: RIC SPENCER   Soda_Jerk,  Astro Black: A History of Hip Hop (Episode One) , 2007. Courtesy the Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest

3 Old Skool Rules and the Yearning for Roots: RIC SPENCER

Soda_Jerk, Astro Black: A History of Hip Hop (Episode One), 2007. Courtesy the Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest

  4 Working on New Directions for the Arts: PETER ANDERSON   Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1932-2002), Warlugulong , 1977, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with the generous assistance of Roslynne Bracher and the Paspaley Family, David Coe and Michelle Coe, Charles Curran and Eva Curran 2007. © the estate of the artist

4 Working on New Directions for the Arts: PETER ANDERSON

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1932-2002),Warlugulong, 1977, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with the generous assistance of Roslynne Bracher and the Paspaley Family, David Coe and Michelle Coe, Charles Curran and Eva Curran 2007. © the estate of the artist

  5 Postcard from KL & Jogja:  HAYLEY WEST   Hayley West,  CAN  (detail), 2007, still from performance DVD, from the exhibition  Bangun - Abandon Project,  1 – 3 February 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5 Postcard from KL & Jogja: HAYLEY WEST

Hayley West, CAN (detail), 2007, still from performance DVD, from the exhibition Bangun - Abandon Project, 1 – 3 February 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  6 Weaving around the traps: ANNA CLABBURN,  Melbourne    Alan Joshua Jnr,  Fishing by the coast,  2008, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Ngukurr Arts. Photograph by Steven Pam Photography

6 Weaving around the traps: ANNA CLABBURN, Melbourne

Alan Joshua Jnr, Fishing by the coast, 2008, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Ngukurr Arts. Photograph by Steven Pam Photography

  7 Jan Martin 1939 − 2008: CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE   (l to r) Mayatil Marika and Banduk Marika with Jan Martin, 1989

7 Jan Martin 1939 − 2008: CHRISTOPHER HEATHCOTE

(l to r) Mayatil Marika and Banduk Marika with Jan Martin, 1989

  8 The QCP: ongoing analysis and a constant receptivity, an interview with Maurice Ortega: ADAM GECZY   Marian Drew,  Crow with salt,  2003, Giclee print. Courtesy the artist

8 The QCP: ongoing analysis and a constant receptivity, an interview with Maurice Ortega: ADAM GECZY

Marian Drew, Crow with salt, 2003, Giclee print. Courtesy the artist

  9 Monument to Memory: Woomera in Australian contemporary art: VERONICA TELLO   Rosemary Laing,  Welcome to Australia,  2004, Type C photograph. Courtesy of Rosemary Laing and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

9 Monument to Memory: Woomera in Australian contemporary art: VERONICA TELLO

Rosemary Laing, Welcome to Australia, 2004, Type C photograph. Courtesy of Rosemary Laing and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

  10 Breaking the Veils at Shepparton: JACQUI VERROCCHIO   Laila Shaw (Palestine),  Twenty Targets , 1994, silkscreen on paper. Collection of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

10 Breaking the Veils at Shepparton: JACQUI VERROCCHIO

Laila Shaw (Palestine), Twenty Targets, 1994, silkscreen on paper. Collection of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

  11 The Repression of the Irrepressible: Mona Ryder’s Barcelona Twostep: NOLA FARMAN   Mona Ryder,  Lost Parcel,  2007, crutches, wheels, MDF and fake fur, wrapped parcel with stamps, shoes, red dyed stockings and metal cross. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Benjamin Townsend Photography

11 The Repression of the Irrepressible: Mona Ryder’s Barcelona Twostep: NOLA FARMAN

Mona Ryder, Lost Parcel, 2007, crutches, wheels, MDF and fake fur, wrapped parcel with stamps, shoes, red dyed stockings and metal cross. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Benjamin Townsend Photography

  12 The dance of Carmencita: Flamenco and the Avant-garde: JUSTINE BAYOD ESPOZ   Martin Ramon Durban Bielsa,  Cafe Concert, 1936. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Reina Sofia National Art Museum

12 The dance of Carmencita: Flamenco and the Avant-garde: JUSTINE BAYOD ESPOZ

Martin Ramon Durban Bielsa, Cafe Concert,1936. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Reina Sofia National Art Museum

  13 Book:   The Formalesque: A Guide to Modern Art and its History  BY   Bernard Smith: RACHEL JESSIE-RAE O’CONNOR   Book review:  Bernard Smith: The Formalesque: A Guide to Modern Art and its History,  Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, 2007, 136 pages, $77 rrp

13 Book: The Formalesque: A Guide to Modern Art and its History BY Bernard Smith: RACHEL JESSIE-RAE O’CONNOR

Book review: Bernard Smith: The Formalesque: A Guide to Modern Art and its History, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, 2007, 136 pages, $77 rrp