Issue 208 April 2008

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 Float: 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 ­in Melbourne ANNA CLABBURN 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 ­in Melbourne ANNA CLABBURN

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: Bernard Smith: The Formalesque: A Guide to Modern Art and its History 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: Bernard Smith: The Formalesque: A Guide to Modern Art and its History 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