Issue 212 August 2008

1 Captain Cook’s Eye-patch KATRINA SCHLUNKE Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770, exhibition installation view Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, with right: Daniel Boyd, Captain No Beard, 2006; left: E. Phillips Fox, Landing of Captain Cook at Botany Bay, 1902; adjacent left: Daniel Boyd, We Call Them Pirates Out Here, 2006; centre: Daniel Boyd, Untitled (installation with model ship), 2006. Image courtesy Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

1 Captain Cook’s Eye-patch KATRINA SCHLUNKE

Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770, exhibition installation view Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, with right: Daniel Boyd, Captain No Beard, 2006; left: E. Phillips Fox, Landing of Captain Cook at Botany Bay, 1902; adjacent left: Daniel Boyd, We Call Them Pirates Out Here, 2006; centre: Daniel Boyd, Untitled (installation with model ship), 2006. Image courtesy Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

2 Storylines in Tasmania VIVIEN JOHNSON Bangarra Dance Theatre dancers Elma Kris and Patrick Thaiday in a scene from the company’s current production Mathinna. Image courtesy Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photograph by Jeff Busby. Choreographed by Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page, Mathinna is based on the life of Mathinna (1835 - 1856), a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman tragically caught ‘between two cultures’. Mathinna is currently showing at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House until August 23, 2008. 

2 Storylines in Tasmania VIVIEN JOHNSON

Bangarra Dance Theatre dancers Elma Kris and Patrick Thaiday in a scene from the company’s current production Mathinna. Image courtesy Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photograph by Jeff Busby. Choreographed by Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page, Mathinna is based on the life of Mathinna (1835 - 1856), a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman tragically caught ‘between two cultures’. Mathinna is currently showing at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House until August 23, 2008. 

3 hand in hand: sexy and dangerous DANIEL BROWNING Shigeyuki Kihara performs Taualuga: the last dance at the Boomali opening of hand in hand, with Darrell Sibosado’s mural, Untitled, 2008 in the background. Image courtesy Jenny Fraser.

3 hand in hand: sexy and dangerous DANIEL BROWNING

Shigeyuki Kihara performs Taualuga: the last dance at the Boomali opening of hand in hand, with Darrell Sibosado’s mural, Untitled, 2008 in the background. Image courtesy Jenny Fraser.

4 Be True to Yourself HOLLY-MAE EMERSON David Rosetzky, Nothing like this, 2007, still from 16mm film transferred to DVD, Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

4 Be True to Yourself HOLLY-MAE EMERSON

David Rosetzky, Nothing like this, 2007, still from 16mm film transferred to DVD, Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

5 Bibliomania: The Paintings of Victoria Reichelt JESSICA BERRY Victoria Reichelt, Collapse, 2007, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

5 Bibliomania: The Paintings of Victoria Reichelt JESSICA BERRY

Victoria Reichelt, Collapse, 2007, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

6 (When you wake) you’re still in a dream RYSZARD DABEK Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Murder of Crows, 2008, sound and mixed-media installation with audio speakers, amplifiers, computer, electronics, miscellaneous media, 30 mins, installation view in 16th Biennale of Sydney 2008 at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay. Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna for the 2008 Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy the artists; Luhring Augustine, New York; and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin. Photograph by Greg Weight.

6 (When you wake) you’re still in a dream RYSZARD DABEK

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Murder of Crows, 2008, sound and mixed-media installation with audio speakers, amplifiers, computer, electronics, miscellaneous media, 30 mins, installation view in 16th Biennale of Sydney 2008 at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay. Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna for the 2008 Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy the artists; Luhring Augustine, New York; and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin. Photograph by Greg Weight.

7 Gotcha ... under my skin eX de Medici Installation view with (left to right) Helmet, 2006 and Helmet’s Skull, 2006, watercolour on paper. First exhibited as part of the WHO CARES? group exhibition, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney,  21 February to 24 March 2006. Courtesy the artist and Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

7 Gotcha ... under my skin eX de Medici

Installation view with (left to right) Helmet, 2006 and Helmet’s Skull, 2006, watercolour on paper. First exhibited as part of the WHO CARES? group exhibition, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney,  21 February to 24 March 2006. Courtesy the artist and Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

8 Transcendence in Sam Jinks’s Still Life, Pietà JACQUI DURRANT Sam Jinks, Still Life, Pietà, 2007, mixed media, silicon, fibreglass, human hair. Courtesy the artist and Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.

8 Transcendence in Sam Jinks’s Still Life, Pietà JACQUI DURRANT

Sam Jinks, Still Life, Pietà, 2007, mixed media, silicon, fibreglass, human hair. Courtesy the artist and Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.

9 Brian Njinawanga Campion (c.1934 – 2008) DR CHRISTIANE KELLER & LUDGER DINKLER Brian Njinawanga Campion, Malnyangarnak Story, 1978, natural ochres on bark. Collection National Gallery of Victoria. Courtesy the artist’s estate.

9 Brian Njinawanga Campion (c.1934 – 2008) DR CHRISTIANE KELLER & LUDGER DINKLER

Brian Njinawanga Campion, Malnyangarnak Story, 1978, natural ochres on bark. Collection National Gallery of Victoria. Courtesy the artist’s estate.

10 Letters  ‘Nude Girl Art Outrage’ In the interest of facilitating some debate around the issue of children as subjects in art, AMA publishes some of the letters in response to both the controversy related to the July edition’s cover image and the broader issue.

10 Letters

 ‘Nude Girl Art Outrage’

In the interest of facilitating some debate around the issue of children as subjects in art, AMA publishes some of the letters in response to both the controversy related to the July edition’s cover image and the broader issue.

11 Conversations with a Crow: Karla Dickens DJON MUNDINE Karla Dickens, Forever in my arms, 2007, mixed media on canvas. Images courtesy the artist.

11 Conversations with a Crow: Karla Dickens DJON MUNDINE

Karla Dickens, Forever in my arms, 2007, mixed media on canvas. Images courtesy the artist.

12 Julie Dowling: Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) PATRICK HUTCHINGS Julie Dowling, Amazing Grace, 2008, acrylic on canvas. Melbourne.

12 Julie Dowling: Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) PATRICK HUTCHINGS

Julie Dowling, Amazing Grace, 2008, acrylic on canvas. Melbourne.

13 The Laverty Collection of Indigenous art in print and on exhibition JEREMY ECCLES Beyond Sacred: Recent Paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities Edited by Colin & Elizabeth Laverty Published by Hardie Grant Books rrp $120

13 The Laverty Collection of Indigenous art in print and on exhibition JEREMY ECCLES

Beyond Sacred: Recent Paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities
Edited by Colin & Elizabeth Laverty
Published by Hardie Grant Books rrp $120