June 2009 Issue 220

  1 On judging green pens JUDGES: TAMSIN KERR & ALAN DODGE    2 A LITTLE-KNOWN PLACE: THE ART OF SHANE PICKETT, NICHOLAS TAPPER   SHANE PICKETT,  ON THE HORIZON OF THE DREAMING BOODJA , 2005, ACRYLIC ON LINEN, 153 X 122CM. COLLECTION: NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA. GIFT OF ROSLYNNE BRACHER 2006.   3 PALIMPSEST # 7 – DISPLACEMENT, HELEN VIVIAN   DENISE JAMES,  THE DANCE , 2009, INSTALLATION AT LAMBERT’S SWAMP INCORPORATING BEESWAX FIGURES. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTIST. PHOTOGRAPH BY KRISTIAN HAGGBLOM. ALL IMAGES THIS ARTICLE FROM  PALIMPSEST # 7 , MILDURA, 2009.   4 THE INDISPENSABLE CONTROL, FRANCO LA CECLA   FUTUREFARMERS COLLECTIVE,  RAINWATER HARVESTER/GREYWATER FEEDBACK LOOP , 2007, MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION. COURTESY AMY FRANCESCHINI, MICHAEL SWAINE E GALLERY 16, SAN FRANCISCO.   5 CLUES FOR OUR COMMON FUTURE? GREEN ART AND FLOATING LAND, TAMSIN KERR    BY THE LAKE , INSTALLATION AT  FLOATING LAND  2007. ARTISTS: ROWLEY DRYSDALE, ELLEN APPLEBY, TONY GRIMSHAW AND SUSAN COBURN, AMONG OTHERS; THE PRACTICE OF POTTERS HERE BEING MADE INTO ART. PHOTOGRAPH BY ADAM SEBASTIAN WEST.   6 TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND, DANIEL THOMAS   ALEKSANDRA MIR,  FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON , 1999, DVD, 12 MINUTES. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE LAURENT GODIN, PARIS.   7 PLANNING, PUBLIC ART AND THE MAKING OF COMMUNITY – THE PONDS, DEBORAH HALL   SUSAN MILNE AND GREG STONEHOUSE,  FLOAT,  2008, STEEL, STEEL MESH. PUBLIC SCULPTURE INSTALLED IN ROUNDABOUT,  THE PONDS, SYDNEY. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTISTS.   8 PRESCRIBED TEXT: ROSALIE GASCOIGNE IN MELBOURNE DAVID HANSEN   ROSALIE GASCOIGNE,  ALL THAT JAZZ , 1989, WEATHERED PAINTED WOOD ON PLYWOOD, 131 X 100CM. COLLECTION OF GRAEME UTHMEYER, MELBOURNE.   9 A BLACKNESS BEYOND THE BRANCHES: THE PAINTINGS OF ANDREW BROWNE, ALAN DODGE   ANDREW BROWNE,  UNTITLED #5  2007, OIL ON LINEN, 153 X 306 CM. COURTESY TOLARNO GALLERIES, MELBOURNE.   10 DRAWING AS DIALOGUE, JAN HOGAN   JAN HOGAN,  RIVES BFK . JAN HOGAN IS A VISUAL ARTIST CURRENTLY LIVING IN GUNDAROO, NSW. SHE IS A PH.D CANDIDATE IN PRINTMEDIA AND DRAWING AT THE SCHOOL OF ART, ANU. THIS ARTICLE WAS HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE INAUGURAL ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA EMERGING ARTS WRITERS’ AWARD.   11 ‘CARKED’ IT LIKE A CASSOWARY, SASI VICTOIRE   GERHARD HILLMAN,  BIRD SEED  ,2009, PHOTOMONTAGE ON CANVAS, 76 X 35CM. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST. ALL IMAGES THIS ARTICLE ALSO COURTESY LAUREL MCKENZIE.   12 THE ROAD: THE ECOLOGIES PROJECT, MUMA: MELISSA AMORE   FIONA PARDINGTON,  SHINING CUCKOO / RIRORIRO , 2006. SHINING CUCKOO CHALCITES LUCIDUS NESTLING IN A RIRORIRO/GREY WARBLER GERYGONE IGATA NEST. AV4552 DUNEDIN 13.12.68 OTAGO MUSEUM, EDITION 1/5. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST.   13 A.I.R ON ICE, STEPHEN EASTAUGH   AN AURORA AUSTRALIS OVER MAWSON STATION, ANTARCTICA.   14 PIPE DREAMS: STEINER AND LENZLINGER’S THE WATER HOLE, URSZULA DAWKINS   STEINER & LENZLINGER,  GIADINO CALANTE, ST STA E, VENICE, 2003. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND ACCA.   15 THERE BE DRAGONS, CASSANDRA LEHMAN-SCHULTZ   A COW EATING TRASH, PIYUNGAN LANDFILL SITE, JOGJAKARTA.   16 FRAGILE MAPPING: ANGELA GRIFFITHS, VANISHING POINT, NATASHA CICA   ANGELA GRIFFITHS,  VANISHING POINT , 2008, PORCELAIN CONES, LED LIGHTS. INSTALLATION VIEWS, KELLY’S GARDEN, SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE, HOBART. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTIST.   17 BOOK REVIEW :  THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT WHAT ART IS   BY, DONALD BROOK, ANNE KIRKER   DONALD BROOK  THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT WHAT ART IS,  ARTLINK AUSTRALIA, 2008, 145 PAGES, RRP $38.50

1 On judging green pens JUDGES: TAMSIN KERR & ALAN DODGE

2 A LITTLE-KNOWN PLACE: THE ART OF SHANE PICKETT, NICHOLAS TAPPER

SHANE PICKETT, ON THE HORIZON OF THE DREAMING BOODJA, 2005, ACRYLIC ON LINEN, 153 X 122CM. COLLECTION: NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA. GIFT OF ROSLYNNE BRACHER 2006.

3 PALIMPSEST # 7 – DISPLACEMENT, HELEN VIVIAN

DENISE JAMES, THE DANCE, 2009, INSTALLATION AT LAMBERT’S SWAMP INCORPORATING BEESWAX FIGURES. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTIST. PHOTOGRAPH BY KRISTIAN HAGGBLOM. ALL IMAGES THIS ARTICLE FROM PALIMPSEST # 7, MILDURA, 2009.

4 THE INDISPENSABLE CONTROL, FRANCO LA CECLA

FUTUREFARMERS COLLECTIVE, RAINWATER HARVESTER/GREYWATER FEEDBACK LOOP, 2007, MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION. COURTESY AMY FRANCESCHINI, MICHAEL SWAINE E GALLERY 16, SAN FRANCISCO.

5 CLUES FOR OUR COMMON FUTURE? GREEN ART AND FLOATING LAND, TAMSIN KERR

BY THE LAKE, INSTALLATION AT FLOATING LAND 2007. ARTISTS: ROWLEY DRYSDALE, ELLEN APPLEBY, TONY GRIMSHAW AND SUSAN COBURN, AMONG OTHERS; THE PRACTICE OF POTTERS HERE BEING MADE INTO ART. PHOTOGRAPH BY ADAM SEBASTIAN WEST.

6 TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND, DANIEL THOMAS

ALEKSANDRA MIR, FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON, 1999, DVD, 12 MINUTES. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE LAURENT GODIN, PARIS.

7 PLANNING, PUBLIC ART AND THE MAKING OF COMMUNITY – THE PONDS, DEBORAH HALL

SUSAN MILNE AND GREG STONEHOUSE, FLOAT, 2008, STEEL, STEEL MESH. PUBLIC SCULPTURE INSTALLED IN ROUNDABOUT, THE PONDS,SYDNEY. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTISTS.

8 PRESCRIBED TEXT: ROSALIE GASCOIGNE IN MELBOURNE DAVID HANSEN

ROSALIE GASCOIGNE, ALL THAT JAZZ, 1989, WEATHERED PAINTED WOOD ON PLYWOOD, 131 X 100CM. COLLECTION OF GRAEME UTHMEYER, MELBOURNE.

9 A BLACKNESS BEYOND THE BRANCHES: THE PAINTINGS OF ANDREW BROWNE, ALAN DODGE

ANDREW BROWNE, UNTITLED #5 2007, OIL ON LINEN, 153 X 306 CM. COURTESY TOLARNO GALLERIES, MELBOURNE.

10 DRAWING AS DIALOGUE, JAN HOGAN

JAN HOGAN, RIVES BFK. JAN HOGAN IS A VISUAL ARTIST CURRENTLY LIVING IN GUNDAROO, NSW. SHE IS A PH.D CANDIDATE IN PRINTMEDIA AND DRAWING AT THE SCHOOL OF ART, ANU. THIS ARTICLE WAS HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE INAUGURAL ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA EMERGING ARTS WRITERS’ AWARD.

11 ‘CARKED’ IT LIKE A CASSOWARY, SASI VICTOIRE

GERHARD HILLMAN, BIRD SEED ,2009, PHOTOMONTAGE ON CANVAS, 76 X 35CM. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST. ALL IMAGES THIS ARTICLE ALSO COURTESY LAUREL MCKENZIE.

12 THE ROAD: THE ECOLOGIES PROJECT, MUMA: MELISSA AMORE

FIONA PARDINGTON, SHINING CUCKOO / RIRORIRO, 2006. SHINING CUCKOO CHALCITES LUCIDUS NESTLING IN A RIRORIRO/GREY WARBLER GERYGONE IGATA NEST. AV4552 DUNEDIN 13.12.68 OTAGO MUSEUM, EDITION 1/5. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST.

13 A.I.R ON ICE, STEPHEN EASTAUGH

AN AURORA AUSTRALIS OVER MAWSON STATION, ANTARCTICA.

14 PIPE DREAMS: STEINER AND LENZLINGER’S THE WATER HOLE, URSZULA DAWKINS

STEINER & LENZLINGER, GIADINO CALANTE, ST STAE, VENICE, 2003. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND ACCA.

15 THERE BE DRAGONS, CASSANDRA LEHMAN-SCHULTZ

A COW EATING TRASH, PIYUNGAN LANDFILL SITE, JOGJAKARTA.

16 FRAGILE MAPPING: ANGELA GRIFFITHS, VANISHING POINT, NATASHA CICA

ANGELA GRIFFITHS, VANISHING POINT, 2008, PORCELAIN CONES, LED LIGHTS. INSTALLATION VIEWS, KELLY’S GARDEN, SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE, HOBART. IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTIST.

17 BOOK REVIEW:THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT WHAT ART IS BY, DONALD BROOK, ANNE KIRKER

DONALD BROOK
THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT WHAT ART IS,
ARTLINK AUSTRALIA, 2008, 145 PAGES, RRP $38.50