Issue 236 Summer 2010

  1 Not Dead Yet, CDU Art Gallery, Darwin RUSSELL GOLDFLAM    Chips Mackinolty,   2nd May Day palace revolution ball  , 1977, screenprint, 75.5 x 49.5cm.

1 Not Dead Yet, CDU Art Gallery, Darwin RUSSELL GOLDFLAM

Chips Mackinolty, 2nd May Day palace revolution ball, 1977, screenprint, 75.5 x 49.5cm.

  2 The Art of Resistance: Burmese Contemporary Art RUSSELL KELTY   Nyein Chan Su,  Untitled , 2008, performance. Image courtesy the artist and Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2 The Art of Resistance: Burmese Contemporary Art RUSSELL KELTY

Nyein Chan Su, Untitled, 2008, performance. Image
courtesy the artist and Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

  3 Trevor Nickolls: an urban gift SUZANNE SPUNNER    Tightrope walking , 1980, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 191.8 x 91.7cm. VCA Art Collection, the University of Melbourne; gift of the artist 1980. Photograph: VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

3 Trevor Nickolls: an urban gift SUZANNE SPUNNER

Tightrope walking, 1980, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 191.8 x 91.7cm. VCA Art Collection, the University of Melbourne; gift of the artist 1980.
Photograph: VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

  4 Basquiat Notes WES HILL    Zydeco , 1984, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 218.5 x 518cm. Bischofberger Collection, Switzerland; © 2010, ProLitteris, Zurich.

4 Basquiat Notes WES HILL

Zydeco, 1984, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 218.5 x 518cm. Bischofberger Collection, Switzerland; © 2010, ProLitteris, Zurich.

  5 Impressions of Japan GARY HICKEY    Pip & Pop , Three minutes happiness (detail), 2009, mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.

5 Impressions of Japan GARY HICKEY

Pip & Pop, Three minutes happiness (detail), 2009, mixed media.
Courtesy of the artist.

  6 Art, Fashion and Performance: The Ballets Russes ADAM GECZY   Léon Baskt,  Tunic from costume for the Blue God , c. 1912, from  Le Dieu Bleu , Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1987.

6 Art, Fashion and Performance: The Ballets Russes ADAM GECZY

Léon Baskt, Tunic from costume for the Blue God, c. 1912, from Le Dieu Bleu, Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1987.

  7 Notes from the Humble Administrator’s Garden: The Draguerrotypes of Gary Carsley PETER HILL    D.95 Composite Panorama 1. New York/Shanghai/Hong Kong/  Suzhou/Berlin/Singapore/Sydney  (detail), 2010, Lambda mono print on Kodak Professional Paper, 238 x 1989cm; 17 panels each 238 x 117cm.

7 Notes from the Humble Administrator’s Garden: The Draguerrotypes of Gary Carsley PETER HILL

D.95 Composite Panorama 1. New York/Shanghai/Hong Kong/Suzhou/Berlin/Singapore/Sydney (detail), 2010, Lambda mono print on Kodak Professional Paper, 238 x 1989cm; 17 panels each 238 x 117cm.

  8 Kaleidoscope culture: the Glitter-amas of Reuben Paterson BEN BERGMAN       When the Sun Rises and the Shadows Flee , 2005, shimmer disks and synthetic polymer paint on board, tinsel and 9 electroplated stilettos, 730 x 350cm; tinsel and stilettos variable. Collection Dunedin Public Gallery. Photograph by Clive Copeman.

8 Kaleidoscope culture: the Glitter-amas of Reuben Paterson BEN BERGMAN

 

When the Sun Rises and the Shadows Flee, 2005, shimmer disks and synthetic polymer paint on board, tinsel and 9 electroplated stilettos, 730 x 350cm; tinsel and stilettos variable. Collection Dunedin Public Gallery. Photograph by Clive Copeman.

  9 Around the world in 80 shades: Raafat Ishak’s pilgrimage in paint BREE RICHARDS    Responses to an immigration request from one hundred and ninety four   governments  (detail), 2006-2009, oil and gesso on MDF, 194 panels: 30 x 21cm (each). Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph by Andrew Curtis.

9 Around the world in 80 shades: Raafat Ishak’s pilgrimage in paint BREE RICHARDS

Responses to an immigration request from one hundred and ninety four governments (detail), 2006-2009, oil and gesso on MDF, 194 panels: 30 x 21cm (each).
Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph by Andrew Curtis.

  10 When worldviews meet: Puturru Palyalpayi / Stringmakers IAN McLEAN   Bronwyn Goss,  Dancing Pleiades Visiting Kungkarangkalpa Country  (detail), 2010, old bed springs, red dirt, flowers, 18 x 90cm. Image courtesy the artist.

10 When worldviews meet: Puturru Palyalpayi / Stringmakers IAN McLEAN

Bronwyn Goss, Dancing Pleiades Visiting Kungkarangkalpa Country (detail), 2010, old bed springs, red dirt, flowers, 18 x 90cm. Image courtesy the artist.

  11 Decoding dataspheres: Abstract Nature at Samstag MELINDA RACKHAM   Regina Wilson,  Sun mat , 2008, acrylic on linen, 200 x 200cm. Image courtesy the artist.

11 Decoding dataspheres: Abstract Nature at Samstag MELINDA RACKHAM

Regina Wilson, Sun mat, 2008, acrylic on linen, 200 x 200cm. Image courtesy the artist.

  12 An Ecoregional Story: Ross Annels’s regional crafting of landscape memoir TAMSIN KERR    Sprung Series, 2008-10 , laminated, steam-bent, and solid silky oak, rose alder, and stainless steel with macro-suede and kangaroo leather, dimensions variable.

12 An Ecoregional Story: Ross Annels’s regional crafting of landscape memoir TAMSIN KERR

Sprung Series, 2008-10, laminated, steam-bent, and solid silky oak, rose alder, and stainless steel with macro-suede and kangaroo leather, dimensions variable.

  13 Behind the gavel: Australian auction houses ANITA ARCHER   Brett Whiteley,  The Olgas for Ernest Giles , 1985, oil and mixed media on board, Lot 35, 13 June, 2007, Deutscher-Menzies, D&D Studio 101. Image courtesy the artist and Menzies Art Brands Pty Ltd, Melbourne and Sydney.

13 Behind the gavel: Australian auction houses ANITA ARCHER

Brett Whiteley, The Olgas for Ernest Giles, 1985, oil and mixed media on board, Lot 35, 13 June, 2007, Deutscher-Menzies, D&D Studio 101. Image courtesy the artist and Menzies Art Brands Pty Ltd, Melbourne and Sydney.

  14 Subterranean wonderland: David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art JOYBELLE      Groupe F (France) who will perform at the MONA opening weekend, 21 to 23 January, 2011.

14 Subterranean wonderland: David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art JOYBELLE

 

Groupe F (France) who will perform at the
MONA opening weekend, 21 to 23 January, 2011.

  15 A silver lining: Framed – The Darwin Gallery MARTINA COPLEY   Interior panorama view of Framed – the Darwin Gallery.

15 A silver lining: Framed – The Darwin Gallery MARTINA COPLEY

Interior panorama view of Framed – the Darwin Gallery.

  16 The Albury Art Prize JACQUI DURRANT    Catherine O’Donnell,   Park Only in Marked Bays  ,  2008, charcoal on paper, 150 x 250cm. Image courtesy the artist and Artbank Australia.

16 The Albury Art Prize JACQUI DURRANT

Catherine O’Donnell, Park Only in Marked Bays2008, charcoal on paper, 150 x 250cm. Image courtesy the artist and Artbank Australia.

  17 Centre-stage: the 3rd Indian Art Summit MAURICE O’RIORDAN   Ariel Hassan,  Mathématiques modernes , digital print on vinyl, dimensions variable. Hassan is Greenaway Art Gallery’s representative at Art Stage Singapore, 12 to 16 January, Singapore:  www.artstagesingapore . All images this article courtesy the artists and, unless otherwise indicated, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.

17 Centre-stage: the 3rd Indian Art Summit MAURICE O’RIORDAN

Ariel Hassan, Mathématiques modernes, digital print on vinyl, dimensions variable. Hassan is Greenaway Art
Gallery’s representative at Art Stage Singapore, 12 to 16 January, Singapore: www.artstagesingapore. All images this article courtesy the artists and, unless otherwise indicated, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.

  18 The revolutionary century: art in Asia, 1900-2000 CAROLINE TURNER   Alison Carroll,  The revolutionary century:   art in Asia, 1900-2000 Macmillan Publishers Australia, South Yarra, 2010, rrp$99 207p; ISBN: 9781921394171

18 The revolutionary century: art in Asia, 1900-2000 CAROLINE TURNER

Alison Carroll, The revolutionary century: art in Asia, 1900-2000Macmillan Publishers Australia, South Yarra, 2010, rrp$99 207p; ISBN: 9781921394171

  19 Jason Benjamin and the importance of being earnest MAURICE O’RIORDAN       WE BUILT CITIES  , 2010, OIL ON LINEN, 120 X 120CM   All images this article courtesy the artist, Jason Benjamin; Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney; and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane. Photographs by Ian Barry.

19 Jason Benjamin and the importance of being earnest MAURICE O’RIORDAN

 

WE BUILT CITIES, 2010, OIL ON LINEN, 120 X 120CM

All images this article courtesy the artist, Jason Benjamin; Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney; and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane. Photographs by Ian Barry.

  20 OBITUARY June Walkutukurr Richards, 1951 – 2010 TJAWINA LAWSON, JAN TURNER, ALBIE VIEGAS & JANET VOST    June Richards,   Carpet Bagger, Gimme, Mirrka   price, New idea  ; all 2008, all acrylic on canvas paintings. Image courtesy Warburton Collection.

20 OBITUARY June Walkutukurr Richards, 1951 – 2010 TJAWINA LAWSON, JAN TURNER, ALBIE VIEGAS & JANET VOST

June Richards, Carpet Bagger, Gimme, Mirrka price, New idea; all 2008, all acrylic on canvas paintings. Image courtesy Warburton Collection.

  21 Letter from Mildura – an indefinable line KATY MUTTON   Jonathan Kimberley, Ngipi Ward, Nancy Carnegie, Pulpurru Davies, Manupa Butler and Norma Giles,  Kuluntjarra: World Map,  2008, Synthetic polymer on linen, 210 x 210cm. Image courtesy the artists.

21 Letter from Mildura – an indefinable line KATY MUTTON

Jonathan Kimberley, Ngipi Ward, Nancy Carnegie, Pulpurru Davies, Manupa Butler and Norma Giles, Kuluntjarra: World Map, 2008, Synthetic polymer on linen, 210 x 210cm. Image courtesy the artists.

  22 Letter from London: Frieze Art Fair 2010 PAVEL S. PYŚ    Damian Ortega,   Alma Mater  , 2008, 235 x 230 x 230cm, mixed media.   Image courtesy the artist and Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.

22 Letter from London: Frieze Art Fair 2010 PAVEL S. PYŚ

Damian Ortega, Alma Mater, 2008, 235 x 230 x 230cm, mixed media.

Image courtesy the artist and Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.