May 2011 Issue 239

1 tall man by Vernon Ah Kee: ALISA DUFF    TALL MAN , 2010, CHARCOAL, CRAYON AND ACRYLIC ON LINEN, 180 X 240CM. Image copyright and courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

1 tall man by Vernon Ah Kee: ALISA DUFF

TALL MAN, 2010, CHARCOAL, CRAYON AND ACRYLIC ON LINEN, 180 X 240CM. Image copyright and courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2 Symmetry, Substance & Style: Stop(the)Gap at Samstag Museum: MAURICE O'RIORDAN   Warwick Thornton, still image from  Stranded , 2011, 3D digital video, sound, 11:06min. Producer: Fiona Parkes; editor; Liam Egan; digital colourist: Trish Cahill; compositor: Ben Blick-Hodge; still compositing and grade: Jeremy Saunders. Image courtesy the artist, produced by Scarlett Pictures with the kind support of AFTRS, Panavision Australia and Definition Films. Commissioned by Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund 2011

2 Symmetry, Substance & Style: Stop(the)Gap at Samstag Museum: MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Warwick Thornton, still image from Stranded, 2011, 3D digital video, sound, 11:06min. Producer: Fiona Parkes; editor; Liam Egan; digital colourist: Trish Cahill; compositor: Ben Blick-Hodge; still compositing and grade: Jeremy Saunders. Image courtesy the artist, produced by Scarlett Pictures with the kind support of AFTRS, Panavision Australia and Definition Films. Commissioned by Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund 2011

3 Singapore Biennale 2011 - Open House SHIVANGI: AMBANI-GHANDHI   Mike Nelson,  Le Cannibale (Parody, Consumption and Institutional Critique) , 2008, 41 wood and MDF plinths, mixed media, installation dimens ions variable. Collection: Rennie Collection, Vancouver. Image courtesy the ar tist.

3 Singapore Biennale 2011 - Open House SHIVANGI: AMBANI-GHANDHI

Mike Nelson, Le Cannibale (Parody, Consumption and Institutional Critique), 2008, 41 wood and MDF plinths, mixed media, installation dimens ions variable. Collection: Rennie Collection, Vancouver. Image courtesy the ar tist.

4 New Malaysian Documentary Photography: ZHUANG WUBIN   Abdul Rahman Roslan, image from the  PATI Project , 2007 - ongoing: Muhamad, an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, suffers mental disorder after being cheated by an agent who promised him a job in Malaysia. After spending all his savings and sacrificing his family land for his trip to Malaysia, he found out that it is a scam. He’s now stranded in KL without his passport and a job

4 New Malaysian Documentary Photography: ZHUANG WUBIN

Abdul Rahman Roslan, image from the PATI Project, 2007 - ongoing: Muhamad, an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, suffers mental disorder after being cheated by an agent who promised him a job in Malaysia. After spending all his savings and sacrificing his family land for his trip to Malaysia, he found out that it is a scam. He’s now stranded in KL without his passport and a job

5 Marshall Bell: Looking for history: TIMOTHY MORRELL    Animal Skin Moiety , 2010, 121.5 x 91.5cm. Based on animal skin designs as recorded in A. W. Howitt’s  Native Tribes of South Eastern Australia , Macmillan, London, 1904

5 Marshall Bell: Looking for history: TIMOTHY MORRELL

Animal Skin Moiety, 2010, 121.5 x 91.5cm. Based on animal skin designs as recorded in A. W. Howitt’s Native Tribes of South Eastern Australia, Macmillan, London, 1904

6 Adam Hill - Not a proppa Aborigine: DJON MUNDINE   Adam Hill , Despite her race she was a winner , 2004, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150cm. Collection: Parliament of NSW (finalist, Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize)

6 Adam Hill - Not a proppa Aborigine: DJON MUNDINE

Adam Hill, Despite her race she was a winner, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150cm. Collection: Parliament of NSW (finalist, Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize)

7 Desert Country: GENEVIEVE O'CALLAGHAN   Tjumpo Tjapanangka,  Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay ), 2001, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 180cm. Gift of Harold and Neriba Gallasch 2002. ©Tjumpo Tjapanangka, courtesy Warlayirti Artists

7 Desert Country: GENEVIEVE O'CALLAGHAN

Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), 2001, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 180cm. Gift of Harold and Neriba Gallasch 2002. ©Tjumpo Tjapanangka, courtesy Warlayirti Artists

8 Obituary: Ian W. Abdulla (1947-2011): JOHN KEAN   Ian Abdulla in his installation  Picking tomatoes in the hot sun , 2001, Melbourne Museum. Image courtesy Museum Victoria. Photograph by Jon Augier

8 Obituary: Ian W. Abdulla (1947-2011): JOHN KEAN

Ian Abdulla in his installation Picking tomatoes in the hot sun, 2001, Melbourne Museum. Image courtesy Museum Victoria. Photograph by Jon Augier

9 Father Figure: Reconsidering Henry Moore and his Australian influence: ALEX J. TAYLOR   Henry Moore,  Reclining Figure , 1951. Tate © Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation

9 Father Figure: Reconsidering Henry Moore and his Australian influence: ALEX J. TAYLOR

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1951. Tate © Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation

10 Suspensions of Belief, or Wrestling with the Angel: Two Performance Installations by Ken Unsworth 2009-2010: JEFF DOYLE   Ken Unsworth photographed with angel wings. Installation view from Ken Unsworth’s  A Ringing Glass , 2009, at the former Turbine Hall, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

10 Suspensions of Belief, or Wrestling with the Angel: Two Performance Installations by Ken Unsworth 2009-2010: JEFF DOYLE

Ken Unsworth photographed with angel wings. Installation view from Ken Unsworth’s A Ringing Glass, 2009, at the former Turbine Hall, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

11 Seeing Di Mauro: JOSEPH EISENBERG    Self portrait , 2007, woven digital prints on rag paper, 97cm x 131cm; shown in footnotes of a verdurous tale

11 Seeing Di Mauro: JOSEPH EISENBERG

Self portrait, 2007, woven digital prints on rag paper, 97cm x 131cm; shown in footnotes of a verdurous tale

12 Seductive fictions: Enrique Martinez Celaya: PRUE GIBSON    Enrique Martinez Celaya, Shine , from  The Shine and The Storm Suite , 2009, colour woodcut on archival Thai mulberry paper, 99.1 x 86.4cm. image courtesy the artist and Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

12 Seductive fictions: Enrique Martinez Celaya: PRUE GIBSON

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Shine, from The Shine and The Storm Suite, 2009, colour woodcut on archival Thai mulberry paper, 99.1 x 86.4cm. image courtesy the artist and Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

13 Green at Darwin's Outstation: SKYE RAABE   Lydia Balba,  Winpa , acrylic on linen, 120 x 90cm, 2011. Image courtesy the artist at Short St Gallery, Broome

13 Green at Darwin's Outstation: SKYE RAABE

Lydia Balba, Winpa, acrylic on linen, 120 x 90cm, 2011. Image courtesy the artist at Short St Gallery, Broome

14 Let the Healing Begin: ANNE KIRKER   Polly Borland,  Untitled VII  from  Smudge , 2010, chromogenic print, 76 x 65cm. Image courtesy and © Polly Borland, and Murray White Art Rooms, Melbourne

14 Let the Healing Begin: ANNE KIRKER

Polly Borland, Untitled VII from Smudge, 2010, chromogenic print, 76 x 65cm. Image courtesy and © Polly Borland, and Murray White Art Rooms, Melbourne

15 Songs without words: Jesper Just in conversation: CHRIS MALCOLM & JESPER JUST   Still image from  No Man is an Island II , 2004, DVCAM, 4:39 min

15 Songs without words: Jesper Just in conversation: CHRIS MALCOLM & JESPER JUST

Still image from No Man is an Island II, 2004, DVCAM, 4:39 min