Issue 247 March 2012

  1 Peter Daverington: Shapeshifter KIRSTEN RANN   Peter Daverington,  Self-portrait with Rembrandt's Tutu , oil, marker and enamel on canvas, 2011, 33 x 43cm. courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

1 Peter Daverington: Shapeshifter KIRSTEN RANN

Peter Daverington, Self-portrait with Rembrandt's Tutu, oil, marker and enamel on canvas, 2011, 33 x 43cm. courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

  2 Time out – A Different Temporality, Monash University Museum of Art VIRGINIA FRASER   Helen Grace,  Xmas Dinner Series  (detail), 1979;  image courtesy the artist.

2 Time out – A Different Temporality, Monash University Museum of Art VIRGINIA FRASER

Helen Grace, Xmas Dinner Series (detail), 1979; 
image courtesy the artist.

  3 Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre: reinvigorating rainforest traditions KATRINA CHAPMAN   Daniel Beeron,  State of Origin Bagu , 2011,  ceramic and mixed media;  currently showing in the 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Award,  Shepparton Art Museum, 8 Feb to 22 April 2012;  image courtesy the artist; and Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell.

3 Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre: reinvigorating rainforest traditions KATRINA CHAPMAN

Daniel Beeron, State of Origin Bagu, 2011, 
ceramic and mixed media; 
currently showing in the 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Award, 
Shepparton Art Museum, 8 Feb to 22 April 2012; 
image courtesy the artist; and Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell.

  4 The new National Cultural Policy – will the artist be the focal point? RUPERT MYER   Mitch Cairns,  ZZZZZ , 2011,  letraset, riso print, pastel on paper, 12 works,15 x 10 cm each; recently shown in  The Drawing Room , BREENSPACE, Sydney, image © the artist, courtesy BREENSPACE.

4 The new National Cultural Policy – will the artist be the focal point? RUPERT MYER

Mitch Cairns, ZZZZZ, 2011, 
letraset, riso print, pastel on paper, 12 works,15 x 10 cm each;
recently shown in The Drawing Room, BREENSPACE, Sydney,
image © the artist, courtesy BREENSPACE.

  5 Double Dutch: Fluiten in het Donker (Whistling in the Dark), Amsterdam RACHAEL WATTS   Sara ven de Heide,  Hollands Kabinet  (detail), 2010-ongoing; 220 watercolours on paper (as of May 2011), each 18 x 26cm; courtesy the artist and Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam.

5 Double Dutch: Fluiten in het Donker (Whistling in the Dark), Amsterdam RACHAEL WATTS

Sara ven de Heide, Hollands Kabinet (detail), 2010-ongoing; 220 watercolours on paper (as of May 2011), each 18 x 26cm;
courtesy the artist and Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam.

  6 Gao Brothers: The Utopia of Hugging for 20 Minutes NAIMA MORELLI   ' Utopian' hugging , Piazza del Popolo, Rome;  photo: Luigi Ielluzzo

6 Gao Brothers: The Utopia of Hugging for 20 Minutes NAIMA MORELLI

'Utopian' hugging, Piazza del Popolo, Rome; 
photo: Luigi Ielluzzo

  7 Time and Space, Space and Time ANDREW FROST   Del Kathryn Barton,  for the feeling , 2011,  acrylic, gouache, watercolour and ink on polyester canvas, 240 x 360cm; image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney.

7 Time and Space, Space and Time ANDREW FROST

Del Kathryn Barton, for the feeling, 2011, 
acrylic, gouache, watercolour and ink
on polyester canvas, 240 x 360cm;
image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney.

  8 Changchun: the Sculpture Capital of China KEN SCARLETT   Zhang Jianfeng, computer-generated image of  The Dragon Flying Over the North , painted steel, 35m-high; located at the entrance to the High-Tech area, Changchun; image courtesy the artist.

8 Changchun: the Sculpture Capital of China KEN SCARLETT

Zhang Jianfeng, computer-generated image of The Dragon Flying Over the North, painted steel, 35m-high; located at the entrance to the High-Tech area, Changchun;
image courtesy the artist.

  9 Equator’s Heat: Biennale Jogja XI 2011 RIFKY EFFENDY    Albert Yonathan's performance with his work   Cosmic Labyrinth, The Bells   at the opening ceremony of Jogja Biennale XI; photo: Herkristi Kusumaningtyas.

9 Equator’s Heat: Biennale Jogja XI 2011 RIFKY EFFENDY

Albert Yonathan's performance with his work Cosmic Labyrinth, The Bells at the opening ceremony of Jogja Biennale XI; photo: Herkristi Kusumaningtyas.

  10 Chance and Design: the 4th India Art Fair MAURICE O'RIORDAN   Sam Jinks,  Small things , 2012, silicone, human hair and resin, 10 x 36 x 36cm; image courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne ; shown at the 4th India Art Fair, New Delhi, as part of the Galleries: Solo Projects section. Jinks’s hyper-realist sculptures were a popular attraction at the Fair, and received extensive press coverage, including in  The Hindu ,  The Guardian  and the  New York Times .

10 Chance and Design: the 4th India Art Fair MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Sam Jinks, Small things, 2012, silicone, human hair and resin,
10 x 36 x 36cm; image courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne ; shown at the 4th India Art Fair, New Delhi, as part of the Galleries: Solo Projects section.
Jinks’s hyper-realist sculptures were a popular attraction at the Fair, and received extensive press coverage, including in
The HinduThe Guardian and the New York Times.

  11 Fieldnotes: Mumbai GENEVIEVE O’CALLAGHAN   Kamalakant Save,  Untitled , gouache on card, 25.4 x 35,56; image courtesy the artist.

11 Fieldnotes: Mumbai GENEVIEVE O’CALLAGHAN

Kamalakant Save, Untitled, gouache on card, 25.4 x 35,56; image courtesy the artist.

  12 A trompe-l’espirit – Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris PATRICK HUTCHINGS   Pablo Picasso,  The acrobat , 1930, oil on canvas, 162 x 130cm; © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011; © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/René-Gabriel Ojeda; © Musée National Picasso, Paris.

12 A trompe-l’espirit – Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris PATRICK HUTCHINGS

Pablo Picasso, The acrobat, 1930, oil on canvas, 162 x 130cm; © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011;
© Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/René-Gabriel Ojeda; © Musée National Picasso, Paris.

  13 Adam Knott: the artist a.k.a ... CHRISTINE WESTWOOD   Adam Knott,  Self-portrait , 2011, acrylic on found timber, 102.68 x 116.84cm; courtesy the artist.

13 Adam Knott: the artist a.k.a ... CHRISTINE WESTWOOD

Adam Knott, Self-portrait, 2011, acrylic on found timber, 102.68 x 116.84cm; courtesy the artist.

  14 books: Synthetics: Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975 ERICA SECCOMBE   Stephen Jones, Leonardo Books series, MIT Press, 2011 rrp$40, 395pp; ISBN: 978-0-262-01496-0

14 books: Synthetics: Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975 ERICA SECCOMBE

Stephen Jones, Leonardo Books series, MIT Press, 2011
rrp$40, 395pp; ISBN: 978-0-262-01496-0