Issue 253 September 2012

1 Spirit of the Solomons: 11th Festival of Pacific Arts SUSAN COCHRANE The fleet of vaka moana and tomoko arriving at dawn ceremony, Ramanda Beach, Honiara, for the opening of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, Solomon Islands; photo: Jenny Fraser

1 Spirit of the Solomons: 11th Festival of Pacific Arts SUSAN COCHRANE

The fleet of vaka moana and tomoko arriving at dawn ceremony, Ramanda Beach, Honiara, for the opening of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, Solomon Islands; photo: Jenny Fraser

2 Wunderkammering Down Under LISA SLADE   Installation views Theatre of the World, 2012, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; Image courtesy MONA; photos: MONA/Remi Chauvin Theatre of Memory referencing Italian philosopher, Giulio Camil lo (1480-1544). During the 1530s, Camillo began to construct fo r the French King François I (1494 – 1547) a memory theatre now known to us only through a text he is said to have dictated towards t he end of his life. It took the form of a small wooden amphitheatre and contained a galaxy of texts and objects representing the history of knowledge at that time; juxtaposed to trigger, systematically, if the viewer had enough knowledge and understanding, the wonders of god and man.

2 Wunderkammering Down Under LISA SLADE

 

Installation views Theatre of the World, 2012, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; Image courtesy MONA; photos: MONA/Remi Chauvin

Theatre of Memory referencing Italian philosopher, Giulio Camil lo (1480-1544). During the 1530s, Camillo began to construct fo r the French King François I (1494 – 1547) a memory theatre now known to us only through a text he is said to have dictated towards t he end of his life. It took the form of a small wooden amphitheatre and contained a galaxy of texts and objects representing the history of knowledge at that time; juxtaposed to trigger, systematically, if the viewer had enough knowledge and understanding, the wonders of god and man.

3 In Memory of a Name: an opportunity for professional development HELEN FONG F.X. Harsono, Writing In The Rain, 2011, video still; image courtesy the artist

3 In Memory of a Name: an opportunity for professional development HELEN FONG

F.X. Harsono, Writing In The Rain, 2011, video still; image courtesy the artist

4 Apocryphal, Now: Recent work by Laith McGregor & Alexander McKenzie ANDREW FROST Laith McGregor, Pong Ping Paradise, 2012, mixed media on paper with table tennis table, glass and net, 274 x 153cm; image courtesy the artist and Sullivan & Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

4 Apocryphal, Now: Recent work by Laith McGregor & Alexander McKenzie ANDREW FROST

Laith McGregor, Pong Ping Paradise, 2012, mixed media on paper with table tennis table, glass and net, 274 x 153cm; image courtesy the artist and Sullivan & Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

5 Non-profit art spaces in Cambodia: strength in diversity ROGER NELSON Installation view of The White Night, 2012, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh; photo: Khvay Samnang

5 Non-profit art spaces in Cambodia: strength in diversity ROGER NELSON

Installation view of The White Night, 2012, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh; photo: Khvay Samnang

6 Robert Baines, A Visible Likeness DIANNE BEEVERS Robert Baines, Bracelet ‘Java-la-Grande’ India, Goa (Indo-Portuguese) (?) (c. second quarter of the 16th century), 2004-2005, silver-gilt, iron, plastic, wood, 99 x 74 x 89cm; Collection: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Image courtesy the artist

6 Robert Baines, A Visible Likeness DIANNE BEEVERS

Robert Baines, Bracelet ‘Java-la-Grande’ India, Goa (Indo-Portuguese) (?) (c. second quarter of the 16th century), 2004-2005, silver-gilt, iron, plastic, wood, 99 x 74 x 89cm; Collection: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Image courtesy the artist

7 Centenary of Canberra – a legacy of good design GLEN MARTIN Fiona Hooten, Shape of a Nation, 2012, pop out construction, die-cut card, 21.5 x 31.5cm; image courtesy the artist 

7 Centenary of Canberra – a legacy of good design GLEN MARTIN

Fiona Hooten, Shape of a Nation, 2012, pop out construction, die-cut card, 21.5 x 31.5cm; image courtesy the artist 

8 NEW12: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art AMITA KIRPALANI Installation view NEW12; (background): Bennett Miller,Behavioural Ecology, 2012, installation; (foreground): Ross Manning, Spectra and Spectra II, suspended fluro-light and desk-top fan mobiles   09 Australia's story – in zeroes and ones DENNIS GODFREY

8 NEW12: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art AMITA KIRPALANI

Installation view NEW12; (background): Bennett Miller,Behavioural Ecology, 2012, installation; (foreground): Ross Manning, Spectra and Spectra II, suspended fluro-light and desk-top fan mobiles

 

09 Australia's story – in zeroes and ones DENNIS GODFREY

10 Abstracts Talk: Peter Adsett, Selected Paintings from 1996-2003 PATRICK HUTCHINGS Peter Adsett, Painting No.5, Polychrome Poison series, 2003, acrylic on linen, 165 x 105cm. Image courtesy the artist and Raft Artspace, Alice Springs

10 Abstracts Talk: Peter Adsett, Selected Paintings from 1996-2003 PATRICK HUTCHINGS

Peter Adsett, Painting No.5Polychrome Poison series, 2003, acrylic on linen, 165 x 105cm. Image courtesy the artist and Raft Artspace, Alice Springs

11 S. by S.E DAVID HANSEN Stephen Eastaugh, Blizz Line (winter), 2009, acrylic, wool, cotton and plastic thread on linen, 210 x 425cm

11 S. by S.E DAVID HANSEN

Stephen Eastaugh, Blizz Line (winter), 2009, acrylic, wool, cotton and plastic thread on linen, 210 x 425cm

12 'The shock of such irreverence' 2nd Biennale of Sydney 1976: Recent International Forms in Art ANN SANDERS Cover of catalogue for 1976 Biennale of Sydney

12 'The shock of such irreverence' 2nd Biennale of Sydney 1976: Recent International Forms in Art ANN SANDERS

Cover of catalogue for 1976 Biennale of Sydney

13 obituary: Gulumbu Yunupingu 1944-2012 JEREMY ECCLES Gulumbu Yunupingu, Untitled screenprint, 2012. This was Gulumbu’s last artwork, made when she was extremely frail, and about which she said: ‘When a person is sick, or maybe dying, people gather around to sing and dance, laugh and cry to make that person happy. It is what we Yolngu do. Here are all the people trying to make that person feel better and these are all the tears they are crying.’

13 obituary: Gulumbu Yunupingu 1944-2012 JEREMY ECCLES

Gulumbu Yunupingu, Untitled screenprint, 2012. This was Gulumbu’s last artwork, made when she was extremely frail, and about which she said: ‘When a person is sick, or maybe dying, people gather around to sing and dance, laugh and cry to make that person happy. It is what we Yolngu do. Here are all the people trying to make that person feel better and these are all the tears they are crying.’

14 books: ROAR – 30 years on SASHA GRISHIN Cover for Denise Morgan’s ROAR Re-viewed, 30 years on, Palgrave Macmillan Australia, 2012, 360pp, rrp$150; ISBN13: 9781921394690

14 books: ROAR – 30 years on SASHA GRISHIN

Cover for Denise Morgan’s ROAR Re-viewed, 30 years on, Palgrave Macmillan Australia, 2012, 360pp, rrp$150; ISBN13: 9781921394690

15 books: Melbourne's comic cascade CEFN RIDOUT Keith McDougall, The many faces of George Grosz, 2012, Vol. 1 of 12, 32pp, rrp$15; ISBN: 9780987259509

15 books: Melbourne's comic cascade CEFN RIDOUT

Keith McDougall, The many faces of George Grosz, 2012, Vol. 1 of 12, 32pp, rrp$15; ISBN: 9780987259509

16 Letter from ArtHK DAVID CORBET Shen Shaomin, I sleep on top of myself, 2011-12, showing as part of ART HK Projects. Image courtesy the artist and Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

16 Letter from ArtHK DAVID CORBET

Shen Shaomin, I sleep on top of myself, 2011-12, showing as part of ART HK Projects. Image courtesy the artist and Osage Gallery, Hong Kong