September 2012 Issue 253

  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.5, Polychrome 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.