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Issue 261 July 2013

1 Being There: Simryn Gill @ the Venice Biennale JOHN KELLY Catherine de Zegher and Simryn Gill, Here art grows on trees, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2013; image courtesy the artist; photo: Jenni Carter

1 Being There: Simryn Gill @ the Venice Biennale JOHN KELLY

Catherine de Zegher and Simryn Gill, Here art grows on trees, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2013; image courtesy the artist; photo: Jenni Carter

2 Frank Nowlan: Man of the Series, Inside the 'Outsider' Artist JOSEPH DAVIS Frank Nowlan, Thirroul seaside Arts Festival, 2004, oil on canvas; images courtesy the artist

2 Frank Nowlan: Man of the Series, Inside the 'Outsider' Artist JOSEPH DAVIS

Frank Nowlan, Thirroul seaside Arts Festival, 2004, oil on canvas; images courtesy the artist

3 Not the usual Book Club Story: the Margaret Dredge retrospective & the workings of Australia art historiography JULIETTE PEERS Margaret Dredge, Nuns at Dawn, 1970, oil on board, 91.5 x 122cm; commended, Inez Hutchison Award;

3 Not the usual Book Club Story: the Margaret Dredge retrospective & the workings of Australia art historiography JULIETTE PEERS

Margaret Dredge, Nuns at Dawn, 1970, oil on board, 91.5 x 122cm; commended, Inez Hutchison Award;

4 The Legacy of Chandler Coventry & the 30th anniversary of the New England Regional Art Museum SASHA GRISHIN Judy Cassab, Portrait of Chandler Coventry, oil on canvas, 1987; gift of Judy Cassab through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2011; all images this article courtesy New England Regional Art Museum

4 The Legacy of Chandler Coventry & the 30th anniversary of the New England Regional Art Museum SASHA GRISHIN

Judy Cassab, Portrait of Chandler Coventry, oil on canvas, 1987; gift of Judy Cassab through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2011; all images this article courtesy New England Regional Art Museum

5 Force of clarity: detonating the BOMB MAURICE O'RIORDAN National Tantrum, 2013, video still

5 Force of clarity: detonating the BOMB MAURICE O'RIORDAN

National Tantrum, 2013, video still

6 Painting Virtue: a portrait of Laurie Baymarrwangga BENTLEY JAMES Gillian Warden, Virtue (portrait of Laurie Baymarrwangga, 2013, 120 x 120cm; image courtesy the artist

6 Painting Virtue: a portrait of Laurie Baymarrwangga BENTLEY JAMES

Gillian Warden, Virtue (portrait of Laurie Baymarrwangga, 2013, 120 x 120cm; image courtesy the artist

7 Obituary: A life handmade: Kathreen Ricketson (1971-2013) TANIA EVANS Kathreen Ricketson in her studio, Canberra, 2012. Photo: Courtesy and copyright: Lee Grant

7 Obituary: A life handmade: Kathreen Ricketson (1971-2013) TANIA EVANS

Kathreen Ricketson in her studio, Canberra, 2012. Photo: Courtesy and copyright: Lee Grant

8 A tree cosy Warwick winter Plain Pink Purlers Group (Supporters of those with breast cancer), Plain 1, Purl 1, Pink 1, 2009, wool and acrylic Yarn, Ribbon

8 A tree cosy Warwick winter

Plain Pink Purlers Group (Supporters of those with breast cancer), Plain 1, Purl 1, Pink 1, 2009, wool and acrylic Yarn, Ribbon

9 Renegades: the dissident and the free-spirited CAMILLE MASSON-TALANSIER Bernard Vartuli, Left and right freedoms (plan), 2011, graphite, gouache on paper, 44 x 55cm; image courtesy the artist; Collection: Courtesy Masson-Talansier Collection. Photo: Michael Marzik

9 Renegades: the dissident and the free-spirited CAMILLE MASSON-TALANSIER

Bernard Vartuli, Left and right freedoms (plan), 2011, graphite, gouache on paper, 44 x 55cm; image courtesy the artist;
Collection: Courtesy Masson-Talansier Collection. Photo: Michael Marzik

10 Walk the Talk: the politics of artists who write MARK TITMARSH Bianca Hester, a world, fully accessible by no human being, 2011; developed for the 2011 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture at Federation Square; the project comprised three components: a series of propositions, an architectural intervention; and a 32-page broadsheet (available for free onsite/with the installation), as well as a blog documenting the project’s related performances and acted-on proposals; image courtesy the artist

10 Walk the Talk: the politics of artists who write MARK TITMARSH

Bianca Hester, a world, fully accessible by no human being, 2011; developed for the 2011 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture at Federation Square; the project comprised three components: a series of propositions, an architectural intervention; and a 32-page broadsheet (available for free onsite/with the installation), as well as a blog documenting
the project’s related performances and acted-on proposals; image courtesy the artist

11 Stiev Selapak: a Cambodian artists' collective ROGER NELSON Vandy Rattana, Takeo, 2009, from Bomb Ponds series; image courtesy the artist; all images this article courtesy SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

11 Stiev Selapak: a Cambodian artists' collective ROGER NELSON

Vandy Rattana, Takeo, 2009, from Bomb Ponds series; image courtesy the artist; all images this article courtesy SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

12 Notes from India Art Fair 2013 REG NEWITT Tayeba Begum Lipi, My Daughter's Cot, 2012, stainless steel, 122 x 71 x 101.6cm; image courtesy the artist and Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

12 Notes from India Art Fair 2013 REG NEWITT

Tayeba Begum Lipi, My Daughter's Cot, 2012, stainless steel, 122 x 71 x 101.6cm; image courtesy the artist and Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

13 PREVIEW: string theory Lizzie Riley, Moira, 2004, recycled clothing, knitting, cotton, 27 x 11cm; University of Wollongong Art Collection; image courtesy the artist, University of Wollongong Art Collection and CAN WA; © the artist

13 PREVIEW: string theory

Lizzie Riley, Moira, 2004, recycled clothing, knitting, cotton, 27 x 11cm; University of Wollongong Art Collection; image courtesy the artist, University of Wollongong Art Collection and CAN WA; © the artist