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July 2013 Issue 261

  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