Issue 262 August 2013

1 Bungaree, the First Australian interrupted VIRGINIA FRASER Peter McKenzie, After Rodius, 2011, graphite on paper, 30 x 24cm; image courtesy the artist

1 Bungaree, the First Australian interrupted VIRGINIA FRASER

Peter McKenzie, After Rodius, 2011, graphite on paper, 30 x 24cm; image courtesy the artist

2 Afterword: Looking back to Sakahan GREG HILL Kent Monkman, Boudoir de Berdashe, 2007, mixed media installation, dimensions variable; installation view, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; photo © NGC

2 Afterword: Looking back to Sakahan GREG HILL

Kent Monkman, Boudoir de Berdashe, 2007, mixed media installation, dimensions variable; installation view, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; photo © NGC

3 Heartland: Contemporary Art from South Australia MARGOT OSBORNE Installation view HEARTLAND: Contemporary Art from South Australia featuring the work of artists from Tjala Arts, Amata, APY Lands, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013

3 Heartland: Contemporary Art from South Australia MARGOT OSBORNE

Installation view HEARTLAND: Contemporary Art from South Australia featuring the work of artists from Tjala Arts, Amata, APY Lands, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013

4 Relaxed and comfortable: Cold Blooded, eX de Medici JENNY MCFARLANE eX de Medici, Real Estate, 2012-13, watercolour on paper, 113.5 x 512.5cm; image courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

4 Relaxed and comfortable: Cold Blooded, eX de Medici JENNY MCFARLANE

eX de Medici, Real Estate, 2012-13, watercolour on paper, 113.5 x 512.5cm; image courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

5 Fons et Origo, or, Trompe l'Oreille Fountain, Hany Armanious DAVID HANSEN Hany Armanious, Fountain, 2012, marble, polyurethane resin, bronze, 213 x 183 x 271cm (irregular); installation view, Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

5 Fons et Origo, or, Trompe l'Oreille Fountain, Hany Armanious DAVID HANSEN

Hany Armanious, Fountain, 2012, marble, polyurethane resin, bronze, 213 x 183 x 271cm (irregular); installation view, Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

6 City of Trees: Jyll Bradley SARA-JAYNE PARSONS Jyll Bradley, Printer proof [detail], City of Trees publication, part of a display of ‘scatter-proof’ prints in the exhibition; image courtesy the artist

6 City of Trees: Jyll Bradley SARA-JAYNE PARSONS

Jyll Bradley, Printer proof [detail], City of Trees publication, part of a display of ‘scatter-proof’ prints in the exhibition; image courtesy the artist

7 Build me a city I Cry me a river LISA HARMS Kirsten Coehlo, foreground: oil can, cup, funnel, bottle, bowl, 2012, porcelain objects, dimensions variable (tallest 28cm); background: Dreams of Leaving, 2012; four photographs on photographic paper of ceramic shards from new Royal Adelaide Hospital site, North Terrace; SA Museum collection; 80 x 60cm each; image courtesy the artist, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, and BMGArt, Adelaide

7 Build me a city I Cry me a river LISA HARMS

Kirsten Coehlo, foreground: oil can, cup, funnel, bottle, bowl, 2012, porcelain objects, dimensions variable (tallest 28cm); background: Dreams of Leaving, 2012; four photographs on photographic paper of ceramic shards from new Royal Adelaide Hospital site, North Terrace; SA Museum collection; 80 x 60cm each; image courtesy the artist, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, and BMGArt, Adelaide

8 Titanium White Knights, Helsinki ERIC ROSSI Eric Rossi, View from studio on Suomenlinna, 2012, digital snapshot; image courtesy the artist

8 Titanium White Knights, Helsinki ERIC ROSSI

Eric Rossi, View from studio on Suomenlinna, 2012, digital snapshot; image courtesy the artist

9 Jon Cattapan: Staying Afloat RHONDA DREDGE Imagine a Raft: Hard Rubbish No. 12, 2012, oil on linen, 180 x 180cm

9 Jon Cattapan: Staying Afloat RHONDA DREDGE

Imagine a Raft: Hard Rubbish No. 12, 2012, oil on linen, 180 x 180cm

10 In the background a crow squawks: Henri van Noordenburg & Eryn Begley GORDON CRAIG Henri van Noordenburg, Composition IX, 2011, hand-carved archival matt print, 106 x 106cm

10 In the background a crow squawks: Henri van Noordenburg & Eryn Begley GORDON CRAIG

Henri van Noordenburg, Composition IX, 2011, hand-carved archival matt print, 106 x 106cm

11 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award: a case study in competitions LEIGH SUMMERS John R Walker, Brush fetish, 2009, archival oil on canvas, 91.9 x 192cm, EMSLA Winner 2009; image courtesy the artist

11 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award: a case study in competitions LEIGH SUMMERS

John R Walker, Brush fetish, 2009, archival oil on canvas, 91.9 x 192cm, EMSLA Winner 2009; image courtesy the artist

12 tribute: Eubena Nampitjin, c. 1923-2013 ERICA IZETT Kinyu, 2007, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 180 x 150cm

12 tribute: Eubena Nampitjin, c. 1923-2013 ERICA IZETT

Kinyu, 2007, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 180 x 150cm

13 ARTBOOKS: POWER + COLOUR: NEW PAINTING FROM THE CORRIGAN COLLECTION OF 21ST CENTURY ABORIGINAL ART MAURICE O'RIORDAN JANE RAFFAN POWER AND COLOUR: NEW PAINTING FROM THE CORRIGAN COLLECTION OF 21ST CENTURY ABORIGINAL ART, MACMILLAN ART PUBLISHING, VICTORIA, 2012, 368PP, RRP$125: ISBN: 9781921394744 POWER + COLOUR COULD WELL BE DESCRIBED A 'COFFEE-TABLE' PUBLICATION; THIS IS NOT A PUT-DOWN BUT RECOGNITION OF THE BOOK'S SUMPTUOUS PRODUCTION VALUES. IT IS ABOVE ALL A BOOK FILLED WITH HIGH-QUALITY REPRODUCTION IMAGES OF LARGELY HIGH-KEY CHROMATIC PAINTINGS; A BOOK TO LOOK AT, AND VISUALLY SAVOUR. THE BOOK'S COLOUR-CHARGED MANDATE IS CONVEYED NOT ONLY THROUGH THE PAINTINGS DEPICTED BUT ALSO THROUGH NUANCES OF DESIGN: THE CHANGING KALEIDOSCOPE OF BACKGROUND COLOURS FOR THE TITLE-PAGES ADJOINING EACH FULL OR DOUBLE-PAGE IMAGE, OR THE MULTICOLOURED HEADINGS SUCH AS 'THE PAINTINGS / THE PAINTINGS / THE PAINTINGS' WHICH ANNOUNCES THIS SECTION  AND, YES, THE WORDS ARE IN TRIPLICATE, CONJURING A SENSE OF BARELY CONTAINED EXCITEMENT.

13 ARTBOOKS: POWER + COLOUR: NEW PAINTING FROM THE CORRIGAN COLLECTION OF 21ST CENTURY ABORIGINAL ART MAURICE O'RIORDAN

JANE RAFFAN
POWER AND COLOUR: NEW PAINTING FROM THE CORRIGAN COLLECTION OF 21ST CENTURY ABORIGINAL ART, MACMILLAN ART PUBLISHING, VICTORIA, 2012, 368PP, RRP$125: ISBN: 9781921394744

POWER + COLOUR COULD WELL BE DESCRIBED A 'COFFEE-TABLE' PUBLICATION; THIS IS NOT A PUT-DOWN BUT RECOGNITION OF THE BOOK'S SUMPTUOUS PRODUCTION VALUES. IT IS ABOVE ALL A BOOK FILLED WITH HIGH-QUALITY REPRODUCTION IMAGES OF LARGELY HIGH-KEY CHROMATIC PAINTINGS; A BOOK TO LOOK AT, AND VISUALLY SAVOUR. THE BOOK'S COLOUR-CHARGED MANDATE IS CONVEYED NOT ONLY THROUGH THE PAINTINGS DEPICTED BUT ALSO THROUGH NUANCES OF DESIGN: THE CHANGING KALEIDOSCOPE OF BACKGROUND COLOURS FOR THE TITLE-PAGES ADJOINING EACH FULL OR DOUBLE-PAGE IMAGE, OR THE MULTICOLOURED HEADINGS SUCH AS 'THE PAINTINGS / THE PAINTINGS / THE PAINTINGS' WHICH ANNOUNCES THIS SECTION  AND, YES, THE WORDS ARE IN TRIPLICATE, CONJURING A SENSE OF BARELY CONTAINED EXCITEMENT.

14 Affairs of the art: love, loss and power in the art world KATRINA CHAPMAN The decade preceding the global financial crisis saw one of the most exciting eras in the Australian art market. Australian contemporary art prices rose exponentially with commercial dealers, auction houses and public cultural institutions all playing an important role. Pivotal too were the custodians of many artist's estates. The potential for them to influence a late artist's reputation and how this manifested during this remarkable time in Australian art history is the subject of Katrina Strickland's book Affairs of the art. Katrina Strickland, Melbourne University Press, 2013; rrp$34.99; 242pp; ISBN: 9780522858624 (pbk); 9780522864083 (ebook)

14 Affairs of the art: love, loss and power in the art world KATRINA CHAPMAN

The decade preceding the global financial crisis saw one of the most exciting eras in the Australian art market. Australian contemporary art prices rose exponentially with commercial dealers, auction houses and public cultural institutions all playing an important role. Pivotal too were the custodians of many artist's estates. The potential for them to influence a late artist's reputation and how this manifested during this remarkable time in Australian art history is the subject of Katrina Strickland's book Affairs of the art.

Katrina Strickland, Melbourne University Press, 2013; rrp$34.99; 242pp; ISBN: 9780522858624 (pbk); 9780522864083 (ebook)