Issue 266 Summer 2013

1 Suspended Histories, Museum Van Loon SIOBHAN CAMPBELL Newell Harry, The Natives Are Restless, 2006/2013, neon sculpture; image courtesy the artist, photo: Thijs Wolzak

1 Suspended Histories, Museum Van Loon SIOBHAN CAMPBELL

Newell Harry, The Natives Are Restless, 2006/2013, neon sculpture; image courtesy the artist, photo: Thijs Wolzak

2 Insurgence at the Museum of Democracy: An Interview ADAM GECZY, MEGAN COPE, RICHARD BELL, JENNY MCFARLANE & TONY ALBERT Vernon Ah Kee, austracism, 2013, and thisfouldeed, 2013, vinyl text installation on the windows of Old Parliament House, image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. photo: Rob Little

2 Insurgence at the Museum of Democracy: An Interview ADAM GECZY, MEGAN COPE, RICHARD BELL, JENNY MCFARLANE & TONY ALBERT

Vernon Ah Kee, austracism, 2013, and thisfouldeed, 2013, vinyl text installation on the windows of Old Parliament House, image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. photo: Rob Little

3 Visual Literacy in Bark Paintings: Narrative, Figurative and Stylistic Vocabularies GRETCHEN STOLTE Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr, Ngalyod the Rainbow Serpent, 1974, natural ochres on bark, 73 x 48cm. Collection: National Museum of Australia, Canberra; image courtesy and © the artist or the artist’s estate. licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2013

3 Visual Literacy in Bark Paintings: Narrative, Figurative and Stylistic Vocabularies GRETCHEN STOLTE

Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr, Ngalyod the Rainbow Serpent, 1974, natural ochres on bark, 73 x 48cm. Collection: National Museum of Australia, Canberra; image courtesy and © the artist or the artist’s estate. licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2013

4 Love City Jalalabad: George Gittoes in Afghanistan ROD PATTENDEN Movie Poster, Love City Jalalabad, 2013

4 Love City Jalalabad: George Gittoes in Afghanistan ROD PATTENDEN

Movie Poster, Love City Jalalabad, 2013

5 It�s Complicated � When Ad Designs Turn Art? HIRAM TO Empire Theatre, North Point, Hong Kong, c.1953, photographer unknown.

5 It�s Complicated � When Ad Designs Turn Art? HIRAM TO

Empire Theatre, North Point, Hong Kong, c.1953, photographer unknown.

6 Frank’s View: Photography from the (Mildura) studio of Frank ‘Francesco’ Zaetta (1908-1993) ELIZABETH GERTSAKIS Frank’s View, installation view (detail), Stefano’s Gallery 25, Mildura, 2012-13; photo courtesy Stefano’s Gallery 25; photo: Krystal Seigerman

6 Frank’s View: Photography from the (Mildura) studio of Frank ‘Francesco’ Zaetta (1908-1993) ELIZABETH GERTSAKIS

Frank’s View, installation view (detail), Stefano’s Gallery 25, Mildura, 2012-13; photo courtesy Stefano’s Gallery 25; photo: Krystal Seigerman

7 Australia, Royal Academy of Arts SASHA GRISHIN John Olsen, Sydney Sun, 1965, oil on three plywood panels, overall: 307 x 412.5 x 40cm. Collection: National Gallery of Australia

7 Australia, Royal Academy of Arts SASHA GRISHIN

John Olsen, Sydney Sun, 1965, oil on three plywood panels, overall: 307 x 412.5 x 40cm. Collection: National Gallery of Australia

8 Pukumani CHRIS RAJA Pukumani poles at Pirlangimpi Front Beach: photo: Sabrina Talarico, Munupi Arts

8 Pukumani CHRIS RAJA

Pukumani poles at Pirlangimpi Front Beach: photo: Sabrina Talarico, Munupi Arts

9 Tracks, play it again MAURICE O’RIORDAN Annette Simpson and Jack Randell, Collar, 2012, collage, ink on board, 60 x 60cm

9 Tracks, play it again MAURICE O’RIORDAN

Annette Simpson and Jack Randell, Collar, 2012, collage, ink on board, 60 x 60cm

10 Challenging Conspiracies of Silence with Art: Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, Northern Territory SEÁN KERINS Stewart Hoosan, Mayawagu —Freedom Fighter, 2013, acrylic on linen, 88 x 120cm; image courtesy the artist and Art Centre, Borroloola, NT

10 Challenging Conspiracies of Silence with Art: Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, Northern Territory SEÁN KERINS

Stewart Hoosan, Mayawagu —Freedom Fighter, 2013, acrylic on linen, 88 x 120cm; image courtesy the artist and Art Centre, Borroloola, NT

11 Muslim women artists to the fore JAN JONES Shirin Aliabadi, Hybrid Girl 4, 2008; Lambda print mounted on aluminium, 100 x 78cm; image courtesy the artist and New Albion Gallery; shown in Contemporary Iranian Art, New Albion Gallery, Sydney, 2012

11 Muslim women artists to the fore JAN JONES

Shirin Aliabadi, Hybrid Girl 4, 2008; Lambda print mounted on aluminium, 100 x 78cm; image courtesy the artist and New Albion Gallery; shown in Contemporary Iranian Art, New Albion Gallery, Sydney, 2012

12 Mollie in Negativeland: Two Installations About Photography ANN FINEGAN John Conomos, ‘Jon Conomos interrogating an elephant’; photograph as part of his The Spiral of Time installation, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2013

12 Mollie in Negativeland: Two Installations About Photography ANN FINEGAN

John Conomos, ‘Jon Conomos interrogating an elephant’; photograph as part of his The Spiral of Time installation, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2013

13 Down the Rabbit Hole: reorienting contemporary art practice BETH JACKSON Addis (Adis) Fejzić, Bosnian Triumphal Gate, 2013, polystyrene, adhesives, sand, plaster, 25 x 24 x 60cm; installation view, Down the Rabbit Hole, 2013; image courtesy the artist

13 Down the Rabbit Hole: reorienting contemporary art practice BETH JACKSON

Addis (Adis) Fejzić, Bosnian Triumphal Gate, 2013, polystyrene, adhesives, sand, plaster, 25 x 24 x 60cm; installation view, Down the Rabbit Hole, 2013; image courtesy the artist

14 Art witnessing & making: Riel Hilario in interview Riel Hilario, Cut Me Down I Will Still Bloom, 2013, re-carved-faux-antique; from his solo exhibitionPossible Full Body Apparitions, The Drawing Room, Singapore, 2013; image courtesy the artist and The Drawing Room, Singapore

14 Art witnessing & making: Riel Hilario in interview

Riel Hilario, Cut Me Down I Will Still Bloom, 2013, re-carved-faux-antique; from his solo exhibitionPossible Full Body Apparitions, The Drawing Room, Singapore, 2013; image courtesy the artist and The Drawing Room, Singapore

15 Biennale & beyond: Kochi-Muziris, South India ROMAIN MAITRA Robert Montgomery, LED-lit text-based work on the wall of Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi, as part of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2012/13; image courtesy the artist; photo by Romain Maitra

15 Biennale & beyond: Kochi-Muziris, South India ROMAIN MAITRA

Robert Montgomery, LED-lit text-based work on the wall of Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi, as part of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2012/13; image courtesy the artist; photo by Romain Maitra