Summer 2013 Issue 266

  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 exhibition  Possible 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 exhibition Possible 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