Issue 273 September 2014

1 IN QUEST OF THE GOOD LIFE SUSAN BEST ALAIN DE BOTTON AND JOHN ARMSTRONG'S ART AS THERAPY

1 IN QUEST OF THE GOOD LIFE SUSAN BEST

ALAIN DE BOTTON AND JOHN ARMSTRONG'S ART AS THERAPY

2 ‘When This You See Remember Me’: David McDiarmid at the NGV DANIEL MUDIE CUNNINGHAM David McDiarmid, Strangers in the night, 1978, collage of cut coloured paper and photocopy on mulberry paper, 62.6 x 50.7cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, proposed acquisition; © reproduced with the permission of the David McDiarmid estate

2 ‘When This You See Remember Me’: David McDiarmid at the NGV DANIEL MUDIE CUNNINGHAM

David McDiarmid, Strangers in the night, 1978, collage of cut coloured paper and photocopy on mulberry paper, 62.6 x 50.7cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, proposed acquisition; © reproduced with the permission of the David McDiarmid estate

3 Pat Brassington: Under our skin HEATHER ROSE Pat Brassington, Bloom, 2003, pigment print; image courtesy the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne and Stills Gallery, Sydney

3 Pat Brassington: Under our skin HEATHER ROSE

Pat Brassington, Bloom, 2003, pigment print; image courtesy the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne and Stills Gallery, Sydney

4 Dorrit Black: Reassessment rising high DANIEL THOMAS Dorrit Black, The Bridge, 1930, Sydney, oil on canvas laid on board, 60 x 81cm, bequest of the artist 1951, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

4 Dorrit Black: Reassessment rising high DANIEL THOMAS

Dorrit Black, The Bridge, 1930, Sydney, oil on canvas laid on board, 60 x 81cm, bequest of the artist 1951, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

5 Sound spheres: John Aslanidis MARGUERITE BROWN John Aslanidis, Sonic Network no. 13, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 244 x 304cm; collection: Chris Austin; image courtesy the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney

5 Sound spheres: John Aslanidis MARGUERITE BROWN

John Aslanidis, Sonic Network no. 13, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 244 x 304cm; collection: Chris Austin; image courtesy the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney

6 Art’s ebb and flow across the Top End AMY JACKETT Merrepen Arts Festival in Nauiyu Community, Daly River, 2014; image courtesy Merrepen Arts; photo: John Tsialos

6 Art’s ebb and flow across the Top End AMY JACKETT

Merrepen Arts Festival in Nauiyu Community, Daly River, 2014; image courtesy Merrepen Arts; photo: John Tsialos

7 Desert winter HANNAH KOTHE The Beanie Tree, Uluru; image courtesy the Alice Springs Beanie Festival

7 Desert winter HANNAH KOTHE

The Beanie Tree, Uluru; image courtesy the Alice Springs Beanie Festival

8 When the wind changed: ‘Albert Namatjira’ at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, 1984 JOANNA MENDELSSOHN Albert Namatjira, Mt Hermannsburg, Finke River, c. 1948, watercolour, over pencil; 36.7 x 53.8cm (image), 37.2 x 54cm (sheet); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1977

8 When the wind changed: ‘Albert Namatjira’ at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, 1984 JOANNA MENDELSSOHN

Albert Namatjira, Mt Hermannsburg, Finke River, c. 1948, watercolour, over pencil; 36.7 x 53.8cm (image), 37.2 x 54cm (sheet); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1977

9 Gordon Bennett (1955-2014) KELLY GELLATLY Gordon Bennett

9 Gordon Bennett (1955-2014) KELLY GELLATLY

Gordon Bennett