Issue 278 April 2015

01 Straddling the spectrum: Rebecca Baumann and Brendan van Hek’s ‘colour restraint’ - Andrew Purvis

image: Rebecca Baumann, Once More With Feeling, 2014, installation view, Trivision billboard, plexiglas, ETC Source Four, 330 x 430cm; image courtesy the artist; photo: Sam Harnettmore >

02 Speculations on site: ‘spaced 2: future recall’ - Laetitia Wilson

image: Archana Hande, The Golden Feral Trail, 2014, digital print on archival paper; commissioned for ‘spaced 2: future recall’; image courtesy the artist

03 Uprooted: Fred Williams’s Stump I at the Art Gallery of Western Australia - Justin Paton

image: Archana Hande, The Golden Feral Trail, 2014, digital print on archival paper; commissioned for ‘spaced 2: future recall’; image courtesy the artist

04 Lover, fighter - Robert Cook

image: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Al Falaq, 2013, tinted resin, 75 x 45 x 42cm; image courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

05 Constituting community: ‘do it (adelaide)’ - Jenna McKenzie

image: Yoko Ono, Wish Piece, 1996, enacted by Jessie Lumb, 2015, for ‘do it (Adelaide)’; image courtesy Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide; photo: Lara Merrington

06 Art is not a verb - Donald Brook

image: Minoru Hirata, Hi Red Center’s Street Cleaning Event (Be Clean! And Campaign to Promote Cleanliness and Order in the Metropolitan Area), 1964, image courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; © Minoru Hirata

07 Hovering on the edge of catastrophe: Rosemary Laing’s ‘weathering’ - Gretchen Shirm

image: Rosemary Laing, weather #3, 2006, type-C photograph, 110 x 166cm (image size), edition 6/8, private collection, Melbourne

08 The butterfly effect: Ken + Julia Yonetani’s ‘Another dream (Un autre rêve)’ - Gabriella Coslovich

image: ken + Julia Yonetani, Grape Chandelier, 2011, installation detail, Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône; Murray River salt, metal, 200 x 150cm (diameter); photo: Catherine Brossais; © Conseil général du Val d’Oise

09 Shifting meaning and memory: Tony Albert in conversation - Ivan Muñiz Reed

image: tony Albert, Thou didst let fall, 2014, detail view, assemblage made of reworked objects, fabric and twine, 161 x 550 x 11cm (dimensions variable); image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

10 Honouring service and sacrifice: Yininmadyemi – Thou didst let fall - Gary Oakley

image: Eddie Albert; image courtesy of the artist

11 Jennifer Phipps: 1944–2014 - Paul Fox

image: robert Rooney, Jennifer Phipps, July 1978, image courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne