June-July 2017 Issue 299

  1 Dispatches: Andrew Stephens   Sharyn Egan, The Nullians, 2017, turned wood from the balga tree, dimensions variable; image courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth; photo: Alessandro Bianchetti

1 Dispatches: Andrew Stephens

Sharyn Egan, The Nullians, 2017, turned wood from the balga tree, dimensions variable; image courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth; photo: Alessandro Bianchetti

  2 Out of The Enclosure: Elisabeth Cummings's 'Interior Landscapes': Anne-Marie Jean,  Canberra    Elisabeth Cummings:  Interior Landscapes , exhibition install view, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, 2017; image courtesy the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra; photo: Rob Little Digital Images

2 Out of The Enclosure: Elisabeth Cummings's 'Interior Landscapes': Anne-Marie Jean, Canberra

Elisabeth Cummings: Interior Landscapes, exhibition install view, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, 2017; image courtesy the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra; photo: Rob Little Digital Images

  3 Plein-air Revival: ' headland  Sculpture on The Gulf 2017': Bob Evans,  Waiheke Island    Chris Bailey,  Te Rerenga Wai ō Tīkapa Moana – The flowing waters of Tī kapa Moana , 2016, install view, ‘headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017’, Hauraki Gulf, 2017; turpentine (syncarpia glomulifera), pāua shell and stain, eight parts; image courtesy the artist and SOTG

3 Plein-air Revival: 'headland Sculpture on The Gulf 2017': Bob Evans, Waiheke Island

Chris Bailey, Te Rerenga Wai ō Tīkapa Moana – The flowing waters of Tī kapa Moana, 2016, install view, ‘headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017’, Hauraki Gulf, 2017; turpentine (syncarpia glomulifera), pāua shell and stain, eight parts; image courtesy the artist and SOTG

  4 Destabilising states: Ann Shelton's  Dark Matter : Blair French , Auckland    Ann Shelton,  Dark Matter , exhibition install views, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2017; images courtesy Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki; photos: Sam Hartnett

4 Destabilising states: Ann Shelton's Dark Matter: Blair French, Auckland

Ann Shelton, Dark Matter, exhibition install views, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2017; images courtesy Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki; photos: Sam Hartnett

  5 Maori Matters: 'Colin McCahon: On Going Out With The Tide': Peter Simpson,  Wellington    Colin McCahon,  On Going Out with the Tide , exhibition install views, City Gallery Wellington, 2017; images courtesy Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust; photos: Shaun Waugh

5 Maori Matters: 'Colin McCahon: On Going Out With The Tide': Peter Simpson, Wellington

Colin McCahon, On Going Out with the Tide, exhibition install views, City Gallery Wellington, 2017; images courtesy Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust; photos: Shaun Waugh

  6 Contemporary Atauro carving from Timor-Leste, James Bennett,  Darwin    Kai Nai, Mask, mid-late 20th century; wood, presumed white hardwood (Wrightia javanica), initim (AD), ai lalar (T), 36.5 x 16 x 7.5cm; Charles Darwin University Art Collection, Darwin

6 Contemporary Atauro carving from Timor-Leste, James Bennett, Darwin

Kai Nai, Mask, mid-late 20th century; wood, presumed white hardwood (Wrightia javanica), initim (AD), ai lalar (T), 36.5 x 16 x 7.5cm; Charles Darwin University Art Collection, Darwin

  7 N. S. Harsha and Agatha Gothe-Snape in Tokyo: mori Art Museum and the Australian connection: Julie Ewington,  Tokyo    N. S. Harsha,  Sky Gazers , 2010/17, installation view,‘ N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey’, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017; acrylic on plywood, 975.4 x 488cm; Image courtesy Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and Victoria Miro, London; photo: Shiigi Shizune

7 N. S. Harsha and Agatha Gothe-Snape in Tokyo: mori Art Museum and the Australian connection: Julie Ewington, Tokyo

N. S. Harsha, Sky Gazers, 2010/17, installation view,‘ N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey’, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017; acrylic on plywood, 975.4 x 488cm; Image courtesy Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and Victoria Miro, London; photo: Shiigi Shizune

  8 Studio Tropes: Exploring the Fluid contexts for Creativity: craig Judd, Sydney    Our Studio Selves , exhibition install view, ‘Ideas Platform’, Artspace, Sydney, April 2017; photo: Zan Wimberley

8 Studio Tropes: Exploring the Fluid contexts for Creativity: craig Judd, Sydney

Our Studio Selves, exhibition install view, ‘Ideas Platform’, Artspace, Sydney, April 2017; photo: Zan Wimberley

  9 Yosl Bergner, Melbourne and his Kafka paintings: Ross Mellick   Photographer unknown, Melech Ravitch and an Australian ‘brother’ in 1933; image courtesy the author

9 Yosl Bergner, Melbourne and his Kafka paintings: Ross Mellick

Photographer unknown, Melech Ravitch and an Australian ‘brother’ in 1933; image courtesy the author

  10 German artists in the South Sea: Alison Carroll   Eugene von Guérard,  Tower Hill , 1855, oil on canvas, 68.6 x 122cm; image courtesy Warrnambool Art Gallery, on loan from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, presented by Miss Effie Thornton, 1966

10 German artists in the South Sea: Alison Carroll

Eugene von Guérard, Tower Hill, 1855, oil on canvas, 68.6 x 122cm; image courtesy Warrnambool Art Gallery, on loan from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, presented by Miss Effie Thornton, 1966

  11  The Pacific Room , Michael Fitzgerald

11 The Pacific Room, Michael Fitzgerald

  12 From storied gourds to political billboard: Native Hawaiian artists in focus: Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira,  Honolulu    Drew Broderick,  Billboard I. (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness) , 2017, detail; installation view, 1st Honolulu Biennial, 2017; neon, vinyl; image courtesy the artist

12 From storied gourds to political billboard: Native Hawaiian artists in focus: Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira, Honolulu

Drew Broderick, Billboard I. (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness), 2017, detail; installation view, 1st Honolulu Biennial, 2017; neon, vinyl; image courtesy the artist

  13. Michael Parekowhai: The Empire of Light   Michael Parekowhai,  The Lighthouse , 2017, details; images courtesy the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland

13. Michael Parekowhai: The Empire of Light

Michael Parekowhai, The Lighthouse, 2017, details; images courtesy the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland