Issue 210 June 2008

1 The shifting ground of non-Indigenous art-making in Central Australia KIERAN FINNANE Pamela Lofts, Country Love (detail), 1996-2006, inkjet print collage on foamcore. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Pamela Lofts.

1 The shifting ground of non-Indigenous art-making in Central Australia KIERAN FINNANE

Pamela Lofts, Country Love (detail), 1996-2006, inkjet print collage on foamcore. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Pamela Lofts.

2 Wading into Scripture: Bal Tashchit, Melbourne VIRGINIA FRASER Hari Ho, Eternity: Moment by Moment, 2003, C-type print. Courtesy the artist. 

2 Wading into Scripture: Bal Tashchit, Melbourne VIRGINIA FRASER

Hari Ho, Eternity: Moment by Moment, 2003, C-type print. Courtesy the artist. 

3 Environmentalists’ art at an ecotourism lodge DANIEL THOMAS Julie Gough, Some words for change, annotated pages from a book, laminated, and pierced by teatree spears standing in a clearing in kunzia scrub. Courtesy the artist and Freycinet Experience Walk. Photograph by Simon Cuthbert.

3 Environmentalists’ art at an ecotourism lodge DANIEL THOMAS

Julie Gough, Some words for change, annotated pages from a book, laminated, and pierced by teatree spears standing in a clearing in kunzia scrub. Courtesy the artist and Freycinet Experience Walk. Photograph by Simon Cuthbert.

4 slowly disappearing darling MARGUERITE BROWN Martin King, slowly disappearing darling (detail), 2007, sequence of drawings nos. 22-25 from a series of 100, charcoal on drafting film. Courtesy the artist and Port Jackson Press Australia, Melbourne. Photograph by Viki Petherbridge.

4 slowly disappearing darling MARGUERITE BROWN

Martin King, slowly disappearing darling (detail), 2007, sequence of drawings nos. 22-25 from a series of 100, charcoal on drafting film. Courtesy the artist and Port Jackson Press Australia, Melbourne. Photograph by Viki Petherbridge.

5 Power camouflage: an interview with Michael Goldberg DAVID McNEILL Michael Goldberg, video still of luggage X-ray (from loop of 50 images), installation detail from Strong language Some violence Adult themes, 2008, Artspace, Sydney. Image courtesy the artist.

5 Power camouflage: an interview with Michael Goldberg DAVID McNEILL

Michael Goldberg, video still of luggage X-ray (from loop of 50 images), installation detail from Strong language Some violence Adult themes, 2008, Artspace, Sydney. Image courtesy the artist.

6 Out of the box: Economy in Perth ERIN COATES Ric Spencer in collaboration with Lizzie Delfs and Britt Salt,Speakers’ Corner, 2007, mixed media, installation view at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Courtesy the artists. Photograph by Eva Fernandez.

6 Out of the box: Economy in Perth ERIN COATES

Ric Spencer in collaboration with Lizzie Delfs and Britt Salt,Speakers’ Corner, 2007, mixed media, installation view at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Courtesy the artists. Photograph by Eva Fernandez.

7 LETTER NIGEL LENDON | DJON MUNDINE

7 LETTER NIGEL LENDON | DJON MUNDINE

8 Scales of perception: recent Chinese painting DENNIS COLEMAN Zhao QiuPing, Nimble Carp Towards Splendid Waves, 2004, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Adi Pande.

8 Scales of perception: recent Chinese painting DENNIS COLEMAN

Zhao QiuPing, Nimble Carp Towards Splendid Waves, 2004, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Adi Pande.

9 The Third Nude, Canberra EMILY ROBERTSON Jenny Coyne, Untitled, 2008, digital photograph. Model: Gosia Pilat, Min Mae’s Tableaux Vivants, The Front, Canberra. Courtesy the artist: www.allyeska.com

9 The Third Nude, Canberra EMILY ROBERTSON

Jenny Coyne, Untitled, 2008, digital photograph. Model: Gosia Pilat, Min Mae’s Tableaux Vivants, The Front, Canberra. Courtesy the artist: www.allyeska.com

10 Deathly art: VR Morisson, Nell & Therese Howard PRUE GIBSON Nell, A white bird flies in the mist, a black bird flies in the night, a woman walks, wild and free, she is not afraid to die, 2008, bronze, mother of pearl, resin, 33 individually hand-blown clear glass ghost sculptures. Installation at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

10 Deathly art: VR Morisson, Nell & Therese Howard PRUE GIBSON

Nell, A white bird flies in the mist, a black bird flies in the night, a woman walks, wild and free, she is not afraid to die, 2008, bronze, mother of pearl, resin, 33 individually hand-blown clear glass ghost sculptures. Installation at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

11 Judith Wright: Conversations ANNE KIRKER Rhana Devenport (Ed.) Judith Wright: Conversations Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand, and the artist, 2007, 140 pages (hard bound), $59.95 rrp

11 Judith Wright: Conversations ANNE KIRKER

Rhana Devenport (Ed.)

Judith Wright: Conversations
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand, and the artist, 2007, 140 pages (hard bound), $59.95 rrp

12 Em files: Billy Pareroultja Tjungarrayi SASHA GRISHIN Billy Pareroultja Tjungarrayi, Lake Mackay, 2008, acrylic on Belgian linen. Courtesy the artist and Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Photograph by Terry Larkin. 

12 Em files: Billy Pareroultja Tjungarrayi SASHA GRISHIN

Billy Pareroultja Tjungarrayi, Lake Mackay, 2008, acrylic on Belgian linen. Courtesy the artist and Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Photograph by Terry Larkin. 

13 Em files: Jessica Geron MAURICE O'RIORDAN Jessica Geron, Bird Watching, oil on canvas, 2008. LEFT: Jessica Geron, Factitious Fictions, oil on canvas, 2008. All images courtesy the artist.  Jessica is a featured artist in SafARI 2008, an unofficial fringe to the Biennale of Sydney comprising 11 emerging artists from around the country and curated by Lisa Corsi. SafARI 2008 runs from 13 to 29 June (see Artnotes NSW): www.safari.org.au, Jessica’s website: www.jessicageron.com 

13 Em files: Jessica Geron MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Jessica Geron, Bird Watching, oil on canvas, 2008. LEFT: Jessica Geron, Factitious Fictions, oil on canvas, 2008. All images courtesy the artist. 

Jessica is a featured artist in SafARI 2008, an unofficial fringe to the Biennale of Sydney comprising 11 emerging artists from around the country and curated by Lisa Corsi. SafARI 2008 runs from 13 to 29 June (see Artnotes NSW): www.safari.org.au, Jessica’s website: www.jessicageron.com