Over the last three years, I have been conducting an extensive literature review to gather material on and about women artists. With the exception of the dedicated feminist arts journal LIP (1976-84), Artlink gives the most consistent and comprehensive coverage of Australian women artists. As a researcher looking at the last fifty years of art practice in Australia, Artlink’s themed issues have been extremely valuable.
Professor Anne Marsh
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
This issue privileges ideas of local colour as a provocative surface tension, embodying diverse perspectives and materialities. It samples the practices of artists who work with colour and colour values in response to the environment, social life, colour as it comes readymade in a tube, a tin, a colour chart. Reframing or recalibrating the spectrum to more fulsomely embrace multinatural, therapeutic, feminist, queer, Indigenous and other perspectives, it broadly opens up the terms of reference in present-day colour relations.