Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Discusses the exhibition 'Diaphanous' at Span Galleries curated by Kirsten Rann, deconstructing and challenging the notion of multicultural artist.
Examines how galleries, art spaces and arts infrastructure might evolve over the next 25 years to accommodate changes in interaction between artists and audiences. Focus is on the State Galleries and how we might present the multiplicity of view points from the last 30 + years. Resource issues are explored.
Published June 1999
Fortunately not all critics are so urgently in need of friends that they write hymns of praise after every long lunch. Some even relish being labelled 'ungrateful'. I would argue that the only critic worth reading is an ungrateful critic. Looks at the role of visual art criticism in the newspaper columns of the daily press.
The role of the arts within the Federal Coalition portfolio. Proposed new tax arrangements suggest a contraction in support for new innovative work in favour of much more conservative, market driven high end focussed practice, and a drop overall in arts activity.
Art teachers today are expected to have a greater proficiency in a broader range of art skills, yet due to the under funding of teacher training they are receiving less training and professional development to prepare them for the classroom. Discusses the 1999 International Society of Education through Art (InSEA) the theme being 'Cultures and Transitions' held in Brisbane. 1st conference held in 1951
Exhibition review Doll 19 March - 15May 1999
29 artists plus works from the SA Museum,
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
Curated by Vivonne Thwaites
Explanation of the benefits to the artist and the environment of working with photopolymer plates (solar plates) in printmaking.
One would have to be a marketing executive, or just extremely sanguine, to see much that is good in the current system for funding teaching and research in our universities. This is not to claim that the Dawkins reforms replaced something wonderful or fair. But we now have a system that is actively promoting mediocrity ona a national, even international scale. Let me explain, for the uninitiated how it works.
Editorial for the issue -- not the definitive answer but a series of clues as to what direction the visual arts might be following. The issue picks up ideas addressed in the forum 'Art of Sight, Art of Mind: Speculations on the Future of the Visual Arts and Crafts in Australia' organised by the National Association of Visual Arts. NAVA
Education is the second most depressing non-subject in the entire catalogue of non-subjects, beginning with the Aardvark as Social Construct and ending with The Flagant Signifier in Finno-Ugric Zyrian,
Exhibition reviews Blak Beauty February 6- May 2 1999
Curated by Brook Andrew
Images from the Sea December 5 1998- June 27 1999
Australian Museum at Customs House,
Dynamic interactive web-sites are becoming increasingly the norm. Lists the types of functions that are available using particular technology.
Examines the career of Marie Sierra from her arrival in Australia in 1984, her coming to Melbourne in 1986 and her Barcelona studio residency in the mid 1990s. Explores how the roles of academic and artist sustain and inform each other. Deals specifically with works 'Justice' 1992 , 'Do that Job' 1993, 'Knowledge is Power' 1994, 'Planning' 1995, 'Public Address' 1995, 'Separation and Growth' 1996.