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Extensive examination of the women's ground painting created at Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural Centre) for the Adelaide Festival in 1990.
With commissions over the past year at Southgate, the Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Swanston Walk and others, Melbourne's image is undergoing change. Renowned for its Victorian buildings and innumerable memorial sculptures of kings, queens, politicians and military leaders, Melbourne is now seeing contemporary sculpture in unexpected places. (Ken Scarlett)
Published June 1993
Exhibition review Possible Clouds: Bronwyn Platten and Cecelia Clarke Experimental Art Foundation
Adelaide South Australia
12 February - 14 March 1993
Sculpture is not like painting because it is not flat and does not raise the question of mimesis in the same way. A theory of sculpture must therefore be, somewhere at its deep foundations, different from a theory of painting. Not just a bit different: a lot different.
Does each country, race and cultural group have a particular sense of humour? And if so, is it possible to define their specific characteristics?
Exhibition review Location: Contemporary photo-based work from Australia University of South Australia Art Museum
4-27 March 1993
This article is about sculpture in Western Australia and how efforts have been made in the recent past to establish the nature of its practice and the identity of its practitioners.
Tony Bond, artistic director of the recent Sydney Biennale suggests that since the staging of the first Biennale in 1973 sculpture and other three dimensional art have been actively promoted in Sydney.
Exhibition Review The Advantage of Isolation
Festival of Perth Artplace
Claremont Western Australia
28 January - 6 March 1993
and at the Blaxland Gallery
Sydney New South Wales
11 February - 7 March 1993
Book Review Craft in Society: An Anthology of Perspectives Noris Ioannou (ed.)
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1992
312 pp, RRP $24.95
This special issue does not attempt to be a national survey of sculpture. It has focussed on various centres and given others less attention, partly to balance previous material in earlier issues of Artlink of which the following are notes by way of summary.
Gomboc Gallery and Sculpture Park is an inspiring example of vision and dedication to an artform within the private enterprise system.
Looks at the 5 year sculpture development program at the Gasworks 3.46 hectares of open space in Melbourne - close to the city, accessible with strong community focus and an emphasis on contemporary art.