Published 01 September 2005
Published 01 June 2020
Re-evaluation of the current position of artworks from Papua New Guinea looking particularly at sculpture.
Exhibition review Possible Clouds: Bronwyn Platten and Cecelia Clarke Experimental Art Foundation
Adelaide South Australia
12 February - 14 March 1993
Published June 1993
...It was therefore inevitable that by 1975 Tom McCullough's Mildura Sculpturescape would attract an increasing number of artists doing installation, process, earth and other forms of art that emerged when sculpture, as it were, left the pedestal, moved around the room and went outside.
Exhibition Review To the Surface - Contemporary Landscape Plimsoll Gallery
Centre for the Arts Hobart Tasmania
10 - 24 January 1993
Curator Ray Arnold
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.
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?
Written with Vincent Megaw Visual Arts Exhibitions and the Fifth Pacific Arts Association Symposium Great colour photos of works by indigenous Australians.
You could say that much of the most interesting and demanding artwork being done today is being done by women....There are many new languages in the work of contemporary women sculptors. Important overview of the Mildura Sculpture Triennials in terms of women's representation. Great photos!
It is a brief sober guide to certain spatial (and therefore sculptural) behaviours as initially identified and described by Bronte Edwards, Commander in Chief of the Art Army.
Examination of the role of dance masks in Papua New Guinea culture. The author was in the area to invite 2 Sulka men to Adelaide to dance hemlaut and susu masks at the Pacific Arts Symposium in April 1993. Coloured photos of the dance masks.
1993 is the 20th annniversary of Sculpturscape '73 an outdoor exhibition that happened in Mildura, a small city on the Victorian side of the Murray River, distant from the state capitals of eastern Australia.
Minimalism is still misunderstood, not only because its manifestations are so various as to strain the word's usefulness as a blanket term, but more importantly because it stood at the confused fissure between modernism and post-modernism; from this stems the lively contradictory implications of Richard Dunn's art practice.