Published 01 December 2019
Re-evaluation of the current position of artworks from Papua New Guinea looking particularly at sculpture.
Review of new series of critical monographs
Edited by Christopher Allen
Australian Artists Series
Oliver Freeman Editions 1992
Published June 1993
Conference review Pacific Arts Association
5th International Symposium
University of South Australia
Aboriginal and Torres Strait and Pacific Islander Visual Arts Week - Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Centre
12 -17 April 1993
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
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!
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.
...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.
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.
Extensive examination of the women's ground painting created at Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural Centre) for the Adelaide Festival in 1990.
Looks at three locations Grizedale Forest (UK) Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK) Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller of Otterlo (Netherlands) where one can experience sculpture within the landscape.
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)
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.