Published 01 June 2020
Illustration of her current art practice. Includes images of her work 'The Boys in the Band' from 1989.
With the exception of some programming on SBS and the ABC, artists receive very little exposure on television. The limitations of television, the need to maintain a wide audience reach, the difficult question of what is 'good art' in a televisual sense, all may help to explain the absence of living artists from this, the most powerful of all media.
Published June 1991
Exhibition Review: An Art and Working Life Project
Hosted by the Working Women's Centre Prospect Gallery
Those who come to know Melbourne's western suburbs find many treasures in the region's history, heritage, environment and contemporary culture.
The Australian National Gallery's library has just completed a project which documented ethnic and immigrant objects in about 750 photographs. The bulk of these photographs show textile and ceramic craft brought with immigrants to Australia or made in Australia following traditional methods and designs. Nearly 20 ethnic groups from Europe, the Middle East and Asia are represented. Photos of textiles included.
It is evident we are trying to redress an imbalance in the cultural representation of our heritage and arts.
Tang Qizhong is a painter and Fine Arts educator from China. He writes about his art practice and the relationship between art practices and institutions in China and Australia.
An exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art 'Aboriginal Art and Spirituality' opened at the High Court of Australia in 1991. The exhibition to tour after its opening in Canberra.....All of the works in the exhibition speak quite overtly about the highly problematic intervention of the missions, the politics of racism and the way in which Aboriginal spirituality will always remain linked to the land.
A great deal of agonising has gone on since the 1988 Bicentenary about the nature of Australian identity and therefore the nature of our distinctive culture.
A very personal view. And finally there is a need for us to allow art and artists to develop from their own roots, regardless of their country or culture of origin.
Looks at workshops organised by PACIN - the Philippines-Australia Cultural Interaction Network for Asian and Pacific communities in Sydney.
Colonial Ghettoes: the possibilities and limitations of new identity as vision.
Zofrea wrote "I want my work to sing forever."