Published 01 September 2005
Published 01 June 2020
Those who come to know Melbourne's western suburbs find many treasures in the region's history, heritage, environment and contemporary culture.
How much marketability is immanent in the artist's cultural background is a matter of delicate negotiation between dealer and client. Just now, it may appear to some artists an unfortunate fact that for them, Aboriginality is not an option.
Published June 1991
Does anyone have their right to represent stories and cultural background not their own? Does anyone have the responsibility to do so? No, I don't think so.....
Exhibition Review: An Art and Working Life Project
Hosted by the Working Women's Centre Prospect Gallery
Questions of memory, history and identity in the work of Leandro Salomone.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs talks for Artlink with James Mollison, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria March 1991.
Ehibition Review: Galerie Dusseldorf
Douglas Chambers and The Glick International Collection
Held February - March 1991
It is fair to say that the development of multicultural arts and the recognition of cultural diversity in Queensland is still in its early stages. Photos (6) of an event at the Cafe Folkloric.
A multi media installation by Dennis Del Favero.
Looks at the art practice of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, born in 1937 at Ngukurr in the Northern Territory. Good colour photos of the artist and some works.
...Underlying this linguistic fertility is a migrant intuition of the relativity of language, of the lightness and mutability of its phonology, inflections and syntax. Less portentously there is no migrant to this country who has not experienced those punning co-incidences, echoic repetitions, mutual misunderstandings and mishearings which are the basis of my scripts. It may be no accident that in 1992 Australian voices evoke first contact with the New World.
Written with Joseph Eisenberg. The National Association for the Visual Arts [NAVA] is currently sponsoring a project on 'Multiculturalism and the immigrant artist in Australian visual culture'. Part of the study focuses on the role of public galleries in appreciating, exhibiting, and acquiring the work of Australian artists from non- English speaking backgrounds [NESB].
Exhibition Review: Paula Hart, Paul O'Connor, Sarah Toohey and friends Crafts Council Gallery
Perth Western Australia
February - March 1991