Published 25 August 2021
Response to the article by Peter Anderson in this issue of Artlink examining arts industry rhetoric and policy objectives.
In thinking about the repercussions of the recession for artists and galleries, I am worried that our dismay at the present hardship and heartbreak may blind us to the fundamental recession related changes to the artist-gallery system which tend to the detriment of artists and forever endanger the quality and excitement of the Australian art scene.
Published September 1992
Book review The Money and the Means: Grants, Scholarships and Opportunities for Professional Development
Art Museums Association of Australia 1992
A response to the article by Nelson English in this issue of Artlink Volume 12 no 3.
The arts community of Australia has weathered the recession extremely well. While shopkeepers are shutting their doors, factories are shedding their workers, and the average Australian contemplates life in the same house for the next five years, the average artist continues on pretty much as always.
Critically examines the 11th manifestation of the international art fair ARCO in Madrid. Photographs of the art fair included in the article.
Exhibition review Chantal Delrue: Recent Works
Dick Bett Gallery
February - March 1992
Looks at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Circular Quay in Sydney and the issue of economics.
Written with Cassandra Cavanaugh with graphs illustrating participation of women in the various sectors of the visual arts.
In Englishwe use the word 'country' in two main senses: to refer to nation states, and to speak about rural lands beyond the big cities and their suburbs. In Australia there is historically a third zone out past the country; the now quickly shrinking Outback.
Exhibition review Life Boat: Carvings by Catherine Truman
Jam Factory Gallery
10 July - 9 August 1992
No matter what we say about furniture, it seems to have been said before. Small wonder that painting and installation attracts our writers more than furniture, when discourse about tables and chairs is confined to the rehearsal of so many grim platitudes. But if banality beleaguers the objects themselves, it is still more oppressively unavoidable in discussion of the unfortunate Australian industries of furniture design and manufacture.
Exhibition review Backyards Exhibition
21 June - 12 July 1992