Published April 2021
Response to the article by Peter Anderson in this issue of Artlink examining arts industry rhetoric and policy objectives.
Clear discussion of the issues facing stage and set designers in the visual arts world.
Published September 1992
Book review The Money and the Means: Grants, Scholarships and Opportunities for Professional Development
Art Museums Association of Australia 1992
Exhibition review Backyards Exhibition
21 June - 12 July 1992
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.
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.
Critically examines the 11th manifestation of the international art fair ARCO in Madrid. Photographs of the art fair included in the article.
I am often asked where I originally come from. And, if I am in a wicked mood, I will try to embarass the questioner with some non-answer. A persistent enquirer will ignore the flippancy and further qualify their question by rephrasing the terminology to ask whether I was born in Australia (which incidentally, was the form the question was usually couched in up to the 1980s when issues of multiculturalism introduced a so-called obscure politeness.
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.
It's not easy to make a conference look sexy - especially when it's about regional galleries. But the team at the five year old Regional Galleries Association of Queensland managed just that in the late winter sunshine of Cairns last year.
Written by the co-ordinator of the past three ARX events which have taken place in Perth Western Australia. Four views on the exchange See also the articles by Vivienne Binns, Anne Kirker and Ian Howard in this issue of Artlink.
Our sports stars are successful because they are not burdened by funding programs which dribble a meagre supply to an army of unknown novices....the arts need radical strategies to help them survive the recession and achieve greater audience participation. (this article is responded to by Norm Austin, the Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of NSW).