Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Response to the article by Peter Anderson in this issue of Artlink examining arts industry rhetoric and policy objectives.
Critically examines the 11th manifestation of the international art fair ARCO in Madrid. Photographs of the art fair included in the article.
Published September 1992
Exhibition review Bronwyn Oliver
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide, South Australia
29 May - 18 July 1992
This paper is almost all stories. Each one is part of much larger ones about cultures changing and moving to occupy the same geographies. We can speak of the conflicts and possibilities that seem to ignite by spontaneous combustion in these sites. But there is a series of sites from which I wish to speak: spaces of crisis that seem to lie within my person. B/w photographs of ritual and shrine.
The notion of the arts as an industry dates in Australia from about 10 years ago with the beginnings of statistical data measuring the economic impact of artistic activity. ... (Response to this article by Anna Ward, Director of the National Association of Visual Arts also in this issue of Artlink.)
The theme in this article is that the recession will have significant implications for the arts community. The argument is that the recession is not just a temporary phenomenon, related to a decline in demand, but is the product of weaknesses in the Australian economy and of the peculiar nature of economic growth in the 1980s....
Looks at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Circular Quay in Sydney and the issue of economics.
Looks at the artist in residence program for Thancoupie at the Hamley Bridge Primary School South Australia in May 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 42 Degrees South and 175 Degrees East
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
16 June - 1 August 2000
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.
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.
Just recently I was giving a lecture to a large group of arts people when a person in the audience had a go at me for talking about the economy of the arts and not about art. I, too, am very conscious of the intellectual dilemma in this regard.