Published 01 March 2019
Published 01 December 2018
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.
Published September 1992
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.
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.
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).
Exhibition review Life Boat: Carvings by Catherine Truman
Jam Factory Gallery
10 July - 9 August 1992
Artist's regional exchange (ARX). Events such as ARX in Perth are rare and potentially of such value for me that, although not a participating artist this time, I was determined to travel from the east to attend. Four views on the exchange See also the articles by Ian Howard, Anne Kirker and Adrian Jones in this issue of Artlink.
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.
Written with Cassandra Cavanaugh with graphs illustrating participation of women in the various sectors of the visual arts.
A response to the article by Nelson English in this issue of Artlink Volume 12 no 3.
Exhibition review Bronwyn Oliver
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide, South Australia
29 May - 18 July 1992
Exhibition review Do Something with a Blunstone
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.