Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Written with Cassandra Cavanaugh with graphs illustrating participation of women in the various sectors of the visual arts.
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 Identities: A Critical Study of the Work of Mike Parr
University of Western Australia Press
Looks at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Circular Quay in Sydney and the issue of economics.
Exhibition review Chantal Delrue: Recent Works
Dick Bett Gallery
February - March 1992
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.
Clear discussion of the issues facing stage and set designers in the visual arts world.
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 Life Boat: Carvings by Catherine Truman
Jam Factory Gallery
10 July - 9 August 1992
Exhibition review Suzanne Treister
Post West Gallery
22 - 31 May 1992
Exhibition review Do Something with a Blunstone
Exhibition review Blink
Contemporary Art Centre
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....