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Written with Cassandra Cavanaugh with graphs illustrating participation of women in the various sectors of the visual arts.
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.
Published September 1992
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.
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....
Interview format with Dr Poshyananda One of Four views on the exchange. See also the articles by Vivienne Binns, Ian Howard and Adrian Jones in this issue of Artlink.
Exhibition review Life Boat: Carvings by Catherine Truman
Jam Factory Gallery
10 July - 9 August 1992
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.
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.
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.)
Exhibition review Chantal Delrue: Recent Works
Dick Bett Gallery
February - March 1992
Response to the article by Peter Anderson in this issue of Artlink examining arts industry rhetoric and policy objectives.
Exhibition review 42 Degrees South and 175 Degrees East
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
16 June - 1 August 2000
Clear discussion of the issues facing stage and set designers in the visual arts world.