Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Clear discussion of the issues facing stage and set designers in the visual arts world.
Exhibition review Life Boat: Carvings by Catherine Truman
Jam Factory Gallery
10 July - 9 August 1992
Published September 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.
Exhibition review Do Something with a Blunstone
Looks at the artist in residence program for Thancoupie at the Hamley Bridge Primary School South Australia in May 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.
Exhibition review Backyards Exhibition
21 June - 12 July 1992
The most important questions that arose from ARX3 related to the issue of legitimacy of interest. Four views on the exchange See also the articles by Vivienne Binns, Anne Kirker and Adrian Jones in this issue of Artlink.
Book review Identities: A Critical Study of the Work of Mike Parr
University of Western Australia Press
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 Bronwyn Oliver
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide, South Australia
29 May - 18 July 1992
Book review The Money and the Means: Grants, Scholarships and Opportunities for Professional Development
Art Museums Association of Australia 1992
Book review Art Connections
Jenny Aland and Max Darby
Heinemann, Melbourne 1991