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Published 01 September 2016
Wayne Barrow provides a humorous dialogue between himself and two of his mates Boney and Dazza, the three of them on their way back to Sydney after a week of concreting. This article raises issues surrounding the problems with the construction of the Pacific Highway, the governments policies on mandatory detention and the shocking state of take away food along the way.
Published March 2003
The element of denial ingrained in Australian society provides the basis for much of Pat Hoffies work. The popularly constructed myths, histories and relationships that reinforce Australian society involve a certain amount of self-delusion, and Hoffie uses her work to amplify this fact. This article explores some of the political and humanitarian issues at the core of Hoffies artistic practice, with specific reference to the children overboard incident and Australias role in the war against terror.
Good Vibrations: The Legacy of Op Art in Australia
Curated by Zara Stanhope
Heide Museum of Modern Art
5 October - 24 November 2002
Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane
29 November 24 December 2002
Published 01 March 2003
Viet Name Voices was a unique exhibition, striving to give all major groups of participants the opportunity to be heard impartially, often in direct opposition to each other. The voice that is most passionate in this exhibition is that of the Viet Name veterans, who are speaking out after twenty-five years of silence. The issues raised by the unjust treatment of the veterans on their return to Australia are vividly addressed through their artworks, including the legacy of chemical defoliants such as Agent Orange, their betrayal by the Australian government, the mass medias complicity in wartime propaganda, and the enduring and unfulfilled need to honour and remember the dead.
Value Added Goods: Essays on Contemporary Photography, Art & Ideas edited by Stuart Koop, Melbourne 2002, Centre for Contemporary Photography) ISBN 9780957748828
Contributors: Annamarie Jagose, Helen Grace, Catriona Moore, Rex Butler and Keith Broadfoot, Chris McCauliffe, Adrian Martin, Vivien Johnson, Paul Carter, Douglas Kahn, Catherine Lumby, Elizabeth Grosz, Peter Kemp, Edward Colless, Brian Massumi, William D. Routt, Geoffrey Batchen, Ross Gibson, Judy Annear, Scott McQuire.
Narrative, Sweet Narrative
Bett Gallery, Hobart
Lendon takes up the idea of cross-cultural interpretation and exchange as exemplified through the symbolism imbued in a traditional 'Afghan war rug', an item which was part of the exhibition 'The Rugs of War' held in June 2003. Through deconstructing the seemingly violent and barbaric visual imagery, Lendon is posing some important questions regarding the role of traditional artefacts and the valuing of such hand made craft once it has reached its destination in the west.
16 October - 16November 2002
Contemporary performance often seems bent on escaping the theatrical frame, eroding the boundaries, and making problematic the relationship between theatre and reality. In Terrorist Training School, the Perth-based performance group PVI abandoned traditional theatrical space altogether, opting for tour buses and trams. Wilson here sets the scene for the 2002 performance and discusses the performative and prescriptive aspects of both the theatrical and real life terrorist attacks taking place in all parts of the contemporary world.
Mammad Aidani was born in the port city of Khorramshar in South-West of Iran and later born into the English language and the complexities of the Australian environment in 1982. He here writes about his ongoing struggles since fleeing his country during the Shahs regime when the war between Iran and Iraq ultimately led to the loss of his family and friends. He speaks out about the current political and humanitarian agenda in Australia and the role of creativity in providing rich human emotions as noble causes to unite people.