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Plans and disasters
Matt Bate, Andrew Best, Louise Flaherty, Chris Flanagan, Viv Miller
1 - 17 November 2002
modern love pictures
Matt Bate, Bianca Barling, Jim Strickland, Arran Steirman, Katrina Simmons, Mimi Kelly & Clint Woodger
Downtown, 27 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Wild Nature in Contemporary Australian Art and Craft
A survey exhibition of 43 artists
Curator Margot Osborne
JamFactory Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide
21 September 10 November 2002
One of the key works in the 2002 exhibition Queue Here is by Pat Hoffie, an artist long concerned with issues of social justice. A frieze of paintings, lifted from portraits on the web of Australian Federal Members of Parliament, become, as Hoffie says, the horrific scared smiles of those we trusted to speak for us. The artists featured in Queue Here (Pat Hoffie, Peter Latona, Holly Williams, Aseem Pereira, John Vella, Angelina Brazzale, Margaret Baguley, Penny Cain and Paul Gazzola) have all adopted tropes that point to the heart of the problem. If we are dealing with perceptions, then these are a truthful reading of Australias current vision of its own culture.
Good Vibrations: The Legacy of Op Art in Australia
Curated by Zara Stanhope
Heide Museum of Modern Art
5 October - 24 November 2002
Despite its troubled history, Tasmania has managed to offer quiet sanctuary for a remarkable range of peoples, natures and ideas. Much of Tasmanias political muscle has been exercised around environmental issues, backed by world heritage listing. Artists in the Haven exhibition which toured in 2003-4 each chose a biographical subject that dramatised the utopian appeal of Tasmania. Artists included Pip McManus, Geoff Parr, Patrick Collins, Anna Phillips, Jennifer Brook, Penny Carey Wells, John Vella, Helena Psotova and Judith-Rose Thomas. Each of these artists created works as tributes to various historical figures and all contain within them the thin glimmer of hope that beckons the darkened mainland above.
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.
16 October - 16November 2002
Jan Flook, Recycology
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
11 October - 10 November 2002
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.
Australias official culture, the face that government puts on to show the country to the world has changed, and although those changes were set in motion well before the events of 11 September 2001, they are only now beginning to emerge as defining forces. Mendelssohn looks at the role of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as a celebration of Australias diversity and one of the main catalysts for such change. However, there is a darker side to all of this celebratory glory which Mendelssohn has addressed with reference to Australias political climate and the granting of permission to express its collective worst feelings of fear and loathing.
Artlink here prints a slightly abbreviated version of Nikos Papastergiadis essay which was first delivered as a lecture in Finland on 30 September 2001. This essay covers issues surrounding the idea of the other, the enemy, and discusses some of the ramifications of the events of September 11. In november that year it was used as a companion piece to the exhibition Fallout at the Victorian College of the Arts. The Exhibition featured artists Destiny Deacon, Elizabeth Gower, Homi Vesal, Jarrad Kennedy, Justine Khamara amongst others. Nikos Papastergiadis is Deputy Director of the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne.