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Findings under wraps
It looks certain that the Myer inquiry into the visual arts and crafts will be definitely be released in September as Rupert Myer has been talking to State and Territory governments about his findings before making them public. The visual arts sector has asked for an increase of $15m across the board.

AbaF gets boost
The Australia Business Arts Foundation received $6.4m over four years in the Federal Budget in May this year. The AbaF promotes partnerships between business and cultural organizations. There are chapters in most states, some more effective than others; on balance the visual arts have not benefited greatly from AbaF efforts to date.

Lunatic
An Australian artist based in London will be the creator of the first work of art to be left on an extra-terrestrial body, if he gets it to the moon before the end of 2003. Stephen Little's artefact bearing the image of an astronaut painted on one side is due to be part of the payload of Trailblazer, the commercial lunar orbiter operated by the Californian company TransOrbital Inc reportedly launching early next year. Damien Hirst is planning to have one of his works, a painted colour chart for technical calibration, sent to Mars aboard the UK's Beagle 2 as part of the Mars Express due to leave in late 2003.

Homeless art removed
Disquiet is a confronting display in the highly visible light boxes which are the gallery at Spencer Street Station Platform 1. It seems public morality may be in danger. Disquiet is a health promotion project developed by young people who are homeless or otherwise at risk, at Bentleigh Bayside Community Health Centre and is funded by VicHealth and coordinated by young artist Doyle.
The young people identified the issues and have participated in the creation of the installation, some of which is crude and disturbing including sexual abuse and violence. There have been protests from the public and raised eyebrows and now one work has been altered and another removed by the authorities. The original installation can be seen at www.platform.org.au the Platform Artists' Group site or ring Ann Polis on 9419 4714 or Doyle on 9347 3121. Platform 1 is funded by the Melbourne City Council.

Shell Collection
As part of its centenary celebration in June this year Shell Australia has given its Contemporary Art Collection to the National Gallery of Victoria. It comprises 48 works including two sculptures and seven indigenous bark paintings. The collection, acquired mainly in the late 1980s, reveals topical themes such as national or personal identity and postmodernity. Artists represented include Philip Hunter, Mandy Martin, Jenny Watson, David Larwill, Jon Campbell, Sally Smart, Stieg Persson, Rosslynd Piggott, John Scurry, Tim Maguire, Peter Atkins and John Beard. The works were originally collected to furnish the new Shell head office in Melbourne in 1987.

Archy-cam
The Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize has just been established by the Art Gallery of NSW as a sister event for the Archibald Prize starting March 2003. The bank has put up $15,000 prize money for the naming rights. The big challenge for the media will be to whip up as much froth about the photographic entries as that churned up by the painting prize. Entry forms available from deborahs@ag.nsw.gov.au from October.

60 years on
The Contemporary Art Centre of SA turned 60 this year. It was founded in 1942 as the Contemporary Art Society by rebel SA artists including Ivor Francis, Dave Dallwitz, Jeffrey Smart and Ruth Tuck and has operated continuously since. There has always been a publication too, at first Ivor's Art Notes, and then later the quarterly free Broadsheet, which is a staple of the SA art world, giving valuable exposure to new and established writers. The CACSA celebrated its great age with an installation by Singapore-Australian Matthew Ngui (see review page XX) which is part of the CACSA's topical current focus on Asian-Australian links.

Perth International Arts Festival
The longest running multi-arts festival in Australia is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2003 with the theme 'Gold'. PIAF acts as an umbrella for the Jazz Festival, the Mandurah Opera Festival and now the Visual Arts Festival curated by ????. Venues are scattered across the State as far as Kalgoorlie and beyond. British artist Antony Gormley has been commissioned to undertake a major work Inside Australia on Lake Ballard, some 90 minutes drive from Kalgoorlie. On this 16 square kilometre saltpan he will install up to 100 carbonised steel figures which will address 'a sense of place and unity among the elements'. The full festival programme will be released in November and copies can be ordered from www.perthfestival.com.au. Runs from January 16 to February 16.

Melbourne Art Fair
MAF2002 will be bigger again this year, 80 galleries (14 from Hong Kong, China, Korea and Taiwan, 1 each from London and New York and several from New Zealand), 3 project rooms, 12 magazines at the wonderful Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, 2 - 6 October. Special event before the Fair is the free Public Lecture by British TV art critic Matthew Collings, at the Melbourne Town Hall on Friday 27 September at 7pm (see p8)

Two Thirds Sky: artists in desert country is a 52 minute documentary by Sean O'Brien and Sophie Jackson about five artists and their views of the desert: Peter Sharp, Jenny Sages, Idris Murphy, Judy Watson and Gloria Petyarre, to be premiered on Masterpiece on SBS, Sunday 22 September.

The Contemporary Asian Art Centre was launched recently in Singapore. The brainchild of Director TK Sabapathy, writer, art historian and researcher, and supported by La Salle University, it will stimulate research for new creative and critical writing on Asian art.

Art Built-in, the Queensland Government's public art program through its Public Art & Young People Project, is funding a group of nine fledging artists (average age 23) to make pieces for the South Bank Parkland running from 15 September – mid November.

Lawson Menzies auction house has opened a new division for International Contemporary and Emerging Art to be managed by Barbara Flynn, a New Yorker based in Sydney. It will appeal to new investors who are gambling on relative unknowns making the big time in a few years' time.

Opportunities
" Mildura Palimpsest #5 deadline for concept proposals has been extended to 27 September 2002. Artists need to pursue appropriate people to work with through their own networks. Collaborations are not limited to environmental science, but may also address social and political issues related to land and water use in the Mallee. Ph (03) 5023 3733 for details.
" 2003 Printmaker in Residence Program Megalo Access Arts, Canberra's Printmaking Workshops. $2,000 stipend, $260 materials and 4 – 6 weeks unlimited access to workshop equipment. $1,500 travel & accomm for artists applying from outside ACT. Applicants selected on previous achievement and proposed program. Application form: www.megalo.org or phone (02) 6249 6086, closing date October 25.
" ART'03 the biennial Art Fair in Perth is scheduled for 16 - 18 May 2003 and will be held for the second time in the Fremantle Passenger Terminal. Galleries and organizations from WA, India, South Africa and Singapore will be invited, both commercial and non-profit, and there are plans for special sculpture commissions. Contact Paola Anselmi on paola1@ozemail.com.au
" Dido Fellowship
WA artist Leon Pericles and his wife Moira have set up a fellowship in memory of Leon's supportive father, Dido. A graduating student in fine arts gets $10,000 and a free house for a year with access to adjacent studios for painting, printmaking and framing, a substantial library and office equipment, where they can practice as well as observe the daily activities of a professional working studio. 2002 fellow is Tennille Baker a textiles/mixed media artist from Curtin University.

Awards
" Cherry Hood won the $35,000 Archibald Prize 2002 for her portrait of a pianist: Simon Tedeschi Unplugged. Angus Nivison won the $15,000 Wynne Prize 2002 with his landscape Remembering rain. Guan Wei got the $10,000 Sulman Prize 2002 with Gazing into deep space no. 9 while Mary Tonkin took the $10,000 Dobell Drawing Prize with Rocky Outcrop, Werribee Gorge 2000.
" David Fairbairn won the $100,000 Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2002 with Red Portrait – Suzanne Archer.
" Benjamin Sewell (NSW) has won the $10,000 non acquisitive Open Award for Excellence in the Annual City of Perth Craft Award with Interior and Julie Blyfied (SA) won the $1000 Open Inquiry Award with Florescence.
" Juundaal Strang-Yettica has won the $5,000 National NAIDOC Art Award with a painting on pages torn from the Bringing Them Home report.
" Benjiman Denham is the winner of the 2002 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship.

Exhibitions to Watch

SOUTH PACIFIC
The Fifth Noumea Biennial put together by the Noumean curator Delphine Ollier includes 15 New Caledonian artists, two from Paris and three from Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji, creating an axis between the South Pacific and France. It will be held at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea 7 August - 30 September 2002. Ollier has made a film about the work in the Biennial, which will be toured across New Caledonia for the benefit of those who cannot travel to Noumea. Contact Erika Michel ph 687 28 33 55, erika.michel@ville-noumea.nc

NSW
The 15th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial with 23 Australian and TSI artists represented, is curated by Queenslander Robyn Daw. Material Witness is foregrounding works which use familiar materials and techniques in unusual ways. Daw says 'I am interested in the power of textiles to engage with the body and not just the brain – how textiles make people want to touch even when they know it is forbidden, or create a space where physical memory is brought to the fore& The works show a diverse range of material and production: from natural objects and fibres to the latest in technical advancements; from labour intensive hand production, to collaborative and industrial production techniques'. Artists include Karin Lettau, David Sequeira, Annabel Collette, Pat Hoffie, Irene Briant and Rosemary O'Rourke who stitches salt between layers of transparent organza fabric and fragments of found lace.
The Biennial tours to seven Australian galleries in 2003 and 2004 showing at its home base at Tamworth City Gallery, Director Brian Langer 02 6755 4459 gallery@tamworth.nsw.gov.au from 21 September – 10 November.
(Louise Weaver Racoon 2000, wool and various threads, photo Kenneth Pleban, courtesy Darren Knight Gallery)
" Sculpture by the Sea continues to expand, this year including not only around 100 artists from around the world in the famous Bondi to Tamarama cliff top sites, but several new elements including a British sculpture section, a show of smaller works Sculpture Inside at the Bondi Pavilion, kids' workshops, commissioned works by invited artists Fiona Hall and Michael Le Grand, and an increase of its acquisitive Sydney Water Sculpture Prize to $20,000. 31 October – 17 November. info@sculpturebythesea.com
" Reporting the World: John Pilger's Great Eyewitness Photographers features 200+ photographs by photojournalists who have worked with Pilger over the last 40 years. Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, to 6 October.
" Pumpuni Jilamara brings together the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of Tiwi art that spans five decades. The Tiwi people live on Bathurst and Melville Islands, 20 minutes flight from Darwin off the north coast of Australia. The show includes a group of six Tutini (Pukumani graveposts) by the young President of Jilamara Arts Pedro Wonaeamirri, purchased in 1999 and demonstrates a strong relationship with Melville Island artists in particular. Art Gallery of NSW: Yiribana Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Gallery until 5 January 2003.
" Simryn Gill Selected Work is from the artist's last decade, including photographic series Dalam and Forest, mixed media series Pooja/Loot, and found and inscribed glass Washed Up. Curated by Wayne Tunnicliffe with illustrated catalogue Art Gallery of NSW, to 22 September.
" Soft Shadows and Sharp Lines and Others are two shows of Australian photography, the first about Pictorialism of the early 20th C, and the second a collection of work by three very different artists Vanila Neto, Alex Kershaw and Harold David, Art Gallery of NSW September – November.
" 40th Fisher's Ghost Art Award, an annual event with various categories including a schools section, is on at the Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery 1 – 23 November.
"Male Domestic shows the creative pursuits of male migrants within the domestic environments of their families and homes, Wollongong City Gallery to 13 October.
" Robert Klippel is a retrospective tribute exhibition to the prolific and much revered sculptor who died in 2001. It comprises 250+ pieces from carvings to his trademark junk assemblages, large and small. Art Gallery of NSW to 13 October..
" John Horbury Hunt: Radical Architect 1838 – 1904 pays tribute to this precursor of modern architecture, innovator and larger than life character, largely forgotten but many of whose major buildings survive. Museum of Sydney to 1 December.
" Call of the Wild comprises works from the late 1990s to the present by Patricia Piccinini, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney to 29 September.
" The Dalí Universe is an international touring show comprising 350+ sculptures, lithographs and etchings by Salvador Dalí from 1930s to 1980. Level 2, Customs House, Sydney 5 September – 10 November 7 days week, bookings Ticketek.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
" Seeing the Centre: the Art of Albert Namatjira 1902 – 1959 is organised by the NGA, curated by Roger Butler and Alison French, and comprises paintings from the early 1930s onwards commemorating the centenary of the birth of the super-talented artist who was so cruelly treated by white Australian authorities. Araluen Arts Centre to 22 September and touring to 4 capital cities to November 2003.

ACT
" Betsabee Romero: On the Freeway installations and photographs by the visiting Mexican artist explores the Latin love of the car even when it is a ruined shell, part of ANU Drill Hall Gallery's program of Latin American art this year, to 22 September
" Paipa (windward) is the new permanent exhibit including material culture of pearling, fishing and cane cutting, at the National Museum of Australia's Gallery of First Australians. It deals with the social, economic and environmental forces on the people of the Torres Strait and their migration to Australia.
" Ecce Homo - Lynda Eldridge explores the human face in relation to various codes, genetic, binary, a screen on which identity is encoded, Canberra School of Art Foyer Gallery 11 – 22 September.
" The Great Masters by Mortimer Menpes comprises 38 copies of famous works by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Rubens etc by the eccentric artist and donated by him to Australia in 1911. National Library of Australia to 7 October
" Tales of the Unexpected: aspects of contemporary Australian art National Gallery of Australia to 22 September

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
" City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award this year comprises the work of 37 artists invited by curator Paola Anselmi. The acquisitive award offers a $10,000 cash prize and is not driven by a theme or restricted by medium or size, held in the lofty central space of the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, just outside Perth, 10 - 21 September.
" Surface & Form International fine wood, part of the Designing Futures International Forum, Craftwest Gallery to September 14
John Morris Fine wood from Queensland, Craftwest Gallery 26 September – 2 November.
" Emiko Suo and Mario Suga: Japanese Jewellery Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, 9 - 27 October.
" Shell Print Award Annual national event at Fremantle Arts Centre to 6 October.
" Artist in Residence: Pearl Rasmussen PICA, textiles fashion and photography, to 17 September.
" Helen Geier Artist in Residence one of the Art Angels artists (see p 15)Church Gallery, Claremont to October.

QUEENSLAND
" Asia Pacific Triennial 2002 has chosen this time to look in some detail at the work of fourteen senior artists from the region who have been active from the 1960s, plus five emerging stars. The influence of the moving image, performance and issues around globalisation are reflected to some degree in the selection. Curators are all in-house QAG: Doug Hall, Suhanya Raffel, Rhana Devonport, Anne Kirker and Julie Ewington. Queensland Art Gallery 12 September – 27 January.
" Reclamation by Julie Wilson-Foster explores the perceptions and values society places on discarded everyday objects by using them to create new artworks made from an assortment of recyclable materials including plastic milk cartons and PET bottles. Cairns Regional Gallery 23 August – 29 September
"Otherworlds: Images of Fantasy and Fiction explores the mystery of imagined worlds, through aspects of fantasy and surrealist imagery and is specifically youth-targeted with drawing, collage, video, photography, painting and assemblage from artists including Brett Whitely, Rick Amor, Yves Tanguy and James Cunningham, 24 August – 29 September. A Queensland Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition. Cairns Regional Gallery
"Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture established, mid-career and emerging female sculptors including Bronwyn Oliver, Sarah Robson, Marea Gazzard, Donna Marcus, Krista Berga, Lucky Kngwarreye and Hilarie Mais 13 September – 3 November, Cairns Regional Gallery and touring.

VICTORIA
" Slow Release: Recent photography in New Zealand curated by Zara Stanhope, recent innovative work by artists Fiona Amundsen, Gavin Hipkins, Anne Noble, Fiona Pardington, Peter Peryer, Ann Shelton, and Yvonne Todd some of whom have exhibited extensively in Australasia and internationally and some of whom are less known. Heide Museum of Modern Art 10 August – 22 September 2002.
" Leisureland, photographs of theme parks, rock climbing gyms etc by Anne Zahalka show our obsession with sport and spectacle. 6 September – 20 October; Christopher Langton is an installation of some of the artist's recent pop-oriented large scale plastic and electronic pieces in the gallery and the surrounds, to 20 October. Monash Gallery of Art.
" Robert Jacks Drawing Prize 2002, will be on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery 14 September – 27 October. The $5000 first prize will be announced on 21 September.
" Geelong Contemporary Art Prize 2002, the annual acquisitive $25,000 prize, Geelong Art Gallery 7 September – 3 November.
" Rivers + Rocks: Arthur Boyd and Brett Whiteley 50 paintings, drawings and prints of riverine landscape subjects, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 24 September – 27 October and touring.
" Rick Amor: The sea, paintings and drawings from the 1980s to the present, curated by Rodney James for Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 24 September – 27 October.
" Sue Lovegrove, paintings (24 September – 1 October) and Trinh Vu, paintings, (19 October – 14 November) at Christine Abrahams Gallery, Gipps St, Richmond.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
" Gloss is an innovative and ambitious Australia-Japan exhibition and magazine project curated by Itaru Hirano, Larissa Hjorth and Eri Otomo through the CCP in Melbourne. It uses the mobile fusion culture of the glossy magazine to initiate new ways of thinking about art and hopes to generate new collaborative work from artists internationally, at the Contemporary Art Centre of SA, 15 November - 8 December.
" Arid Arcadia: Art of the Flinders Ranges curated from the collection, Hans Heysen through to Nikolaus Lang, to mark the Year of the Outback, Art Gallery of SA to November.
" Stella Bowen: Art, Love & War the first retrospective for the Australian expatriate in Britain, 72 works including from her time as a war artist working for the Australian High Commission in London in 1943-4. Art Gallery of SA to 29 September.

NEW ZEALAND
" New Zealand Photographers Abroad comprises 60 images selected from assignments by eight NZ documentary photographers who were sent by Volunteer Services Abroad to South Africa, Tanzania, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Samoa, Bhutan, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, giving a glimpse of realities that are part of the daily lives of the communities in these countries. City Gallery Wellington to 6 October 2002

Conferences
" Time_Place_Space 1 is s series of training forums involving 20 artists working in hybrid performance practice and a group of guest speakers, curated by Sarah Miller (PICA) Julianne Pierce (ANAT) and Fiona Winning (Performance Space) at Charles Sturt University 15 – 29 Sept
" Reminder that Groundswell, Regional Arts National Conference is on from 10 – 13 October in Albury Wodonga. Updated program (02) 9247 8577 or at www.regionalartsnsw.com.au/groundswell
" Designing Futures forum
Global innovators, artists and designers working across the creative industries met in Perth in August to explore strategies for a sustainable timber industry. The initiative came from Craftwest in partnership with Wesfarmers Arts and a group of public and private enterprises. It was organised as a response to the dramatic changes occasioned by the cessation of logging in old growth forests in Western Australia and the need to develop new strategies for the industry. www.designingfutures.com.au will keep interested persons up to date on results of the conference.

Australian Art Overseas
" Alasdair Foster, Director of the ACP in Sydney was a contributing selector for an influential new book BLINK showing the work of 100 rising stars in the world of photography selected by 10 internationally recognised curators. Each artist gets two double page spreads. He chose 4 from Australian and 6 from overseas, Phaidon 2002, 448pp RRP $120 www.phaidon
" Fire-Works Gallery in Brisbane now has an international arm. Since late 2001 the enterprising director Michael Eather with the Campfire Group have been developing partnerships with the art community in Vienna including Theresa Egger, an administrator and Dr Wolfgang Lichtl, a collector, to set up and run a new space dedicated to Aboriginal art and Australia - KUKO Dreaming; Aboriginal Art Station Vienna. The opening of KUKO in June 2002 was preceded by an exhibition organised by Eather at Sammlung Essl, a private museum, running over four months in the summer of 2001 and attended by over 50,000 people. Dreamings comprised 80 works and was the subject of a TV documentary. The overwhelming response, with a large catalogue run sold out, prompted Eather to put on a selling exhibition and education seminar on Aboriginal art which attracted the attention of Egger and her arts network of galleries and studios in a provincial centre. Cultural exchange is part of the brief of KUKO which will run solo exhibitions of living artists showing new work, the first being Michael Nelson Jagamarra. Eather and his team aim to help Europeans to understand the dynamics of contemporary practice as opposed to ethnography.
" A team in WA has put together a show of work by WA artists including new media artists as well as painters and sculptors for the Shanghai International Arts Festival in November 2002. Connection Visual II will be shown at the College of Fine Art, Shanghai University and will also be badged within the Australian Culture Week program organised by DFAT, in celebration of 30 years of commerce and trade between Australia and China. It will tour to the city of Hangzhou in December. Coordinator is Joy Scott and Michael O'Ferrall the curator.

Real Estate
Three new galleries opened in Perth in June.
" Silver Room Art Gallery opened in the old Caledonian Hall opposite the Fremantle Arts Centre with an exhibition by Kate Elsey, Michael Knight, Christopher Sanders and Richard Easterbrook. The director is Michael O'Meara.
" The defunct Verge has emerged as KURB the verge inc at 452 William Street, Northbridge just along from its previous home. This group had in the past some interesting and experimental works. www.thevergeinc.org
" the bread box is at 233 James Street, a former patisserie, as the first stage of a multi artform venue and the home of the October Artrage Festival. The first exhibition Extracts x 3 was curated by the new Artrage director Marcus Canning. It featured the work of Karl-Peter Gottschalk, Alin Huma and Tony Nathan.
" SpECtrUm is a new space one of whose main imperatives is to give voice to the cultures of minorities in Perth. A converted 2-storey factory in Northbridge with a huge 24-hour video billboard above and big windows onto Beaufort St, it is the brainchild of new Head of visual arts program at Edith Cowan University Domenico de Clario. Upstairs has a flat for visiting artists and below are three gallery spaces for a series of shows, installations and performances. It is conceived of as a laboratory in which the dominant culture will be challenged and will include experimental theatre, symposiums and new music. SpECtrUm will be used by students and staff of ECU as well as collaborating with other institutions such as the multicultural arts centre Kulcha and IASKA at Kellerberin in the wheatbelt. Enquiries to d.declario@ecu.edu.au or ph 08 9370 6495.
" The National Gallery of Victoria has left its temporary home on Russell St and is preparing for the opening of the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 'later this year'. It will be the new home of Australian art where works from the Gallery's 20,000-strong Australian collection will be displayed.
" The Tate Modern in June recorded its 10 millionth visitor since opening in May 2000, averaging around 13,000 per day, greatly exceeding estimates. It is now so crowded in the summer that the art experience is a little tarnished. Despite the congestion the Tate is the first off the block with a new kind of audio tour, which uses a hand-held interactive device (iPAQ 3800 series, from HP) equipped with global positioning software which detects which work of art visitors are looking at, provides the relevant commentary, plus allows them to search for further information, eg interviews with artists.
" The dramatic new building of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art will open in October in time for the Melbourne Festival with an international show The History of Happiness and the first in a series of new Australian commissions by ACCA. Susan Norrie's new work Undertow in which the walls of ACCA will resonate with bubbling mud pools and clouds explores a world in environmental turmoil. www.artnow.org.au
" The Adelaide Central Gallery will cease operations from the end of 2002 until further notice while its umbrella body the Adelaide Central School of Art restructures its teaching and studio spaces.

People
Katrina Sedgwick is the Director of the inaugural Adelaide International Film Festival to be held 28 February – 7 March 2003. Adele Hann is a key member of the artistic team, and Producer is the company Arts Projects Australia headed by Ian Scobie.
Robert Heather previously director of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland is the new Director of Artspace Mackay, the shire council's gallery.
Juliana Engberg, currently curator of the Melbourne Festival Visual Arts Programs for 2002 and 2003, and with a string of credits nationally and internationally, has been appointed Artistic Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in its new home at Southbank, Melbourne.
Kay Campbell is the new Executive Director of the ACCA complex. She has worked in the UK for the past 8 years in senior arts administrative posts in Cardiff and Bristol.
Margaret Moore is the Perth-based WA representative of Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney. She is a former Curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and an independent collections adviser.
Alice-Ann Boylan, until recently Director of the Judith Wright Centre is the inaugural director of the Museum of Brisbane.

Books
" Horizon: Greg Johns Sculptures 1977 – 2002 by John Neylon documents and analyses the genesis and production of the artist's large scale and monumental public art works in steel. As many of these are overseas the documentation will be especially valuable. Generously illustrated, Macmillan Publishers Australia RRP $77, ph (03) 9825 1099.
" Points ofVIEW is a book of essays exploring 50 works from the first decade of the University of Technology Sydney's Art Collection of painting, sculpture, prints and photography, ph Tania Creighton (02) 9514 1652 for details.
"Kay Lawrence is a new monograph from Telos Press on the work of this South Australian textile artist; details from books@foliofoliage.com.au
" Nick Mount: Incandescence by Margot Osborne on the well known glass artist is published by Wakefield Press to complement the SALA Festival 2002, RRP $39.95 paperback, $80 hardback limited ed. Ph (08) 8362 8800.

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