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Far from being at the forefront of Art History/Theory curricula, Indigenous art is frequently missing or relegated to the margins. Kleinert explores this fact through looking at the results of a recent report by Gregory Leong, Bronwyn Power, Penny Mason and Belinda Wright into the percentage of indigenous art material taught in Australian art schools. Furthermore this text focuses on a few recent initiatives which have attempted to strengthen the content of local art education in Australia.
Published March 2006
Curator: Perdita Phillips
Participating Artists: Begum Basdas (Istanbul), Paulo Bernardino and Maria Manuela Lopes (Lisbon), Viv Corringham (London), Robert Curgenven (Katherine), Lawrence English (Brisbane), Aaron Coates Hull (Wollongong), Minaxi May (Fremantle), Roxane Permar (Shetland Islands), Perdita Phillips (Fremantle), Virve Pulver and Aili Vahtrapuu (Estonia), Ric Spencer (Fremantle), Kieran Stewart (Perth), Dorothee von Rechenberg (Switzerland), and Walter van Rijn (Netherlands)
18 November - 18 December 2005
Moores Building, Fremantle
Grishin looks at the earliest teachings of Australian art history in Australian universities, commencing in the year 1946 with gradually diminishing staff and resources in more recent years. This text further examines some of the pressures against and valued roles of Australian art history in education institutions. Key figures referred to are Sidney Dickinson, Bernard Smith, James Mollison, Wally Caruana, Robyn Maxwell, Bea Maddock and William Morris.
Campbelltown Arts Centre
10 December 5 February 2006
Thomas looks at the role of Australian art history within many of the countries leading undergraduate art courses. Discussed in relation to art museums and globalised art practice. Artists featured in this text are Robert Macpherson, Rover Thomas, Sydney Long, David Hansen, Tommy McCrae, Howard Taylor, Hossein Valamanesh and Tony Tuckson.
Holmes focuses on Ian Burns essay regarding the exhibition Popular Melbourne Landscape Painting Between the Wars to explore the nature of the regional landscape as it is depicted and analysed in Australian art and art theory. Discusses the works of: Penleigh Boyd, W.B. McInnes, Arthur Streeton, Harold Herbert, W.D. Knox, John Rowell, Will Rowell, Kenneth Clark, Stephen Bann, Geoff Parr, Marion Hardman, Max Angus, Olegas Truchanas, Peter Dombrovskis, Hamish Fulton, Mario Merz, Ger van Elk, Jan Dibbets, Richard Long, Mark Boyle, Nikolaus Lang, Raymond Arnold, Bea Maddock, Caspar David Friedrich, David Stephenson, Anne McDonald, Paul Zika, Wally Barda, Virginia Coventry, Adrian Hall, Old Mick Tjakamarra, Max Tjampitjinpa, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Don Tjungurrayi, Dick Pantimatu Tjupurrula, Greg Burgess, Norman Day, Jennifer Hill, Michael Viney, David Keeling, Richard Wastell, Tim Burns, Tim Morrison, Geoff Dyer, Kenny Gregan, Michaye Boulter, Sue Lovegrove, Jan Senbergs, John Caldwell, David Hansen, Lynne Andrews, Leigh Hobba, Philip Wolfhagen, Tim Burns, Martin Walch, Christl Berg, Nick Waterlow, Victoria Hammond, Tim Bonyhady, Margaret Scott, Edward Colless, Heather B Swan, Mary Knight and Peter Timms.
Respected educators, artists and curators took part in a no-holds-barred workshop coordinated by Dr Vivien Johnson on the teaching of Indigenous art at tertiary level. Appropriation of imagery, bicultural education and the delicate balance between serving the market for overseas students and the needs of local and indigenous students were among the issues discussed.
McLean examines the current state of art in Australia as both a positive force and one essentially unAustralian. As he states There may be plenty of interesting artists from Australia but few aspire to make Australian art. McLean looks at the work of artists Tracey Moffatt, Gordon Bennett, John Citizen, Henri Matisse, John Peter Russell, Tony Nathan and John Mawurndjul in an attempt to address some of the issues surrounding the case for unAustralian art.
2005 JamFactory Biennial
19 November 19 February 2006
Book Review: Catherine Speck
Painting Ghosts: Australian Women Artists in Wartime
Craftsman House/Thames & Hudson, 2004
ISBN 1 877004 22 7
HC, 239 pp, 121 illus, rrp AUD $70
Exhibition Review: Convenor Lyndall Jones
School of Creative Media, RMIT
with the Australia Council, Australian Film Commission and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
ACMI, Melbourne, 7 - 9 September 2005