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Anna Schwartz Gallery
Melbourne International Arts Festival
8 - 22 October 2005
Published March 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
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.
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 need of local and indigenous students were among the issues discussed.
Gloria Novi Saeculi (Glory of the New Century), Genia Chef
Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
7 October - 5 November 2005
Marshs article is largely in response to Bernard Smiths article In Defence of Art History (I&II) published in Art Monthly 2000. Smiths essays were part of a larger debate between art historians and those aligning themselves with either the new art history, or postmodern methodologies associated with cultural studies or virtual culture. Marsh refers to the works of key figures such as Rosalind Krauss, Hal Foster, Peter Greenaway, David Lynch, Caravaggio, Lyndal Walker, David Rosetzky, Versacci, Clement Greenberg, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Thomas Crow and Marcel Proust.
This text looks at two key paintings by Melbourne magic realist artist Julia Ciccarone, which come from a 1996 show at the Robert Lindsay Gallery called Fictitious Voyages. These works are illustrations of the text A New Discovery of Terra Australis, or, The Great Southern Land, originally published in 1676 by one Gabriel de Foigny. These images are deconstructed in relation to past and present histories and what Butler believes are two major attitudes concerning the way things are seen and valued. Other artists here referred to include Gordon Bennett, Colin McCahon, Mondrian, Michael Stevenson, Scott Redford and Mikala Dwyer.
Plots from the Left
A series of installations based on the notion of collecting and collections
Penny Malone and Shaz Harrison-Williams
Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah, Tasmania
1 - 14 December 2005
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.
This text presents thoughts on the near-death state of the public presentation of historical Australian art and art history missing in action in the history wars? Key figures discussed are Eugene von Guerard, Louis Buvelot, Judith Brett, John Howard, Desmond and Bettina MacCaulay, Frederick McCubbin, Ken Gelder and Jane Jacobs. Links to Your Gallery and My Virtual Gallery are provided. http://abc.net.au/rn/arts/deepend/features/gallery/gallery2005/gallery/default.htm
Adam Costenoble: The Chamber
17 - 27 November, 2005
Pelt Gallery, Sydney
University Art Museum
University of Queensland, Brisbane
26 November 2005 - 5 February 2006