Colour images of the work of Ruby Abbott, Lucky Kwangarre, Patricia Tonelli, Perdita Phillips, Sharyn Dawson, Stephen Naylor and Fiona Haasz.
"We are walking along, sister, singing and making country with the point of our digging sticks. What is that sister? A mangrove shell. We must put it within the mouth of this mat and hide it, making it sacred...Indeed it is sacred to us. Explores the importance of the mangroves to the indigenous people in northern Australia and the links to the Dreaming and their artistic representations."
Published March 1995
Story 1: A story about land owners and nomads. Story 2: Never terra nullius. Story 3: Genetic imperialism. Story 4: The politicization of hunger. Story 5: Kunde and the perception of order.
New Caledonia has become the first Pacific nation to hold a Biennale of Contemporary Visual Art. Lucienne Fontannaz travelled to Noumea to interview artist Rene Boutin and discovered an artist who takes more than the gallery and his studio as his milieu.
Agriculture and culture go back a long way. The fact that they actually meet and marry in the word 'cultivation' makes this clear....when it comes to direct experience, city and country are more distinct in Australia than in many countries.
Exhibition review Other Refuge Have I None
New Land Gallery
16 November - 30 December 1994
Exhibition review Four Point Bearing: Simon Barley, Paul Hay, Ian Parry and James Smeaton
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
26 December 1994 - 25 February 1995
Artist's journal by Paul Hay
Cannibis Sativa as a drug, as uses of hemp - textiles, fabric and paper - as building materials, as oils food and protein, for medical and therapeutic applications, biomass energy... so why is there a prohibition?
The artist grew up in Baguio, which looks to be quite close to Ifugao on the map, and although I was taught that the rice terraces of this region of the Philippines were the eighth wonder of the world it was many years before he was able to see them.
"I used to think there was no link between farming and art...well, most art reflects the environment in which it is produced and the artist who produces it..."
Looks at the recent work of John Wolseley and Victor Majzner.
The Halifax EcoCity Project is not just the seed for a future ecological Adelaide; it is the embodiment of a new paradigm that is sweeping the planet.
Exhibition review High Fibre Diet
Fremantle Arts Centre
29 October - 4 December 1994