Colour images of the work of Ruby Abbott, Lucky Kwangarre, Patricia Tonelli, Perdita Phillips, Sharyn Dawson, Stephen Naylor and Fiona Haasz.
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
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.
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.
The cultural biography of plants provides an extremely fertile field for artists to explore. It also encourages artists, and viewers, to explore the interface between cultures and between culture and agriculture.
Exhibition review 600,000 Hours (mortality) exhibitions
Experimental Art Foundation
Adelaide South Australia
15 September - 4 December 1994
To entitle an exhibition 'Garden of Earthly Delights' is to invite comparison with mediaeval Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch. Fiona Hall's exhibition of this name was toured in 1994 by the National Gallery of Australia.
The daily experience of tending a tract of land in South Australia's south east is the raw material of the art of artist farmer James Darling. 'Define the Country' a major exhibition at the Riddoch Gallery in Mount Gambier of huge images, paintings, videos and installations challenges the way we look at this country. Extracts from the artist's diaries offer a glimpse into the business of making sense of life on the land. Large format (fold out) images in the article.
"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..."
Exhibition review Passionate Habits
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
11 November - 4 December 1994
Exhibition review Lifeworks: Aboriginal women photographed in action and at work by Aboriginal women photographers
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Adelaide South Australia
7 October - 4 December 1994
Exhibition review Other Refuge Have I None
New Land Gallery
16 November - 30 December 1994
Explores the relationship between food and its representation in the northeast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Remember, dangerous themes make dangerous art.