Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
The past 10 years in Canberra have seen a strong and focussed development of facilities which offer support to emerging artists.
Sydney's artist run spaces have long played a role in nurturing new contemporary practices, allowing artists the relative freedom to experiment outside the pressures of commercial or institutional constraints, and providing a critical edge for emerging artists to cut their professional teeth. Emerging artists Mark Hislop, Alex Gawronski and My Lee Thi are here referred to.
Published December 1997
Platform Spencer St Subway Platform2 Degraves St Sydney. Using such an extremely public venue is only one of the challenges which faces artists using the Platform spaces. The whole dynamic for viewing the work: an audience which is often on the move....
The story of senior women from the remote community of Kintore Northern Territory, who after just three years became Central Australia's most sought-after artists.
An overview of the various artist's spaces which have been established at different times: Gotham Studios, 6A.N.I.C.A. Gallery and Studios, Jacksue Gallery/Pad Studio, Verge Gallery and Studios, Spiral Studios, PICA, The Terminal and more. Includes black and white photographs of the studios and galleries.
Looks at the work of three new artists working within the Boomalli Artist's Co-operative. Leonie Dennis, Shirley Amos and Cedric Talbot. Includes statements by the artists.
The work of Justene Williams and Tony Schwensen. William's photographs are taken spontaneously, and sometimes surreptitiously, with disposable cameras. Schwensen's installations combine paintings and sculptures to embody an idea of suburbia.
Gallery Dunce in Tasmania was born out of a group of ex-art school students' unanimous frustration with the lack of facilities for emerging/experimental artists. Looks at the work of Kim Kerze.
Set up in March 1997, Talk Artists Initiative is an artist run space in Melbourne Victoria "whose external structure was no longer the institution but the city, operating within a community of like minded activities in Melbourne." Talk Artists Initiative was set up by Jonathan Luker, Jenniffer Mills, Penelope Davis and Sandra Bridie and includes other VCA students Peter Lambropoulos, Angela Bailey, Caroline Dew, James Morrison and Maxine Addinsall.
Looks at the work of Samantha Lau, Megan Jones and Josie Bri-Haines. These works take us away from the populated cityscapes to other lands, other planets and in some senses to a state of rest. Their premise is our worship of the sun, planets and stars.
Exhibition review Megan Keating: Schema Dunce Gallery,
Exhibition review Angela Hutchings: The Maling Room
Book review Impasse: Art in Australia from Colonization to Postmodernism by Christopher Allen
Thames and Hudson 1997