Published 01 December 2020
The past 10 years in Canberra have seen a strong and focussed development of facilities which offer support to emerging artists.
Looks at two exhibitions 'Perspecta 1997: Between Art and Nature' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales curated by Victoria Lynn and 'Primavera: The Belinda Jackson Exhibition of Young Artists' curated by Rea at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in the context of assisting young and emerging artists.
Published December 1997
Empire Studios is a production group, collectively dedicated to taking art to the community, making work in electronic media more accessible, and presenting that work with a fresh approach. Located in Hobart Tasmania.
Setting the scene for interpretation of emerging art practice in the north involves thinking about what it is to be in geographical isolation from the major urban centres in Australia, a combined sense of alienation and freedom. Discussesartists Gavin Condren, Tania Whitbread, Andrew Kelman, Roxanne Grant and Trisha Mason.
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.
Examines the culture of art prizes, scholarships and patronage in terms of support for younger artists. Looks at the work of artists Megan Walch, Sue Saxon and Michele Beevors.
in its current physical form as a regional arts centre profiles emerging curators, artists, administrators and writers. Currently based in Wollongong which is located 40 minutes drive south of Sydney, it has a cultural energy that surfaces from the fusion of over 80 identified ethnic groups.
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.
Book review Impasse: Art in Australia from Colonization to Postmodernism by Christopher Allen
Thames and Hudson 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....
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.
In April 1997, the Mad Love Gallery hosted an exhibition curated by Micah Hamdorf. 'Premature Ejaculation' showcased 10 emerging male artists whose work relates to issues surrounding dysfunction. 'Popcorn' at the Contemporary Art Centre SA showcased 8 recent graduates from the SA School of Art. Plus other exhibitions.
In July 1997, the Queensland Government launched its youth arts policy 'Your Culture-- Your Move' which targets the development of cultural activities and artistic practice for young people and emerging artists.