Published 01 December 2020
The Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre (Victoria) has an innovative arts program. Commenced in 1989 and now holds an annual exhibition of sculpture.
Medical imaging through the work of nine artists: James Guppy, Ruth Waller, Victor Dellavia, Elizabeth Abbott, Julie Rrap, Jan Parker, Tina Gonsalves, Kate Campbell-Pope and Claire Bailey. Artists statements and colour images included.
Published June 1997
Book review Max Germaine's Artists and Galleries on CD Rom
Published by Macquarie Multimedia
(reviewed by Anna Ward with Julia Farrow email@example.com)
The new building was conceived with the idea that artworks would be included throughout the new hospital as part of the desire to create a total healing environment. Since 1995 when the first patients were admitted the collection has continued to grow. An illustrated catalogue of the collection has also been published.
Published 01 June 1997
Looks at the program in the College of Fine Art at the University of New South Wales.
Exhibition review Sculpture Bert Flugelman
Greenaway Art Gallery,
Adelaide, South Australia
23 April - 18 May 1997
Exhibition review Paintings: Zhong Chen
Adelaide Central Gallery,
7 March - 20 April 1997
The Youth Arts program at the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the New Children's Hospital Sydney commenced in 1984. In 1994 the project 'Art Injection' took place resulting in a book.
Examines ideas of place in medical/health facilities from different perspectives. What role does art play in these places? To promote wellness, designers need to create environments that help in reducing stress. Art has an important role to play in helping people to heal.
"The belief system that makes the artworld so unlike - let us say - the builder's hardware world is distinguished primarily by the doctrines that there are no truths and that nothing is real.... To put the point with moderation: artists would not be inconvenienced in the least by a general theory of representation that brought the trustworthiness of their critic somewhere within powerful cooee of the trustworthiness of their radiologist. And Theory owes it to them."
Carnal art is self portraiture in the classical sense, but realised through the possibility of technology. It swings between defiguration and refiguration. Its inscription in the flesh is a function of our age. The body has become a 'modified ready-made', no longer seen as the ideal it once represented.
Exhibition review Eland and Moon: Contemporary San Art of Southern Africa
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
29 November - 31 March 1997