Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont
Curator: Leigh Robb
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
3 September - 30 October 2011
South Australian artist Julia Robinson's striking sculpture draws on the darkness in human culture that has often been represented by goats. Made from fibreglass and snugly covered in fabric they assume strange forms and positions that give them a "reverberating energy".
Published December 2011
The inaugural Watermark Literary Fellow Carolyn Leach-Paholski describes the black and white photograms of Susan Purdy which were made in the course of a long wet winter.
Alice Springs-based writer Kieran Finnane describes the caterpillar dreaming in the Alice Springs area. She draws attention to changing attitudes over the years towards traditional custodians and the places they care for.
Belgian artist Wim Delvoye is having a retrospective at Hobart's MONA. Stephanie Radok looks at the materials and concepts he uses in a broad context and asks whether his art is critical or spectacle.
This year marks the 41st anniversary of the development of ARIs in Australia, and as both a celebration of and an indication of how far national and international ARIs have come, a four-day symposium organised by NAVA and Firstdraft was held in Sydney in September 2011.
'Out of mind' the work by Fiona Hall at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland draws together scientific research with art research to demonstrate that both approach the world with wonder and intrigue.
"Hall’s work ... is apt for neuroscientists are indebted to the neural architecture of animals. The brains of insects like fruit flies or honeybees are much smaller and simpler than ours, yet because similar molecular mechanisms underlie their operation, these creatures may very well hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of autism, schizophrenia, depression and a range of other human disorders."
142 Liverpool St, Hobart
26 August 2011 and ongoing
Executive Director of NAVA Tamara Winikoff missed the voices of artists at the October 2011 World Summit on Arts & Culture in Melbourne.
Tate Modern, London 25 May 2011 - 2 January 2012
It’s difficult to know where to begin when it comes to the work of American artist Taryn Simon. The complex, systematic and detailed nature of her practice, as evidenced in her current exhibition at Tate Modern A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters has been described variously as conceptual, scientific and thought-provoking if not profoundly philosophical in its explorations of the interconnectivity of life, fate, family, history and politics.
Writer and academic Juliette Peers remembers Bernard Smith and queries the hagiography that sometimes surrounds him.
Land, Sea and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait, GOMA
Strait Home, State Library of Queensland
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait, Queensland Museum
Belong, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Mabo Oration 2011, Follow the Stars: Indigenous culture, knowledge and intellectual property rights
1 July - 23 October 2011