Published 01 December 2020
Musings on the man who was the author's father from a multicultural perspective.
In 1992, Helen Moyes made a documentary 'The Back Yard Shed' which set out to look at the lives of a cross-section of Australian households through the phenomenon of the back-yard shed.
Published March 1996
Exhibition review Mail Order (for Women): Di Barrett
14 Sept - 8 October 1995,
EAF [Experimental Art Foundation]
Adelaide, South Australia
Vigilantly looking out to sea, the two manifestations of the life saver, the saviour and the sportsman, are combined in this 'gay greeting card' in such a way as to draw on the history of surf club masculinity and create an erotic pose.
Polish born Krystyna Petryk has long been fascinated with portraiture and representations of the nude in photography. Her own investigations began in Warsaw by photographing her pregnant friends and continued after her arrival in Western Australia in 1982. Once here she broadened her explorations to include both male and female subjects before shifting to photograph and research representations of men exclusively.
We collage, genderbend, cross dress and polymorph exquisite corpses out of media and advertising personalities, then use them as fantasy aids in the cause of our mundane desires.
Series of works by Tyrone Townsend, Victoria Straub, Polixeni Papapetrou, Phil George and Simon Cardwell. Large format and mainly colour images.
Exhibition review Fremantle Print Awards
8 September - 15 October 1995
Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Harry's work immediately identifies the object as a site of meaning. It is fair to say that Harry is strongly opposed to any restriction or taboo upon what he may represent, particularly from the arena of representing the female object or gender.
Exhibition review Home: Body
Pat Brassington, Kathryn Faludi, Mary Scott, Heather B Swann, Jennifer Spinks
21 September - 13 October 1995
Carnegie Room Town Hall Hobart, Tasmania
Photos and essay by the author on a relationship between men.
Exhibition review Some Pictures from a Somniloquist's Diary
1 November - 26 November 1995
Greenaway Gallery Adelaide SA
Social documenter Maxx Image is obsessed with the colour purple. Black leather is the costume of rebellion and the thrill and valour expounded by such an ideal could be seen as enticing accessories to the passion and zeal of leather sexuality.