Published 30 March 2022
A response to the challenging article by Donald Brook 'The Artist and the Industry' in Artlink Volume 15 No 2 & 3.
Each age has apparently had some theory of the face. Article links to the exhibition 'Faciality' curated by Zara Stanhope at the Monash University Gallery. Includes the work of artists Geoffrey Dupree, Chris Barry, Maria Kozic, Gordon Bennett, Peter Kennedy and others.
Published September 1995
Bad Aboriginal Art: Tradition, Media and Technological Horizons
by Eric Michaels
Allen and Unwin
Ann Newmarch has recently confronted and embraced the problems of ageing ...in a project she calls 'Anti Medusa/Risking Fifty'.
Report Torque, the Fourth Artists' Regional Exchange, Perth February - March 1995 - a five week residency for visual artists from Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an exhibition of work at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Western Australia and a Symposium (24- 26 March 1995).
Examines the fate of portrait painting in the twentieth century....the critical focus of contemporary art is undoubtedly elsewhere...Examined with reference to the portraits of artists Mike Parr, Matthys Gerber, Vicente Butron
Historically, depictions of Aboriginal people have their gaze diverted away from the viewer. The work of Julie Dowling confronts the viewer to acknowledge the Aboriginal individual communicating as one human being to another.
Exhibition review performance art Relatives/Friends/Victims
One was Vicious
Queenbitchery First Site Program,
Come Out Festival
Lion Arts Theatre
29 -31 March 1995
Artist's statements and images: Kate Butler, Destiny Deacon, Di Barrett, Thomas Hoareau and Anne Zahalka.
Exhibtion review Old Dust and Medical Gas
Installation by Shaun Kirby
Sym Choon Gallery, Adelaide SA
19 May - 12 June 1995
Review of the 'About Face' exhibition: Angela Stewart and Jenny Loverock. The last 15 years has seen portraiture rise to particular importance in relation to the politics of representation, particularly self representation by women.
Rei Zunde is a photographer and painter working in Melbourne. His recent photographic work records specific cultural or sub-cultural worlds - rodeos, tattooed men and women, suburban football teams and their supporter and circus workers and their animals.