Published 25 August 2021
Ann Newmarch has recently confronted and embraced the problems of ageing ...in a project she calls 'Anti Medusa/Risking Fifty'.
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
Published September 1995
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.
Heritage: the National Women's Art Book
edited by Joan Kerr
an Art and Australia book published by Craftsman House
Exhibition review performance art Relatives/Friends/Victims
One was Vicious
Queenbitchery First Site Program,
Come Out Festival
Lion Arts Theatre
29 -31 March 1995
It goes without saying that for a woman to make a self-portrait, a self-representation, a different world of considerations will be required than if a man entered the same quest. The weight of history, of tradition, the idea of 'truthfulness' and women's unreliability: must I go on?
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.
Australia now has an embryonic National Portrait Gallery in five small rooms, one larger room and three corridors in Old Parliament House, Canberra. Photos of the opening and the inaugural exhibition 'About Face'.
The recent revival of portraiture may not be unconnected to the technologies now available which allow artists to appropriate and manipulate images. Artists discussed include Wendy Mills, Adrienne Harris, Caroline Lewens, Regis Lansac, Anna Hurley and Deborah Mooney.
Exhibition review Stripped Bare: Nicole Ellis
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA
22 March - 16 April 1995
Oceanic Art by Nicholas Thomas 1995
London Thames and Hudson's World of Art Series 216 pp 182 illustrations, 26 in colour
Exhibition review Sculpture Survey 1995
Gomboc Gallery Middle Swan
One Hundred Years of Sculpture
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
A response to the challenging article by Donald Brook 'The Artist and the Industry' in Artlink Volume 15 No 2 & 3.