Published 01 September 2019
Looks at the recent work of John Wolseley and Victor Majzner.
Exhibition review Passionate Habits
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
11 November - 4 December 1994
Published March 1995
Re-creation of a living landscape has to happen in farmyards, back-yards, and city squares, it has to be understood and practised at the small scale as well as the large. The remake the landscape for an ecological future we must make it fit for all living beings.
Exhibition review Doggone: Goddog: godingo: dingod
Works by Annie Taylor
24 Hour Art Darwin, Northern Territory
21 October - 5 November 1994
Cannibis Sativa as a drug, as uses of hemp - textiles, fabric and paper - as building materials, as oils food and protein, for medical and therapeutic applications, biomass energy... so why is there a prohibition?
The daily experience of tending a tract of land in South Australia's south east is the raw material of the art of artist farmer James Darling. 'Define the Country' a major exhibition at the Riddoch Gallery in Mount Gambier of huge images, paintings, videos and installations challenges the way we look at this country. Extracts from the artist's diaries offer a glimpse into the business of making sense of life on the land. Large format (fold out) images in the article.
Exhibition review Elsje King: Textiles
University of Tasmania, Launceston
9 September - 7 October 1994
Aesthetic value is determined by commonly held notions of taste, beauty and attractiveness and differs from culture to culture. How does this influence us in our choice of nourishment - our daily bread, fruit or snack food? Why does food today look like it does?
To entitle an exhibition 'Garden of Earthly Delights' is to invite comparison with mediaeval Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch. Fiona Hall's exhibition of this name was toured in 1994 by the National Gallery of Australia.
The Halifax EcoCity Project is not just the seed for a future ecological Adelaide; it is the embodiment of a new paradigm that is sweeping the planet.
Story 1: A story about land owners and nomads. Story 2: Never terra nullius. Story 3: Genetic imperialism. Story 4: The politicization of hunger. Story 5: Kunde and the perception of order.
Making taste? Making money? Melbourne historian Juliet Peers scrutinises a group of books and catalogues on corporate art collections to see whether boardroom fancies and their lavish publications reflect a wider role in shaping popular visions of Australian painting.
If there is a contemporary issue for landscape artist to engage with, it must be the process of developing a relationship with the landscape, even if it is at the level of s sustain[able] failure, a low level antagonism or an uneasy peace. It is as difficult and as complex as any other issue, and it ultimately speaks of the human condition.