Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Published 23 January 2019
Published 22 January 2019
Various venues, Perth
Published 18 January 2019
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Guangdong Museum of Art
Published 10 December 2018
Fremantle Arts Centre
Royal Academy, London
Published 07 December 2018
Exhibition review Other Refuge Have I None
New Land Gallery
16 November - 30 December 1994
An installation work 'Guarding Civilization's Rim' a collaborative effort by 'The Personal Museum' comprising three Queensland artists opened in Townsville in September 1994. The project has been specifically created for and about northern Australia - the last frontier.
Published March 1995
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.
Beth Field is a farmer and a photographer in the WA wheatbelt facing a curious loss, one she is happy to accept - the dramatic colours of sunsets reflected in the salt lakes which she used to photograph may soon be hard to find as revegetation reclaims the soil. She recounts the changes she has seen in the last decade.
Exhibition review Four Point Bearing: Simon Barley, Paul Hay, Ian Parry and James Smeaton
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
26 December 1994 - 25 February 1995
Artist's journal by Paul Hay
"We are walking along, sister, singing and making country with the point of our digging sticks. What is that sister? A mangrove shell. We must put it within the mouth of this mat and hide it, making it sacred...Indeed it is sacred to us. Explores the importance of the mangroves to the indigenous people in northern Australia and the links to the Dreaming and their artistic representations."
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.
Exhibition review Elsje King: Textiles
University of Tasmania, Launceston
9 September - 7 October 1994
Exhibition review Doggone: Goddog: godingo: dingod
Works by Annie Taylor
24 Hour Art Darwin, Northern Territory
21 October - 5 November 1994
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.
"As with everything else, the country that I have been talking about is frequently regarded as a commodity, be it in relation to yields of primary produce or to spectacles and hypothetical experiences marketed for tourist consumption. Here's the main thing to understand: this commodification is entirely at odds with the appreciation of landscape that I've been trying to tell you about."
Even in the shiny spaces of the big cities, for some the dirt of the paddocks is only just below the surface. Michael Eather talks to three artists who were born and raised in the country, about their current attitudes to the land as a place of production.
Exhibition review 600,000 Hours (mortality) exhibitions
Experimental Art Foundation
Adelaide South Australia
15 September - 4 December 1994