Published 01 September 2020
Published September 2020
Examination of the issues addressed at the conference which accompanied the exhibition 600,000 hours (mortality).
Looks at the work of James K Baxter 1926 - 1972 (poet) Colin McCahon 1919 - 1987 (artist) both of whom found in travel through New Zealand recurrent metaphor's for life's journey. The principle referent in their work was death.
Published December 1994
The artist looks at the paintings which were developed for the Health Commission on education, prevention and caring in the AIDS environment. Using an Aboriginal perspective these paintings were produced as a powerful series of posters.
The death masks hardly exists anymore. The institution has gone the way of all memorials. It has finally been superseded by the photograph, the twentieth century death mask.
Exhibition review Crossovers: Site works and symposium
Tasmanian School of Art and various locations, Launceston, Tasmania 26 September - 2 October 1994
Cinema is both dead and deathless. Cinema like this can take us to the great chasm in our lives and hold us over the edge.
Thus we come full circle to view the cemetery not as a necessary inconvenience to be isolated on the edge of town and visited once every few years but as a resource that can make a positive contribution to the community.
Exhibition review Fania
Curated by Erica Green
University of South Australia Art Museum
28 July - 27 August 1994
Nuclear conflagration - whether real or imagined - captivated the post war psyche. Endist images of one form or another were developed in response to what many foresaw as the likely outcome of a third world war.
Book review Contemporary Australian Architecture
Photography by Scott Frances
Basel/East Roseville: Gordon and Breach International/Craftsman House 1994 241 pp
Postmodern culture has proclaimed the death of meaning, of the real, of metanarrative. Identity, memory, the body, nature, culture, power and the sacred - those fundamental ingredients of death's imagination - have undergone profound transformations over the last three decades. The contributions in this issue of Artlink address various parts of this new vision of death.
Exhibition review Symmetry: Crafts and Kindred Trades and Professions Curated by Kevin Murray
University of South Australian Art Museum
8 September - 8 October 1994
Looks at the exhibition 'Death' co-curated by Felicity Fenner and Anne Loxley held at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery in April 1993. 'Death' was a mixed media survey covering more than 200 years of Australian art which directly addressed the theme of death.