Published 01 December 2020
Examination of the issues addressed at the conference which accompanied the exhibition 600,000 hours (mortality).
Across much of Aboriginal Australia the announcement of a death is followed by profound communal mourning, the removal or destruction of the deceased's belongings and most significantly a prohibition on the use of the deceased's name.
Published December 1994
While AIDS does indeed affect everyone in our society, at the moment in Australia we are seeing predominantly a gay and lesbian artistic response to the epidemic.
Exhibition review Perpetual Motion: Aboriginal Strategies for rejigging art and technology
Curated by David Kerr and Doreen Mellor
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide South Australia 8 July - 14 August 1994
Exhibition review Fania
Curated by Erica Green
University of South Australia Art Museum
28 July - 27 August 1994
On 17 March 1993, the body of photographer Angelo Campana was discovered in the burnt out remains of the newly opened IEG Waste Recycling Plant in Corrimal. According to the coroner's report, his death had not been caused by this fire, but from fatal head injuries incurred by the deceased's head being repeatedly bashed with a theodolite. This is the immediate crime which is appears to be investigated in Dennis Del Favero's sleuthian compilation of words and images, objects and installations called 'Prima Facie'.
Book review Contemporary Australian Architecture
Photography by Scott Frances
Basel/East Roseville: Gordon and Breach International/Craftsman House 1994 241 pp
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.
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.
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.
Exhibition review Monstrous Gorgeous
Curated by Virginia Barratt
Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
8 July - 7 August 1994
Book reviews Indecent Exposures: Twenty years of Australian Feminist Photography
By Catriona Moore
Allen & Unwin in association with the Power Institute of Fine Arts
206 pp $21.95
Dissonance: Feminism and the Arts 1970 -90
Edited by Catriona Moore
Allen & Unwin in association with Artspace
308 pp $21.95