Published 05 June 2019
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of South Australia
Published 16 May 2019
Published 15 May 2019
24 February – 30 April 2019
Published 17 April 2019
South Australian Museum
Published 16 April 2019
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Published 23 January 2019
Published 22 January 2019
Exhibition review Fania
Curated by Erica Green
University of South Australia Art Museum
28 July - 27 August 1994
The major Australian Memorials to war and the memory of death in war, are widely perceived to be the province of male citizens, sculptors and architects. Women sculptors in the main were not awarded the major memorial commissions, and women citizens have been largely absent from the major rituals and ceremonies of commemoration.
Published December 1994
Traditions and rituals of mourning for the dead are common to most cultural groups and societies; mourning of the dead is even seen in some animal species.
Images of death explored in the context of the exhibition 600,000 hours (mortality) held at the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide South Australia October 1994.
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.
Although one would expect the field of war art to be generously littered with dead bodies, this is not the case. Instead death has been presented circumspectly, through the rituals surrounding it or through metaphor.
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'.
Exhibition review Familiarity? Re-examining Australian Suburbia
Mikala Dwyer, Michele Beevors, Glen Clarke, Elizabeth Woods, Tony Schwenson and Aleks Danko
Curated by Brian Parkes
Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania
23 September - 16 October 1994
The cinema's ability to represent death - the act of dying, bodily transformations, decay, the corpse - in astonishing realistic terms helps to explain why film, the moving rather than the static image, has become the central depository of death narratives (ancient and modern) in contemporary culture.
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.
Examination of the installation Tursiops by Brian Blanchflower which refers to the brutal heritage of Western Australia's first settlement at Albany which had a large whaling station until the late 1970s.
Examination of the issues addressed at the conference which accompanied the exhibition 600,000 hours (mortality).
Book review Contemporary Australian Architecture
Photography by Scott Frances
Basel/East Roseville: Gordon and Breach International/Craftsman House 1994 241 pp