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 The Nineteenth Fremantle Print Award
Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
9 September - 23 October 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.
Published December 1994
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.
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.
Exploration of images and statements by artists on the theme of death. Artists include William Kelly, Ross Moore, Bette Mifsud and Dennis Del Favero.
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.
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.
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 It has finally been superseded by the photograph, the twentieth century death mask.
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.
Exhibition review Symmetry: Crafts and Kindred Trades and Professions Curated by Kevin Murray
University of South Australian Art Museum
8 September - 8 October 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 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.
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.