Published 01 March 2019
Published 01 December 2018
Interview with Frank Watters (photographed in article).
The most incisive commentary on the visual arts in Sydney usually occurs in private conversations that are not repeated in print for fear of the NSW defamation laws. But there is a great deal published on the visual arts....
Published September 1994
Exhibition review What's worth Showing?
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition review Laws of Physics/Principles of Mathematics
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
8 April - 7 May 1994
In the air, on the ground ( and water too). Sydney is undergoing an unprecedented interest in public art. Artists, curators, academics, contemporary art spaces, museums. commercial galleries, architects, urban designers, town planners, local government, arts councils and ministries - all are involved in varying degrees in making, discussing, supporting or promoting public art. Major fold out of William Yang's photographs.
Not all public institutions are devoted to blockbusters and cultural elitism. Regrettably, contempt for the masses is not anachronistic.
Editorial by guest editor Joanna Mendelssohn. What after all is different about Sydney? I have tried to give some idea of the debates which are not always expressed in writing - the incestuous nature of the mighty arts organisations; the way that words influence or corrupt understandings of art; and the limits on public debate because of fear of the consequences.
Exhibition review Looking Towards the Future: Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Flinders University Art Museum
13 May - 24 June 1994
Joan Kerr rewrites Australian art history to gain a better understanding of the present. Her ambitious projects question who wrote what, how and about whom. Discussion of 'Heritage: The National Women's Art Book'. Photograph of Joan Kerr in the article.
Looks at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Sydney NSW and the role it plays in supporting and marketing indigenous art.
Interview with Tim Storrier.
Western Sydney can be seen as another city with another culture. This is not quite accurate, but it is the fasted growing region where the bulk of the younger population of the city live. And it has art.
Once a very marginalised group, the gay and lesbian communities have now become a part of mainstream Sydney culture.