Published 01 December 2019
Interview with Tim Storrier.
The hype, the hysteria, the media and the money. Of all Sydney's art prizes it is the Archibald which arouses the greatest public interest...
Published September 1994
Exhibition review Q. Would you recognise a Virtual Paradise? and other paintings
Contemporary Art Centre
29 March - 24 April 1994
Sydney thinks of itself as the centre of the country, the only part that matters, but in the lucrative art market, Sydney is subsidiary to the old moneyed city of the south -- Melbourne.
Exhibition review Constructing space
Tasmanian School of Art Hobart, Tasmania
13 March - 6 June
Exhibition review Absence of Evidence
Fremantle Arts Centre
15 May - 26 June 1994
Not all public institutions are devoted to blockbusters and cultural elitism. Regrettably, contempt for the masses is not anachronistic.
Once a very marginalised group, the gay and lesbian communities have now become a part of mainstream Sydney culture.
Looks at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Sydney NSW and the role it plays in supporting and marketing indigenous art.
Exhibition review Visualising Masculinities
Claremont School of Art Perth
20 May - 15 June 1994
Interview with Frank Watters (photographed in article).
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.
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....