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Response to the article by Jacques Delaruelle (article no 664) on the nature of art education - a debate which has raged in Sydney in recent years.
Exhibition review Q. Would you recognise a Virtual Paradise? and other paintings
Contemporary Art Centre
29 March - 24 April 1994
Published September 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.
Personal zeal combines with State and Federal funding to underpin major developments in Western Sydney.
Exhibition review Visualising Masculinities
Claremont School of Art Perth
20 May - 15 June 1994
Reconciliation, redevelopment and community involvement have transformed a Sydney power station into a regional arts centre - Liverpool Power Station.
In recent years there has been a major debate in Sydney on the nature of art education. Both Jacques Delaruelle and Fay Brauer have been active participants. Plants grow in silence but we (in the art world) vegetate noisily. see also article by Fay Brauer (no 665).
Interview with Frank Watters (photographed in article).
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.
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....
Exhibition review Memento celebration sentimentality
Contemporary jewellery by Julie Blyfield
Jam Factory Gallery
8 April - 29 May 1994
Looks at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Sydney NSW and the role it plays in supporting and marketing indigenous art.
Really the only way to understand the apparently large Sydney art scene is to use diagrams and statistics, all of which were compiled by the author.