Published 01 September 2019
Personal zeal combines with State and Federal funding to underpin major developments in Western Sydney.
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.
Published September 1994
Exhibition review Visualising Masculinities
Claremont School of Art Perth
20 May - 15 June 1994
Exhibition review Imperfect Drawings
Greenaway Art Gallery
Adelaide South Australia
11 May - 1 June 1994
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....
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.
Exhibition review Q. Would you recognise a Virtual Paradise? and other paintings
Contemporary Art Centre
29 March - 24 April 1994
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...
Exhibition review Aroha Terrace, Forestville
In the last issue of Artlink 9Vol 14 No 2 - the art of survival) we looked at an innovative art program being run in Adelaide. The 1994 bilboard project at Aroha Terrace Forestville continued until the end of the year, with different artists represented each month.
Exhibition review Looking Towards the Future: Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Flinders University Art Museum
13 May - 24 June 1994
Interview with Tim Storrier.
Nowhere is the art of Sydney's youth more obvious than in the public sphere. Discussion with Linda Forrester a researcher of the creative culture of graffiti, street machining and skate boarding.
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.