Published 01 December 2019
Personal zeal combines with State and Federal funding to underpin major developments in Western Sydney.
Once a very marginalised group, the gay and lesbian communities have now become a part of mainstream Sydney culture.
Published September 1994
Exhibition review Q. Would you recognise a Virtual Paradise? and other paintings
Contemporary Art Centre
29 March - 24 April 1994
Reconciliation, redevelopment and community involvement have transformed a Sydney power station into a regional arts centre - Liverpool Power Station.
Exhibition review Absence of Evidence
Fremantle Arts Centre
15 May - 26 June 1994
Exhibition review What's worth Showing?
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
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....
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 Memento celebration sentimentality
Contemporary jewellery by Julie Blyfield
Jam Factory Gallery
8 April - 29 May 1994
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.
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.
Not all public institutions are devoted to blockbusters and cultural elitism. Regrettably, contempt for the masses is not anachronistic.