Published 30 March 2022
Personal zeal combines with State and Federal funding to underpin major developments in Western Sydney.
Exhibition review Imperfect Drawings
Greenaway Art Gallery
Adelaide South Australia
11 May - 1 June 1994
Published September 1994
Since their inception, galleries and museums around the world have entertained the principles of marketing, but perhaps never so consciously as now. Of all Australian arts institutions, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has been most aware of the need to market its image.
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...
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.
Exhibition review Looking Towards the Future: Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Flinders University Art Museum
13 May - 24 June 1994
Exhibition review Laws of Physics/Principles of Mathematics
Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
8 April - 7 May 1994
Once a very marginalised group, the gay and lesbian communities have now become a part of mainstream Sydney culture.
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.
Exhibition review Constructing space
Tasmanian School of Art Hobart, Tasmania
13 March - 6 June
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....
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.
Interview with Tim Storrier.