Published 01 March 2019
Published 01 December 2018
Personal zeal combines with State and Federal funding to underpin major developments in Western Sydney.
Western Sydney can be seen as another city with another culture. This is not quite accurate, but it is the fasted growing region where the bulk of the younger population of the city live. And it has art.
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.
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 What's worth Showing?
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
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.
Looks at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Sydney NSW and the role it plays in supporting and marketing indigenous art.
Exhibition review Imperfect Drawings
Greenaway Art Gallery
Adelaide South Australia
11 May - 1 June 1994
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).
Not all public institutions are devoted to blockbusters and cultural elitism. Regrettably, contempt for the masses is not anachronistic.
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.
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 Constructing space
Tasmanian School of Art Hobart, Tasmania
13 March - 6 June