Published 01 March 2019
Published 01 December 2018
Once a very marginalised group, the gay and lesbian communities have now become a part of mainstream Sydney culture.
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.
Published September 1994
Exhibition review Q. Would you recognise a Virtual Paradise? and other paintings
Contemporary Art Centre
29 March - 24 April 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....
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.
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 Tim Storrier.
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.
Exhibition review Memento celebration sentimentality
Contemporary jewellery by Julie Blyfield
Jam Factory Gallery
8 April - 29 May 1994
Interview with Frank Watters (photographed in article).
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.
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