Published 01 September 2005
Published 01 June 2020
Examines the Centre for Furniture Design, the Centre for the Arts in Tasmania and the Atlantis Studio in Townsville Queensland.
Exhibition review Dark Nature
Anne MacDonald and David Stephenson
Dick Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania
3 - 22 March 1994
Published June 1994
During the 1990s a number of initiatives have been undertaken in Western Australia which aim to improve the lot of the State's artists. The article examines three particular initiatives.
Artists are particularly vulnerable to economic downturn for two main reasons...the business cycle and the role of other jobs in a tight employment market.
Shire of Eltham on the outskirts of Melbourne Victoria and its commitment to the arts.
or what I learned at school... the artist Malcolm McKinnon examines his training through the art school in Melbourne in the 1980s.
How do artists survive when they are not able to sell work in galleries -- sales are at a record low and many galleries have folded-- or get commissions through State agencies -- because these are few and far between?
Brisbane has been and continues to be well served by artist run spaces and access galleries, particularly in the last 2 years 1993-1994. Can there ever be an over supply? Looks at Dogget Street Studios, QAA, Metro Arts, Inkahoots, Loading Bay, Isn't Studios and Fireworks Gallery.
Box Hill known in the art world for its connection to the Heidelberg School of Painting has maintained its commitment to the arts.
As an organisation, Arts + Industry is fundamentally concerned with economics and income generation. Assisting artists and designers to either find employment with industry or create opportunities as self-employed designer/makers is integral to their goals.
The City of Noarlunga and the City of Prospect in South Australia are the only two councils who have retained community arts officers.
The transforming role of local government. More enlightened attitudes towards art making are coming from all levels of government and from property developers and others - often at the urging of those various levels of government.