Published 30 March 2022
Examines the Centre for Furniture Design, the Centre for the Arts in Tasmania and the Atlantis Studio in Townsville Queensland.
Artists collectives and access galleries do not just exist in big capital cities. It seems that wherever there is a community of artists and Artist Run Initiative will happen.
Published June 1994
Review A sad thing has happened to the once vibrant visual arts component of the Festival of Perth - the oldest arts festival in Australia. It has become tired if not downright tiresome. The whole event needs a good shake - up.
The Cultural Services Unit of the Liverpool City Council has increased substantially over the last 2 years as has the number of artists employed by them.
Located in Melbourne Victoria, the City of Fitzroy was given $1m by the federal government in 1992 for capital works. One project funded was the commissioning of 16 pieces of public art from 11 artists to build on that heart of cafe culture Brunswick St.
One outcome of the recent spate of local urban design projects and processes has been employment for artists.
Review Women and sexuality in Asian-Pacific Cinema
Media Resource Centre
Adelaide South Australia
February 26 - March 11 1994
Looks at the Melbourne inner city initiatives commissioned by the local governments to enhance public works.
"As a practising artist/craftrsperson with an interest in education, teaching and learning, the potential of studio based training greatly appealed to me."
Exhibition review Dark Nature
Anne MacDonald and David Stephenson
Dick Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania
3 - 22 March 1994
Exhibition review Jemmy
Mehmet Adil, Craige Andrae, Johnnie Dadie, Simryn Gill, Richard Grayson, Linda Marie Walker, Paul Hewson, Shaun Kirby, David O'Halloran, Bronia Iwanczak, Andrew Petrusevics, Bronwyn Platten, George Popperwell, Jyanni Steffensen, Steve Wigg
Curated by Alan Cruikshank
Ebenezer Studios Basement
February 18 - March 13 1994
Written with Shiralee Saul and Susan Fereday. How does an art object differ from a manufactured 'designer' commodity? Is the traditional status of the work of art undermined by repetition, reproduction and affordability? Are the qualities of fetish, uniqueness and authorial presence removed from or reinstated in the art multiple.
Book review Contemporary Sculpture in Australian Gardens
By Ken Scarlett
Craftsman House 1993