Published 01 September 2005
Published 01 June 2020
Looks at the Melbourne inner city initiatives commissioned by the local governments to enhance public works.
Published June 1994
Bark painters of Arnhem Land are experimenting with a new medium - canvas- and in so doing both increasing their output and responding to market forces.
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.
Operating both as an industry training ground and as a space for creative experimentation, low budget film and video production must be thought of as an economic and a cultural investment.
Artists were left out in the cold at the 1994 Festival of Arts. Examines issues facing organisers of events such as Artist's week in the context of the Adelaide Festival of Arts.
Book review Contemporary Sculpture in Australian Gardens
By Ken Scarlett
Craftsman House 1993
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.
Melbourne artist Ewa offers the benefit of her experience in marketing art without a gallery.
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?
The artist describes her attempts to sell her sculpture and the need to take other work. How has this impacted on her artistic approach?
Looks at the artist run space 'No Vacancy' located in Melbourne, Victoria.
A recurring feature of recent initiatives is to be self-funded or to operate with a minimum level of government funding and frequently to begin with a limited time frame in mind. The social side of such organisations cannot be underestimated and is probably as important as any art that eventuates.