Published 01 December 2019
Looks at the Melbourne inner city initiatives commissioned by the local governments to enhance public works.
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.
Published June 1994
Book review Contemporary Sculpture in Australian Gardens
By Ken Scarlett
Craftsman House 1993
Exhibition review 4 Seasons - Objects that Contain
University of Tasmania Centre for the Arts
March 4 - 27 1994
The artist describes her attempts to sell her sculpture and the need to take other work. How has this impacted on her artistic approach?
Box Hill known in the art world for its connection to the Heidelberg School of Painting has maintained its commitment to the arts.
"If you are real lucky you got CDEP or your are making it selling your art and then you got a good art centre too, maybe. If you are real lucky just when you turn up with a couple of week's art production, maybe yours, maybe the families, the centre's got cash, no one's a bastard, everyone's happy, the store has even got some decent food, even new bikes, toy guns, tape decks and a few tins of Log Cabin. Shit, life's good - sometimes anyway." A personal view of art making in indigenous communities.
Examines the Centre for Furniture Design, the Centre for the Arts in Tasmania and the Atlantis Studio in Townsville Queensland.
They may not have been characterised as 'artist run initiatives' but exhibition spaces run by artists have been around, in one form, or another for a long time.
"As a practising artist/craftrsperson with an interest in education, teaching and learning, the potential of studio based training greatly appealed to me."
Shire of Eltham on the outskirts of Melbourne Victoria and its commitment to the arts.
A brief guide to Melbourne's artist run galleries: Ether Ohnetitel, The Women's Gallery, Gallery Gecko, The COOP, A For Art Space, Making Sense Contemporary Art Space, The Basement Project, Argyle Street Studios, West Space, Arts Post, RedPlanet, Another Planet Posters, Red Letter Community Workshop, A.R.T. (artaroundtown), First Floor, Store 5, Room 4, ROAR Studio, Temple 29 and 41 Gold Street.
Looks at the Studio School of Painting and Drawing in South Australia. It is essentially a working artist's studio which has admitted students.