Published 01 March 2019
Published 01 December 2018
One outcome of the recent spate of local urban design projects and processes has been employment for artists.
The artist describes her attempts to sell her sculpture and the need to take other work. How has this impacted on her artistic approach?
Published June 1994
...So in effect, what we have in Australia is a separation of public and commercial by governments arts departments that unfortunately does not take into account the fact that the arts industry operates on a continuum...
The Premier of Victoria may claim that his government has opened Victoria for business, but it is the important role of local government and the Federal Government in developing arts training and facilities that is really making the running. Artists are no longer in their garrets but in front of pcs in their offices.
Book review Contemporary Sculpture in Australian Gardens
By Ken Scarlett
Craftsman House 1993
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.
Museums and larger arts spaces are increasingly looking at ways to improve access to their exhibitions for a wider range of people. Contemporary art spaces face a more difficult battle than museums in trying to become more relevant to their diverse communities.
Review Women and sexuality in Asian-Pacific Cinema
Media Resource Centre
Adelaide South Australia
February 26 - March 11 1994
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.
or what I learned at school... the artist Malcolm McKinnon examines his training through the art school in Melbourne in the 1980s.
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.
The City of Noarlunga and the City of Prospect in South Australia are the only two councils who have retained community arts officers.
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.