Janet Maughan

Janet Maughan is a lawyer, scholar, book collector and art writer specialising in Indigenous cultures.


Echigo-Tsumari: Public Art as Regenerating Force
Janet Maughan travelled to the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial in September 2009. With Stephanie Britton she interviewed the indefatigable Fram Kitagawa, Director of both the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial [ETAT] and of the new Niigata Water and Land Art Festival in the seaport of Niigata, and wove his words around the experience of seeing outstanding art in the unusual and delightful surroundings of the Japanese countryside.
Art in the Public Arena
Menagerie Object Gallery and Australian Museum, Sydney 5 September - 2 November 2009 travelling till 2012
Blak on Blak
Colour Country: Art from Roper River by Cath Bowdler and My Father, my brother: stories of Campbelltown's Aboriginal Men by Dvora Liberman
The exhibition is touring to Flinders University Art Museum 4 December 2009 – 14 February 2010, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra 25 February – 11 April 2010 and Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 22 May – 17 July 2010.
Changing Climates in Arts Publishing

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Changing Climates in Arts Publishing
Ann Newmarch: Opening Pandora's box
In 2007 Ann Newmarch was represented in 'WACK, Art and the Feminist Revolution', a major exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Newmarch embraced feminism in the early 1970s. Her art practice manifests the view that all representation is political. Her new work, reiterates a position that she adopted in 1972 : "I try to get onto the page visual images that combine to make memory: past memories incorporated in new sensations and new images related back to past experience. Contemplation ...of our environment that recalls other times, places and relationships."
Rational / Emotional
Gooch's Utopia: collected works from the Central Desert
Goochs Utopia: collected works from the Central Desert Curator: Fiona Salmon Flinders University Art Museum 3 October  23 November 2008 Riddoch Art Gallery 5 December 2008  8 February 2009
Adelaide Festival 2002
Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh
Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh by Valda Blundell and Danny Woolagoodja Fremantle Arts Centre Press 2005, RRP $35
Ecology: Everyone's Business
Stories: Past, Present and Future
Franchesca Cubillo, the Artistic and Cultural Director of the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, has a broad cultural background with Spanish Catholic and Filipino cultural infuences fusing seamlessly with her Aboriginal heritage. Aside from her administrative and managing roles at the institute she is also a painter and photographer. Maughan looks at Cubillos life and work as it is shaped through an appreciation of the importance of family and community.
Adelaide and Beyond
Polemic: From the 21st Century and Through the Telescope
Polemic: There has been a paradigm shift in Australia with the development of Aboriginal art, which may be as consequential as that of the Impressionists. Over the last 30 years Aboriginal artists have been making their voices heard and now make up at least 25% of the country's working visual artists though they are only 1.7% of the population. Their art will go down in history as providing new perspectives with which to view the world
Reconciliation: Indigenous art for the 21st Century
Testing the Meaning of Heritage
Exhibition review The Heritage of Namatjira Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Adelaide South Australia November - December 1991 Curated by Angela Tidmarsh and JVS Megaw on behalf of the Flinders University of South Australia Catalogue edited by Ruth Megaw.
Museums on the Edge
Reaffirming Identity
Fab art: Works by Kerry Giles (Kurwingie) Gallerie Australis Adelaide South Australia 23 November - December 1993
Art & the Feminist Project
A Paradigm Exhibition
Exhibition review Perpetual Motion: Aboriginal Strategies for rejigging art and technology Curated by David Kerr and Doreen Mellor Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide South Australia 8 July - 14 August 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
NAVA Samstag Bendigo Art Gallery Australian Body Art Festival