Issue 40:1 | March 2020 | It's Time
It's Time
Issue 40:1 | March 2020
Issue 36:4, December 2016 | Parallel Universe
Parallel Universe
Issue 36:4, December 2016
Issue 36:3 | September 2016 | Art Land
Art Land
Issue 36:3 | September 2016
Issue 33:4 | December 2013 | Mining: Gouging the Country
Mining: Gouging the Country
Issue 33:4 | December 2013
Issue 32:4 | December 2012 | Disaster & Fortitude
Disaster & Fortitude
Issue 32:4 | December 2012
Issue 30:2 | June 2010 | The Underground
The Underground
Issue 30:2 | June 2010
Issue 29:4 | December 2009 | Changing Climates in Arts Publishing
Changing Climates in Arts Publishing
Issue 29:4 | December 2009
Issue 29:2 | June 2009 | After the Missionaries
After the Missionaries
Issue 29:2 | June 2009
Issue 25:4 | December 2005 | Ecology: Everyone's Business
Ecology: Everyone's Business
Issue 25:4 | December 2005


Losing the big picture: Surviving the Art Hunger Games
Joanna Mendelssohn on the changing landscape for arts funding in Australia
Looking for art in all the wrong places; Repositioning art in a regional context
The evolution of the Spaced residency program in Western Australia
Solastalgia and its cure
Ann Finegan on a restorative role for art in re-finding the commons and our relationship to the land
The Palmer Sculpture Biennial
Tracy Lock on an artist-run environmental art project in the Mount Lofty Ranges
Trevor Flinn: In the Mallee
Trevor Flinn on developing the rural outreach project TWIG
Groggy: Therese Ritchie, Todd Williams
Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Darwin 13 September – 12 October 2013
JamFactory Icon 2013, Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura
JamFactory Gallery, Adelaide, 8 August – 28 September 2013
Tony Woods: An Archive
Art Information, 2013
Editor: Andrew Gaynor; Introduction: Tony Woods; Essays: Lesley Chow, Phil Edwards, Sheridan Palmer, Alex Selenisch, Gary Willis, Jake Wilson
Vocal Folds
Curator: Jacqueline Doughty Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 22 June – 20 July 2013
The Red Queen
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart 18 June 2013 – 21 April 2014
Editorial: Art in the face of disaster
Humanity seems to be on the brink of annihilating the natural world on which we depend. Our quarrelsome species has built a gigantic web of capitalism, connecting global corporations, consumerism, the markets, the military, rhetoric machines called politicians and the organisations and institutions that now include, tragically, the universities.
Shen Shaomin: The day after tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow is Chinese-Australian Shen Shaomin’s first solo show in Australia in ten years. His visions of a warped natural world tap into anxieties about civilisation’s ghastly effects. “The space for our lives is shrinking,” Shen said in a recent interview. “The world is more and more dangerous because of the way that we live our lives.”
Jarragbu-nungu Warrambany: Flood in Warmun
On 13 March 2011 a deluge of water swept through the Warrmarn [Warmun] community. It rushed into Turkey Creek from the tributaries that flow northward from the Purnululu ranges and from the eastern hills. Assistant manager and curator at Warmun Arts Centre Cate Massola asks how much consultation with residents occurred around their evacuation and the rebuilding of their homes.
Calamity Japan: grieving artists respond to quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis
Former editor of Japanese Art Scene Monitor and the current Arts, Entertainment and Features Division Chief at The Japan Times, Edan Corkill looks at the wide variety of sensitive works produced by Japanese artists in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent Fukashima Daiichi nuclear Power Plant disaster.
Before and after: the haunted image in a post 9/11 era

From September 11, 2011 to January 8, 2012 an exhibition called September 11 curated by Peter Eleey was held at MoMA PS1 in New York. Charity Bramwell describes key works in this "shocking and intriguing" exhibition which commemorated the tenth anniversary of the historic attacks on the World Trade Centre Twin Towers.

New Orleans': Resilience goes way back before Katrina
The Big Easy is a nickname for New Orleans, USA, referring to the easy-going, laid back attitude to life that jazz musicians and local residents indulge in there. Carol Schwarzman, with the aid of her brother, reviews some resilient responses to the Big Hurricane Katrina's path through it on 25 August 2005. In the words of US writer Tom Piazza: "The ‘underprivileged’ people of New Orleans “spun a culture out of their lives – a music, a cuisine, a sense of life – that has been recognised around the world as a transforming spiritual force.”
The cinemas of disaster
Curator, film programmer and writer Danni Zuvela reviews the genre of disaster films since 1903 and finds that the most recent example 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' expresses a spirit of resilience that is both wild and magical.
Falling through time
In September 2011 at the UTS Gallery in an exhibition called The Fall before the Fall Elvis Richardson and Daniel Mudie Cunningham showed work reflecting on 9/11. Anna Gibbs analyses how their works make this trauma "articulable, shareable and ... to some extent, bearable."
Coming soon: Big mining and the question of scale
Ann Finegan raises the alarm on the fiendish short-sighted depradations of Big Coal open cut mining in the lower Hunter Valley and other places currently under threat. She describes the work done by artist/activists in response and asks: "How does one fight such incommensurables of scale and the slow unfold of food bowl and water disaster? Where do we start? With protective changes to State and Federal legislation? With commensurable economic data?"
Khmer pop-lock: saving kids through breaking
It's tough being a refugee, really tough for some. Cambodian Tuy 'KK' Sobil's story begins in a refugee camp in Thailand, travels to the US where he winds up in prison for eight years and more happily shifts to Phnom Penh where he landed as a deportee from the US and has since become an important role model teaching hiphop dancing and music to vulnerable children.
Cambodia and youth arts
Life is tough in Cambodia if you are not a tourist. Dragonfly Tours is run by a unique partnership model which results in terrific holidays as well as contributing to the betterment of life in Cambodia for its residents.
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