Issue 34:1 | March 2014 | Wall to Wall: Graffiti Art
Wall to Wall: Graffiti Art
Issue 34:1 | March 2014


Sideways, always
Co-Guest Editor of WALL TO WALL Annemarie Kohn writes about how the seed for a graffiti issue of Artlink was sown, back in 1991 at the Metro nightclub in Adelaide. Twenty-three years later, this edition of Artlink is thought to be the first time an Australian art journal has been devoted to exploring graffiti as a contemporary artform.
The legitimate semantics of a subcultural Artform
Guest co-editor of WALL TO WALL Charity Bramwell explores the way culture acquires credibility through museums, publications, and the formation and deformation of art history canons.
Melbourne Now: The defining moment for a century of art schools?
Juliette Peers looks at the big picture of the NGV homegrown blockbuster Melbourne Now and finds its origins reach back in time.
Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
17 May - 2 September 2013 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Curators: Greg Hill, Candice Hopkins, Christine Lalonde
Daniel Crooks
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art 10 October – 20 December 2013
On Men
Curator: Eleanor Scicchitano FELTspace, Adelaide 4 September – 21 September 2013
Alltervatn: Jarrad Seng
The MYRE Project, Fremantle October 9 – November 3 2013
Falling Back to Earth: Cai Guo-Qiang
GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014
Tatton @ RTBG
Curator: Peter Lundberg Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart 24 March 2013 – 23 March 2014
Feral: Sylvia Ross; Paintings 2011-2013: Emanuel Raft
Mary Place Gallery, Sydney 13 – 23 November 2013
Melbourne Now
National Gallery of Victoria 22 November 2013 – 23 March 2014
Legendary Ladies
Patti Astor, who co-founded the FUN Gallery in NYC in 1981, interviews the first and most well-known female graffiti artist Lady Pink, her friend of 30 years.
Double-dare ya
Author and broadcaster Craig Schuftan looks at the perennial issue of the co-option of anti-establishment culture as seen in the different approaches of Kurt Cobain and the band started by his friend Kathleen Hanna - Riot Grrrl.
Reko Rennie
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. He explores his artistic beginnings and early influences such as the work of Howard Arkley.
Dash88 is an Australian artist of Chinese Malay ancestry, living and working in Melbourne. He writes about how he began doing grafffiti and what it means to him.
Nish Cash
Nish Cash is a graffiti artist based in Melbourne. She talks about how she got started writing graffiti and about the support offered by Ladie Killerz, (a national female graffiti event that happens annually with a wall jam, exhibitions, and performances).
New Histories
Artist and writer Stephanie Radok reviews three big new books that point towards new histories of art in the Southern hemisphere - Art in Oceania: A New History; Hotsprings: the Northern Territory and contemporary Australian artists and Mapping South: journeys in South-South Cultural Relations.
21st Century Portraits
Foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon National Portrait Gallery, London, 2013 Freelance curator and scholar Margot Osborne reviews a new book on portraiture published by the National Portrait Gallery of London and featuring three Australian artists among others from around the world.
“This is [not] for everyone” – forewarning the end of a free and open web
Digital nomad Fee Plumley reviews the state of the internet and Facebook's new algorithm that wants to tell you what you want to know.
Melbourne When?

Din Heagney saw Melbourne Now at the NGV and found both maturity and parochialism.

How the demographic got screwed

Associate Professor Joanna Mendelssohn looks over the last twenty-five years of tertiary art education and wonders where the intake of students from a broad socio-economic spectrum has gone and where the subsequent shrinking cultural conversation leaves Australia?

Back to the future: contemporary or alternative?

Professor Pat Hoffie of Griffith University, interviews the two new Directors of the IMA, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, and contextualises their appointment in the Contemporary Art Space context of 2014.