Issue 25:2 | June 2005 | Remote
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Issue 12:3 | September 1992 | Art and the Economy
Art and the Economy
Issue 12:3 | September 1992


The Larrakia Legacy of Billiamook
Larrakia people bore the brunt of colonial expansion in the Northern Territory when Darwin was settled by beraguds (white people) in 1869. Gary Lee writes of Billiamook, one of the first Larrakia to interact with the settlers and the first Aboriginal artist to have his work exhibited and recognised as art.
Under the Skin
The Aboriginal community of Balgo, situated on the cusp of the Tanami and Great Sandy Desert is a melting pot for contemporary Aboriginal art and culture. This article examines a group of white women artists and their various bodies of work which grew from their time spent at Balgo.
Just Really Out There
Steve Fox's job involves regular 1400km round trips from Uluru to some of the most remote communities in Australia. He reports on a typical four-day excursion in the Maruku troopcarrier.
Looking Forward Looking Back: in the East Kimberly
Marrying visual art, dance and inspirational rhetoric has been one of the hallmarks of the Jirrawun Artists Co-operation operating out of Kununarra. These traditional people have been at the forefront of contemporary political debates and Indigenous art practice. Cath Bowdler follows the story of Jirrawun Artists Co-operation from its inception in 1998 to the present day. A non-government funded body, Pro bono partnerships with the corporate and private sector.
Kuninjku Modernism
Kuninjku Modernism pays respect to the wellspring of the Indigenous art movement and the many artists of Western Arnhem Land, furthermore exploring the several countries or nations of this large civic nation.
Looking Elsewhere: Asia at the Top End
The top end has a distinctly Asian flavour not only because of its cultural heritage prior to 1880s but also because of the significant East Timorese connection. This article looks at the Northern Territorys strong and visionary commitment to cultural exchange with Indonesia and the increasing Asian character of Darwin's rapidly changing population.
Sitting Down with Indigenous Artists
Erica Izett explores the cultural convergence between Australias indigenous and non-indigenous people over the past few decades and the rewarding implications it is having on Australias artistic and cultural practice and awareness.
Bush Techies and Secret Data Business
Caroline Farmers position at 24HR Art, the Northern Territorys Centre for Contemporary Art required an involvement with projects specifically aimed to help indigenous artists acquire new media skills. What she found in the Territory however required her to think in an entirely new way. Farmer discusses some of her experiences with her new found traditionally and technologically aligned environment.
Art at the Frontier: Franck Gohier
Frank Gohier has distinguished himself as a resident Darwin artist whose work as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and teacher reflects a different perspective of the far northern - one based on lived experience. Addresses the impact of the indigenous community on his Anglo perspective art.
From Fregon to Srinigar and Back
Kaltjiti Arts is a community owned arts centre in Fregon. A cross-cultural project between two groups of community artists based in South Australia's remote and traditional Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands and in Srinigar, the turbulent capital of Kashmir is based on the combining of these two isolated and very different cultures via their arts and traditions.
Neverland vs. Reality: How to Sustain an Art Practice in the Territory
Historically, people in the Territory have viewed southeners with suspicion, often characterising them as missionaries or carpetbaggers. Some emerging artists here are beginning to question these attitudes and are starting to take advantage of the financial and critical lifelines that the south has to offer. Bronwyn Wright and Tobias Richardson are two who have engaged energetically with southerners and achieved high levels of recognition.
Making the Gospel Their Own
Eastern Arrernte Catholics at Ltentye Apurte, the former Santa Teresa Catholic mission east of Alice Springs, are making the local church and liturgy a ground for telling their recent history and reflecting their ancient yet evolving traditions. A mural project was initiated by a local non-aboriginal woman Cait Wait in 2002 with the help of eight neophyte artists.
Women's Business by Remote
In the past two decades the face of Australian art practice has been changed immeasurably by a renewed focus on the culture of Indigenous people and the efflorence of Aboriginal art. This article looks at the work of three non-Indigenous artists who worked in places regarded as remote and developed art practices through engagement with Aboriginal people.
Paji Honeychild Yankarr
Paji Honeychild Yankarr 1914-2004
The Art of Fiona Hall
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane 19 March - 5 June 2005 Julie Ewington, Fiona Hall, Piper Press, 2005, RRP $88.
The 14th Annual Linden Postcard Show
Linden St Kilda Centre for Contempory Arts 5 February - 19 March 2005
Seeking Transcendence
Curator: John Stringer 10 February - 5 May 2005 Perth International Arts Festival
Trent Parke: Minutes to Midnight
Australian Centre for Photography 7 January - 20 February 2005
Proof: The Act Of Seeing With One's Own Eyes
Curator: Mike Stubbs Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne 9 December 2004 - 13 February 2005
Giant Steps and Transcriptions
Experimental Art Foundation 25 February - 2 April 2005 Greenaway Art Gallery 22 February - 1 March 2005 Adelaide Film Festival
Curator: Frank McBride Museum of Brisbane 18 February - 8 May 2005
Disappearing Act
Sherman Galleries, Sydney 10 February - 5 March 2005
Dolly Walker: The Custodian
Fremantle Arts Centre 12 March - 17 April 2005
Not Far From Here
Davenport Regional Gallery 28 January - 6 Marcg 2005 Bett Gallery, Hobart 9 March - 23 March 2005
Aboriginal Art, the Nation State Suburbia
In Englishwe use the word 'country' in two main senses: to refer to nation states, and to speak about rural lands beyond the big cities and their suburbs. In Australia there is historically a third zone out past the country; the now quickly shrinking Outback.
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What is Australian Work?
I am often asked where I originally come from. And, if I am in a wicked mood, I will try to embarass the questioner with some non-answer. A persistent enquirer will ignore the flippancy and further qualify their question by rephrasing the terminology to ask whether I was born in Australia (which incidentally, was the form the question was usually couched in up to the 1980s when issues of multiculturalism introduced a so-called obscure politeness.
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Proposals from Invisible Worlds
This paper is almost all stories. Each one is part of much larger ones about cultures changing and moving to occupy the same geographies. We can speak of the conflicts and possibilities that seem to ignite by spontaneous combustion in these sites. But there is a series of sites from which I wish to speak: spaces of crisis that seem to lie within my person. B/w photographs of ritual and shrine.
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The Recession and the Arts
The theme in this article is that the recession will have significant implications for the arts community. The argument is that the recession is not just a temporary phenomenon, related to a decline in demand, but is the product of weaknesses in the Australian economy and of the peculiar nature of economic growth in the 1980s....
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Art, Sports Stars and the Depression: Knocking at the Door of the Special World
Our sports stars are successful because they are not burdened by funding programs which dribble a meagre supply to an army of unknown novices....the arts need radical strategies to help them survive the recession and achieve greater audience participation. (this article is responded to by Norm Austin, the Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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A response to the Article by Nelson English
A response to the article by Nelson English in this issue of Artlink Volume 12 no 3.
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Arts and the Economy?
Just recently I was giving a lecture to a large group of arts people when a person in the audience had a go at me for talking about the economy of the arts and not about art. I, too, am very conscious of the intellectual dilemma in this regard.
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The Silence of the Lambs: Before Leaving for a Trip Abroad
Looks at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Circular Quay in Sydney and the issue of economics.
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The Artist, the Gallery and the Recession
In thinking about the repercussions of the recession for artists and galleries, I am worried that our dismay at the present hardship and heartbreak may blind us to the fundamental recession related changes to the artist-gallery system which tend to the detriment of artists and forever endanger the quality and excitement of the Australian art scene.
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The Arts- Survival of the BIGGEST?
The arts community of Australia has weathered the recession extremely well. While shopkeepers are shutting their doors, factories are shedding their workers, and the average Australian contemplates life in the same house for the next five years, the average artist continues on pretty much as always.
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Incidental Benefits: Arts Industry Rhetoric and Policy Objectives
The notion of the arts as an industry dates in Australia from about 10 years ago with the beginnings of statistical data measuring the economic impact of artistic activity. ... (Response to this article by Anna Ward, Director of the National Association of Visual Arts also in this issue of Artlink.)
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A Response to 'Incidental Benefits'
Response to the article by Peter Anderson in this issue of Artlink examining arts industry rhetoric and policy objectives.
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The Australia Shop -- EXPO 92 Seville
The Australian Government's decision to participate in Expo 92 in Seville, the biggest Expo this century, has culminated in a presence recently described in a 'Best of Expo Guide' as "high spirited in mood and one of the most distinctive pavilions at Expo."
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The Ham Museum ARCO 1992
Critically examines the 11th manifestation of the international art fair ARCO in Madrid. Photographs of the art fair included in the article.
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Predicaments of Furniture Design
No matter what we say about furniture, it seems to have been said before. Small wonder that painting and installation attracts our writers more than furniture, when discourse about tables and chairs is confined to the rehearsal of so many grim platitudes. But if banality beleaguers the objects themselves, it is still more oppressively unavoidable in discussion of the unfortunate Australian industries of furniture design and manufacture.
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The Business of Art
It's not easy to make a conference look sexy - especially when it's about regional galleries. But the team at the five year old Regional Galleries Association of Queensland managed just that in the late winter sunshine of Cairns last year.
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Culture as Transformation: ARX
Artist's regional exchange (ARX). Events such as ARX in Perth are rare and potentially of such value for me that, although not a participating artist this time, I was determined to travel from the east to attend. Four views on the exchange See also the articles by Ian Howard, Anne Kirker and Adrian Jones in this issue of Artlink.
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Towards a Legitimate Interest
The most important questions that arose from ARX3 related to the issue of legitimacy of interest. Four views on the exchange See also the articles by Vivienne Binns, Anne Kirker and Adrian Jones in this issue of Artlink.
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Dialogue with Thailand
Interview format with Dr Poshyananda One of Four views on the exchange. See also the articles by Vivienne Binns, Ian Howard and Adrian Jones in this issue of Artlink.
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Managing ARX
Written by the co-ordinator of the past three ARX events which have taken place in Perth Western Australia. Four views on the exchange See also the articles by Vivienne Binns, Anne Kirker and Ian Howard in this issue of Artlink.
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There's Magic in your Hands
Looks at the artist in residence program for Thancoupie at the Hamley Bridge Primary School South Australia in May 1992.
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Vicious Circles: Women's Exclusion from Contemporary Visual Art
Written with Cassandra Cavanaugh with graphs illustrating participation of women in the various sectors of the visual arts.
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The Brush-Off Syndrome: Stage Design, History and Visual Art in Adelaide
Clear discussion of the issues facing stage and set designers in the visual arts world.
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Incomplete Identities: A Critical Study of the Work of Mike Parr
Book review Identities: A Critical Study of the Work of Mike Parr David Broomfield University of Western Australia Press 330 pp
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Demystifying Art Criticism
Book review Art Connections Jenny Aland and Max Darby Heinemann, Melbourne 1991 RRP $29.95
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The Money, the Means and the Info...
Book review The Money and the Means: Grants, Scholarships and Opportunities for Professional Development Art Museums Association of Australia 1992 RRP $8.00
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Between the Clues Lies the Evidence
Exhibition review Suzanne Treister Post West Gallery 22 - 31 May 1992
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Metaphors of Mortality: Catherine Truman
Exhibition review Life Boat: Carvings by Catherine Truman Jam Factory Gallery South Australia 10 July - 9 August 1992
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The Fourth Side of the Triangle: Bronwyn Oliver
Exhibition review Bronwyn Oliver Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide, South Australia 29 May - 18 July 1992
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Uncertainly Thinking
Exhibition review Blink Contemporary Art Centre Adelaide May 1992
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Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees...
Exhibition review Backyards Exhibition Prospect Gallery 21 June - 12 July 1992
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Sites in Relation to Themselves
Exhibition review 42 Degrees South and 175 Degrees East Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre 16 June - 1 August 2000
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Putting in the Boot - Nicely
Exhibition review Do Something with a Blunstone Chameleon Gallery Hobart Tasmania
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A Belgian Artist's Work in Tasmania
Exhibition review Chantal Delrue: Recent Works Dick Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania February - March 1992
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