Issue 22:3 | September 2002 | Art & Enterprise
Art & Enterprise
Issue 22:3 | September 2002


Matthew Collings Comes to Town
Introducting the final episode of 'This is Modern Art', his six-part television series which screened in Australia in 2000, Matthew Collings seemed ridden with apocalyptic feelings about the whole thing wrapping up. For five weeks he had come into our homes at night like kind of groovy art dad to deliver his version of the story of art from Picasso to the young British artists.
Patronage and Corporate Collections in Western Australia
While only a small percentage of national enterprises are based in the west, business leaders have a tradition of serious interest in the visual arts, with a number owning fine collections which they are prepared to share with the public. The three collections featured here all include contemporary Western Australian art - a form of patronage local artists can instantly appreciate. The associated catalogues and books produced are an enduring form of patronage which provide a much needed record of art in Western Australia.
Love Your Work: Fremantle Arts Centre 30th Birthday
Artists together again for Fremantle Arts Centre's 30th Birthday celebrations
Bill Brandt: A Retrospective
Monash Gallery of Art, 14 July - 1 September

National Portrait Gallery, 13 September - 10 November
The Oval Window: Ian Friend
Brisbane City Gallery 18 April - 16 June 2002
Deeper Places
3 May - 30 June 2002 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Mutable Spaces
Metro Arts, Brisbane 10-27 April 2002
Hatched 02: Healthway National Graduate Show
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts June 7 - July 21
Brian Blanchflower From the Generative Eye: Paintings 1990-2001
John Curtin Gallery Curtin University of Technology, Perth 5 April - 26 May 2002
Art On A String
Aboriginal Threaded Objects From the Central Desert and Arnhem Land, Co-curated by Louise Hamby and Diana Young Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Adelaide 22 June - 11 August, 2002
(The World May Be)Fantastic 2002 Biennale of Sydney
15 May - 14 July AGNSW, MCA, City Exhibitions Space Customs House, Artspace and other venues around Sydney
My Country and Nocturne Images of Night and Darkness from Colonial to Contemporary
My Country: Abstract Interpretations of the Australian Landscape
La Trobe University Art Museum 3 May -6 June 2002
Curated by Vincent Alessi

Nocturne Images of Night and Darkness from Colonial to Contemporary
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 23 April - 16 June 2002 and touring throughout 2002-2003
Curated by John Buckley
New Art Spaces in South Australia
Adelaide, surrounding areas and country SA
Matthew Ngui
Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide 12 July - 11 August
The Shape of Air
Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart 10 May - 2 June 2002
On Reflection by Noel Sheridan
Autobiographical book by Noel Sheridan with contributions from Donald Brook, George Alexander and others Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2001, 212pp, colour 
Balgo Art: New Directions

James Cowan, Craftsman House,
Sydney, 1999; 143 pages, 52 colour

Paul Greenaway: Energy Synergy
Habitual browsers of a leading internet art site, accustomed to an absence of Australian content, would have been startled in February of this year, to observe a prominent reference to Australian art at Madrid's ARCO. For Paul Greenaway, Director of Greenaway Art Gallery in Adelaide, and motivated by a desire to redress the lack of international awareness of contemporary Australian art, it marked the culmination of seven years of lobbying to have Australia designated the focus nation at the Spanish contemporary art fair.
Turning Artists into Subcontractors: The Artworkers Alliance
An enormous pair of demonstrative hands, one lying supplicant the other pointing metaphorically skywards as a physical reminder to 'look to the heavens' past the encroaching skyscrapers at the over-reaching great sky, is the latest addition to the Brisbane CBD streetscape.