Issue 29:4 | December 2009 | Changing Climates in Arts Publishing
Changing Climates in Arts Publishing
Issue 29:4 | December 2009
Issue 11:3 | September 1991 | Art & Education
Art & Education
Issue 11:3 | September 1991



talking it through: publishing in a carbon neutral future

The Ramingining Megaphone
Distinguished pioneer Indigenous Curator, activist and writer, Curator of Contemporary Art at Campbelltown Arts Centre Djon Mundine tells a very funny and intriguing story about how modern communication technology came to Ramingining and how it intersected with 'community consultation' by government departments.
Lean, mean and living dangerously
Associate Professor of Fine Art at the College of Fine Arts, Uni of NSW, Joanna Mendelssohn analyses a slice of the current state of art publishing in Australia from reviews in newspapers to the DAAO (Dictionary of Australian Artists Online - now rechristened Design and Art of Australasia Online).
From here to everywhere: the evolution of blogging
'The Art Life' blogmeister Andrew Frost spills the beans on the genesis of that infamous and lively blog in 2004 and its ongoing evolution in the context of new technologies and their uptake by publishing and by readers.
Artists want catalogues
Campbelltown Arts Centre Director Lisa Havilah writes about the crucial importance of catalogues to artists. Famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had his first international survey exhibition at Campbelltown in partnership with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation. The incentive for Ai Weiwei was that a 2,000 print run book on his art would be published.
Environmental costs of going digital

Director of the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne Professor Sean Cubitt asks: what is the weight of the internet, is it green, clean and immaterial with no environmental costs? The answer is a scary and resounding no.

Measuring the footprint: dead trees vs live text

Freelance writer, author of True Green @ Work and editor Tim Wallace discusses the conflict between new technologies making everything available for free and writers and content creators needing to be paid. He quotes from on a book by Kevin Kelly called New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World: 'The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.'

Zine publishing and the long tail
Adelaide-based Zinemeister Dr Ianto Ware discusses how prophecies of digital dominance are colosally wrong with regard to zine publishing a genre which remains exclusively hardcopy. He finds zines to be quintessential examples of Editor of Wired Magazine Chris Anderson's Long Tail in which tiny niches multiply and thrive.
Finding the right balance: print + online
Managing editor of RealTime Keith Gallasch describes what the web means to print journalism and how RealTime manages its website and its hardcopy in a careful adaptation to a changing and unpredictable publishing ecology.
Copyright: Copyleft

Copyright lawyer Zoe Rodriguez discusses the implications of digitising works of literature and the contentious Google Book Settlement of 2009.

Libraries, creators and Google
The University of Sydney Librarian John Shipp describes the changing world of university libraries and the way they handle information in a digital age. He has nightmares about the Google settlement and his mantra is that 'creators should retain their rights.'
Communicating and the law
Bill Morrow, artist and legal expert in copyright law, sets out the current state of play. He says that some form of copyright is here to stay but it is in flux with regard to digital rights and the upcoming introduction of laws providing greater privacy protection.
Creative commons: fair to share?
Research Assistant at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries Elliott Bledsoe throws light on (rants about) the wide-ranging implications of Creative Commons - the way of the future for copyright?
Artistic intention, branding and value
Artist Zina Kaye of writes about the importance of branding for artists and how artists play with copyright and fair use. She examines the artwork of Deborah Kelly, Soda_Jerk and Shepard Fairey to show variants on artist's intentions and outcomes.
Writing in the age of graphomania

Novelist and sinologist Linda Jaivin rejects the excess writing and publishing that the internet affords every person with a keyboard and compares it to Milan Kundera's definition of graphomania(an obsession with writing books). She would rather have fewer readers than more scanners believing that a 'long form' like a novel or book-length non-fiction needs slow writing and carefully crafted prose.

Copyright materials in university teaching
Art History Librarian at the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide Margaret Hosking explains the way fees and access are currently worked out for copyright materials in teaching at universities in Australia.
Mix and mash, take it, change it
Writer and curator Danni Zuvela celebrates remix or mashup culture and traces its history back through the Dadaists, Futurists, Max Ernst, Esther Shub, Arthur Lipsett, Joseph Cornell, Bruce Conner and Stan VanDerBeek. In a remix culture people valorise appropriation and talk about being copyfighters who believe the idea of text as property is a joke.
Collaborative Practice
Amanda Matulick is the managing editor of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)'s publication Filter magazine, which is hardcopy as well as online at Filter uses open source Creative Commons licensing for its contributors. This means free sharing of information and ideas or as she puts it: "creation for creation's sake".
Don't look it might bite: censoring the visual arts
Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Art (NAVA) Tamara Winikoff looks at the recent situation in Australia regarding censorship, art, politics and the law.
Freedom of expression and the mode of detachment
Art theorist, philosopher and Emeritus Professor at Flinders University Donald Brook advocates 'detached contemplation' as the most desirable, appropriate and potentially rewarding response to art.
Netting the big and the little fish: monographs and biographies
Emeritus Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and highly respected investigative curator and writer Daniel Thomas pulls out the stops in a far-ranging appraisal of art book publishing in Australia. He writes: "Once the artist is well dead, even if the book is 'only' a monograph, disregard the family and friends; we need to know everything."
Lives of the 'settled' artists
Tess Allas is the Researcher of Storylines, an ARC funded project officially titled This Side of the Frontier: Indigenous Artists in Settled Australia. It focuses on biographies of Aboriginal artists from all over Australia except for the remote regions. Storylines can be found online at - the DAAO (Dictionary of Australian Artists Online - now rechristened Design and Art of Australasia Online).
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.
Theme Park: Brook Andrew AAMU, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2008. 124pp, RRP $39.95 Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul Claus Volkenandt and Christian Kaufmann (eds) Dieter Reimer Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2009. 350pp, RRP 45 Judy Watson: blood language by Judy Watson & Louise Martin-Chew, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2009. 240pp, RRP $39.95 New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Art McCulloch and McCulloch, Fitzroy, Victoria, 2008. 159pp, RRP $79.95 Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal paintings from Papunya Edited by Roger Benjamin with Andrew C. Weislogel, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2009. 192pp, RRP $49.95
4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan
4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (FT4), Japan 5 September – 23 November 2009
Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art
Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art Curator: Diane Moon Queensland Art Gallery 1 August – 18 October 2009
Simon Gilby: The Syndicate
Simon Gilby: The Syndicate Central TAFE Gallery, Perth 17 October – 14 November 2009
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA : an architectural intervention
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA : an architectural intervention Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Sydney 3 July – 26 September 2009
Kathy Temin
Kathy Temin Curators: Jason Smith and Sue Cramer Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 1 August – 8 November 2009
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*some text missing* Lora Patterson , Fiona Lee, Cath Robinson, Callan Morgan, Grant Stevens Curator: Sarah Jones CAST Gallery, Hobart 18 July – 9 August 2009
BeginningMiddleEnd ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra Curator: Lucien Leon 18 - 24 September 2009
Nyukana Baker : Retrospective
Nyukana Baker : Retrospective JamFactory Gallery, Adelaide Curator: Diana Young 1 August - 7 September 2009
Shelter: On Kindness
Shelter: On Kindness Curators: Suzanne Davies with Vanessa Gerrans and Sarah Morris RMIT Gallery, Melbourne 25 September – 25 October 2009
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards Art Gallery Of Western Australia 25 July - 15 November 2009
Tim Burns: From the Garden
Tim Burns: From the Garden Bett Gallery, Hobart 9 October – 7 November 2009
Shih Chieh Huang : Cubozoa – L-09
Shih Chieh Huang : Cubozoa – L-09 Shed E @ Howard Smith Wharves, ARC Biennial of Art, Brisbane 9 October - 1 November 2009
Fiona Davies: Intangible Collection
Fiona Davies: Intangible Collection Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW 15 August - 18 November 2009
Milestones: Ken Orchard 1980-2009
Milestones: Ken Orchard 1980-2009 Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia 29 August – 27 September 2009
Mom's Long Arms: The Art Institution Reaches Out
Art and Design Education A letter from Noel Sheridan to the editor Stephanie Britton. One of the main reasons for coming to Perth (Western Australia) was to get away from art education...
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Art and Design Education For 2 years now, being busy about other things, I have not thought much about art education; and this abstinence seems not to have been injurious to anybody. But the thing nags. It ought to be possible to say something so manifestly enlightened and reasonable about art education that every rational person will agree and productive action will follow as the night follows the day.
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The Balloon Man Cometh: A Salutary Tale
Art and Design Education A brief overview of the Australian Art and Design School phenomena today suggests that, given that educational philosophies are couched in the language of diversity, they still appear to be dominated by a referential and almost umbilical attachment to the early moderns...
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Art Schools Academe 2001
Art and Design Education By what criteria do we judge the success of visual arts courses?
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Crisis in Queensland
Art and Design Education The Queensland College of Art and its dubious future.
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Amalgamation chaos at College of Art
Art and Design Education A student view See also article by Effemera Phaxx in this issue of Artlink.
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Aboriginal and Islander Art Course: More than survival
Art and Design Education Written with Penryhn Henderson Discusses the Associate Diploma of Art (Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander) being offered at the Cairns College of TAFE in Far North Queensland and now in its 8th year.
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More Exotic More Humane: World Music
Art and Design Education at the Victoria College of Arts.
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Computer Art: Critical issues in teaching
Art and Design Education In attempting to teach something called computer art, we inherit our critical base from art history and another from engineering. Not only are these traditionally at odds with each other, but neither of them, nor a combination of the two, are adequate for our historical moment.
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Mini-theories? Film and Video Education
Art and Design Education It would be beneficial for the educational sector to look at an integration with the low-budget, grass roots end of existing film practice and make links with other film makers and independent festivals both nationally and internationally that are responsive to the work.
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From Solving to Setting Problems: Project-based Design Education
Art and Design Education The strength and vitality of post secondary design education programs in Australia arguably derives from the established tradition of project based learning.
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Freemasonry or Free Interchange?
Art and Design Education A new model for training architects and designers.
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Government Help Available
Art and Design Education Looks at the various government schemes which are available to art and design graduates and undergraduates.
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Rites of Passage - Queensland Mergers
Looks at the Brisbane College of Advanced Education's art programmes more popularly known as the Kelvin Grove Art School and the Carseldine expressive arts department who joined forces in May 1990 on the occasion of the amagamation of B C A E with the larger entity of Queensland University of Technology.
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A Sociology of Art... Why Does Art Look (or Sound) Like it Does?
Analytical perceptions for a new century. The artist - the creative thinker. The mechanics of thinking. Rational and irrational mechanics of thinking. Aesthetics and sociology - the conjugal relationship etc The critics best friend or friends must necessarily be the artist!
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Modernism and Post Modernism in Asian Art
Review of conference at the Australian National University Canberra, 22 -25 March 1991. Organised by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of Art History ANU.
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ACCA the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art affiliates with Monash University.
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Learning to be Naive
Review of works of Malcolm Otton at the Naive Galleries Woolhara NSW
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Problems with Art Publishing in Australia
Art writing and payment to writers and how this influences who writes for what!
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Distribution - Who Will Tame the Bete Noir?
The case for a viable national infrastructure.
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An Alternative Model in Academia
Art publishing out of the Power Institute.
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Funding for Visual Arts Publishing
The Visual Arts/Crafts Board has been grappling with the difficulties facing specialist visual arts publishing in Australia for many years.
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A Cornucopia? Arts Publishing in New Zealand
Looks at the impressive range of publications on the visual arts in New Zealand. This is not an exhaustive overview but a thumbnail sketch of this large and diverse topic.
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Field of Vision by Janine Burke
Book review Field of Vision:A Decade of Change: Women's Art in the Seventies By Janine Burke Penguin Australia 1990 RRP $40.00
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Jeffrey Smart: Paintings of the 70s and 80s by John McDonald
Book review Jeffrey Smart: Paintings of the 70s and 80s By John MacDonald Craftsman House 1990 RRP $65
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A Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture by Richard Apperly
Book review A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture: Styles and Terms from 1788 to the Present by Richard Appleby, Robert Irving and Peter Reynolds with photographs by Solomon Mitchell Angus and Robertson 1989 RRP $39.95
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Papunya Tula: Art of the Western Desert by Geoffrey Bardon
Book review Papunya Tula: Art of the Western Desert By Geoffrey Bardon McPhee Gribble 1991 RRP $50.
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A Selected Book List
Better books etc since 1984 -- a very selective list.
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Lyndal Jones Prediction Piece 10
Exhibition review Installation by Lyndal Jones University of South Australia Art Museum 30 May - 22 June 1991
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Film Theory Seminars
Exhibition review The Power of Perversion, Film Theory Seminars Media Resource Centre Adelaide South Australia April 8 - May 13 1991
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Dadang Christanto
Exhibition review an Installation of the work by Dadang Christanto Contemporary Indonesian Artist University of South Australia Art Museum August 1 - 31 1991
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Ginger Riley and Ian Abdulla
Exhibition review (indigenous artists) Koori Perspective 12 May - 31 June 1991 Ian Abdulla 9 June - 31 July 1991 Ginger Riley Munduwalawala 7 July - 31 August Tandanya Adelaide South Australia
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Gavin Blake
Exhibition review Gavin Blake: Immaculate Projections North Adelaide School of Art Gallery 23 July - 8 August 1991
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Torso, Group Show: Richard Baxter Smith and Bill Doyle
Exhibition review Torso: Gray Street Workshop 25 July - 18 August 1991 Bite: Richard Baxter Smith and Bill Doyle Artzone 31 August - 11 September 1991
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Helen Taylor, Judith Dinham, Glen Phillips, Jill Kempson
Exhibition review Helen Taylor See Saw: Part One Delaney Galleries 4 - 26 June 1991 Judith Dinham and Glen Phillips: Nothing More Real to Me, Leaning on Images Perth Galleries 28 April - May 15 1991 Jill Kempson: Threading Light and Land in Tuscany Galerie Duseldorf 17 May - 9 June 1991
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Jokes and Jelly
Exhibition review Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery University of Western Australia April 21 - May 26 1991 Simon Gevers: 'perf' Steven Holland: 'a plaintive "Plee-erk"'
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The Body in Question: Jewellery
Exhibition review The Body in Question: Jewellery and Metalsmithing Symposium University of Tasmania Launceston July 1991 and related exhibition programme
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South of No North
Exhibition review Dick Bett Gallery Hobart Tasmania 17 July - early August 1991 Richard Flanagan Curator
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