Art Land

Issue 36:3 | September 2016

This issue looks at the restorative role of art in rebuilding connections between people and the land. Amidst the wave of writing, thinking and activism coming from our cities and regions, artists across Australia are redefining ideas of practice as land art, expanded forms of landscape art, “eco” and environmental arts to support a diverse range of broadly connective and interdisciplinary outcomes. 
Cover image: Henry Jock Walker, Open Road Painting, acrylic on HiAce. Commissioned as part of the Kickstart program for the Next Wave Festival, 2014. Photo: Che Choreley. Above: Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski, And the earth sighed, video installation exhibited at Arts House Melbourne as part of Performing Climates 2016. Image courtesy the artists
NAVA Samstag Australian Body Art Festival Bendigo Art Gallery