Reviews

An Elliptical Traverse
Exhibition review Inside the visible - Alternative views of 20th Century Art through Women's Eyes Art Gallery of Western Australia 13 February - 6 April 1997
Art & Medicine
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Book review Letters and Liars: Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay Family by Joanna Mendelssohn Angus and Robertson RRP $19.95
Art & Medicine
Search and You Shall Find
Book review Max Germaine's Artists and Galleries on CD Rom Published by Macquarie Multimedia RRP $199 (reviewed by Anna Ward with Julia Farrow vi$copy@wr.com.au)
Art & Medicine
Serious Fun
Book review Absolutely Mardi Gras Jointly published by Doubleday and the Powerhouse Museum 1997 RRP $29.95
Australian Design
Inventive Australia
Book review Know-how, the guide to innovation in Australia Interactive CD Rom published by Powerhouse Publications, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW Macintosh/Windows RRP $99.95
Australian Design
Seeing a Plant: Being a Plant
Exhibition review Stephanie Radok Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide SA 11 September - 6 October 1996
Australian Design
Petals on a Wet Black Bough
Exhibition review In Remembrance of Things Past... Angela Valamanesh Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide SA 18 October - 1 December 1996
Australian Design
Loungeroom of Ideas
Exhibition review Messy and Restless: Helene Czerny, Julie Duffield, Paul Hoban, Terri Hoskin, Derek O'Connor Contemporary Art Centre Adelaide SA 1- 24 November 1996
Australian Design
Out of the Kitchen
Exhibition review Masters Exhibitions 1996 12-28 September: Greg Geraghty, Johnathon Dady, Paul Dryga, Namchou Chitma 10-26 October: Rhonda Wheatland, Amanda Poland, Helen Stacey, Elizabeth Abbott, Brian Lynch 7- 23 November: Greg Fullerton, Danielle O'Brien, Julia McGuire, Harekrishna Bag, University of SA Museum, Adelaide SA
Australian Design
Wanton Fruits
Exhibition review Barbie Kjar Dick Bett Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart Tasmania 26 November - 10 December 1996
Australian Design
Share-house Art
Exhibition review Tasmania art co-op: recent works from Australian Artist-Run Initiatives The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart Tasmania 15 November - 8 December 1996
Australian Design
The Nature of Perception
Exhibition review Howard Taylor: Paintings and Drawings Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth WA 1- 22 September 1996
Australian Design
Space Defined
Exhibition review Jewellery by Brenda Ridgewell, New Collectibles Gallery, East Fremantle WA 20 November - 1 December 1996
Australian Design
The Necessity of Craft ed Lorna Kaino
Book review The Necessity of Craft: Development and Women's Craft Practice in the Asian Pacific Region Edited by Lorna Kaino University of Western Australia Press 1995 RRP $24.95
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia ed David Horton
Book review Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia with companion CD Rom Edited by David Horton Aboriginal Studies Press for AIATSIS RRP $150
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Doin' the Limbo
Exhibition review White Hysteria Curated by Susan Treister Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide South Australia 7 - 30 June 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Whetting the Appetite
Exhibition review State of the Art 4 Biennial survey exhibition curated by Stephanie Radok New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide South Australia 21 April - 12 May 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
The Silence which Howls
Exhibition review Second Look: Prospect Textile Biennial Prospect Gallery 14 April - 5 May 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Funk Junk
Exhibition review Junk Bonds New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide South Australia Touring South Australia and interstate with Visions of Australia 28 June - 28 July 1996.
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Truth, Whose Truth?
Exhibition review Peter Dailey: Prime Time Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery University of Western Australia 17 May - 30 June 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Memories - Macabre and Magic
Exhibition review Aadje Bruce: Domestic Bliss Artplace Claremont Western Australia 9 May -1 June 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Resilient Modernism
Exhibition review Miriam Stannage and Tom Gibbons Goddard de Fiddes Contemporary Art Perth, Western Australia 2- 22 June 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
From the Back Shed
Exhibition review House and Home Anne Neil and Steve Tepper Fremantle Art Centre galleries, grounds and craft shop 25 May - 16 June 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Neo-colonialist Precipice
Exhibition review Secret Places Sieglinde Karl, Hazel Smith, Kate Hamilton, Ron Nagorka Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Touring regional Australia through Contemporary Art Services Tasmania and the national Exhibitions Touring Scheme.
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Touch Don't Touch
Exhibition review Tangibility Claire Barclay, John R Neeson, Stephen Bush & Jan Nelson Plimsoll Gallery and Powder Magazine, Hobart 10 - 31 May 1996
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Like a Chant
Exhibition review Recent Work: Hossein Valamanesh 4-29 October 1995, Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide SA
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
Perverse Desire?
Exhibition review Mail Order (for Women): Di Barrett 14 Sept - 8 October 1995, EAF [Experimental Art Foundation] Adelaide, South Australia
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
Light Works
Exhibition review Some Pictures from a Somniloquist's Diary Tony Trembath 1 November - 26 November 1995 Greenaway Gallery Adelaide SA
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
The Virtual in Hand
Exhibition review Armorial: Dianne Longley 8 September - 3 October 1995 Adelaide Central Gallery, SA
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
Obsession
Exhibition review Emergence: Arthur Russell 15 October - 12 November 1995 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, WA
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
Distilling Poetry
Exhibition review Fremantle Print Awards 8 September - 15 October 1995 Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
Everchanging Vindication
Exhibition review I won't wish I will: Pippin Drysdale 28 September - 8 October 1995 The Door Exhibition Space Fremantle, WA
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
When You Get Behind Closed Doors
Exhibition review Home: Body Pat Brassington, Kathryn Faludi, Mary Scott, Heather B Swann, Jennifer Spinks 21 September - 13 October 1995 Carnegie Room Town Hall Hobart, Tasmania
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
The Many Tongues of Textiles
Exhibition review Tradition, Cloth, Meaning: Contemporary Textiles Curated by Sara Lindsay 17 September - 7 October 1995 Long Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania
Men's Business: Masculinities Reflected
Ethereal Days
Exhibition review Defrosting Familiar Tales Jo Crawford, Bev Hogg Jam Factory Gallery Adelaide South Australia 7 July - 27 August 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Reathing, Writhing and Fainting in Coils: Richard Grayson
Exhibition review Received Richard Grayson Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide South Australia 12 July - 6 August 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Inflecting the Museum
Exhibition review Litteraria Simryn Gill and Robert MacPherson Artists in residence at the South Australian Museum 16 September - 31 December 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Making and Breaking
Exhibition review Cross Fibre Lia Gill Pam Lofts and NT women working with fibre 24 Hour Art Darwin, Northern Territory 18 August - 2 September 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Monstrous Change Observed
Exhibition review Forrest Place During the Time of the Fly Plague and Other Paintings 1993-1995 Thomas Horeau Perth Western Australia
Taste Meets Kitsch
A Dual Aesthetic
Exhibition Review Patmos Series Paintings Jules Sher Perth Galleries Western Australia
Taste Meets Kitsch
Continuous History
Exhibition review Djalki Wanga: The Land is My Foundation 50 years of Aboriginal Art from Yirrkala Northeast Arnhem Land Northern Territory Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Western Australia July 9 - September 3 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Teaching Aids
Exhibition review Active Agents: Aids Art in Australia Anthony Babicci, Bronwyn Bancroft, Simon Carver, Eddie Hackenberg, Ian Hartley, Leonore Lancaster, David McDiarmid, Ross Moore, Marcus O'Donnell, Scott Redford, Celia Roach, Gary Shinfield, Jackie Stockdale, Andrew Thomas-Clark, Hiram To, Julia Topliss, John Turner, David Urquart Curators Jill Bennett and John Turner University Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston 11 May - 9 June 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Actions Louder Than Words
Exhibition review Beep 'n' Click Entrepot Gallery Tasmanian School of Art Hobart Tasmania 8 - 29 September 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
It's Things That Matter
Book review The Barossa Folk: Germanic Furniture and Craft Traditions in Australia By Noris Ioannou Craftsman House 1995
Taste Meets Kitsch
Memory Staccato
Exhibition review Flight/Flight: Alex Rizkalla Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide SA 27 April - 21 May 1995
The Face
The Realness of Veneer
Exhibition review Stripped Bare: Nicole Ellis Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide SA 22 March - 16 April 1995
The Face
I'm not a Charlatan
Exhibtion review Old Dust and Medical Gas Installation by Shaun Kirby Sym Choon Gallery, Adelaide SA 19 May - 12 June 1995
The Face
Artifice and the Eye
Exhibition review Rob Gutteridge A Few Moments of Gravity Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide SA 23 April - 11 May 1995
The Face
Nikolaus Lang: Evolution
Exhibition review Nikolaus Lang Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Railway Station SA April 1995
The Face
Pretty and Witty and Bright
Exhibition review performance art Relatives/Friends/Victims Safe Chamber One was Vicious Queenbitchery First Site Program, Come Out Festival Lion Arts Theatre 29 -31 March 1995
The Face
Festival Neglects Visual Arts
Review The Festival of Perth March - April 1995 Western Australia
The Face
The Continuing March of Western Australian Sculpture
Exhibition review Sculpture Survey 1995 Gomboc Gallery Middle Swan One Hundred Years of Sculpture 1895-1995 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
The Face
Image Scavenging
Exhibition review Dangerous Liaisons Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart Tasmania 7 April - 30 April 1995
The Face
Building with Bits
The Futures Technology Centre Elizabeth College, cnr of Warwick & Murray Sts, Hobart Design team: Paul Ian (architect), Ian Friend (artist), Sarah Lindsay (artist), Kevin Todd (artist).
The Face
500 Women - Why Stop?
Book review Heritage: the National Women's Art Book edited by Joan Kerr an Art and Australia book published by Craftsman House RRP $150
The Face
Waltzing Through a Post-modernist Minefield
Book review Bad Aboriginal Art: Tradition, Media and Technological Horizons by Eric Michaels Allen and Unwin RRP $29.95
The Face
Art of the Other
Book review Oceanic Art by Nicholas Thomas 1995 London Thames and Hudson's World of Art Series 216 pp 182 illustrations, 26 in colour RRP $22.95
The Face
5 New Publications on South East Asia
Book reviews Vision and Idea - Relooking Modern Malaysian Art by the National Gallery of Malaysia Modern Artists of Malaysia by Piyadasa and Sabapathy Ismail Zain, Retrospective exhibition Skin Trilogy a visual performance event on a futuristic Malaysia Cultural organisations in Southeast Asia by Jenny Lindsay
The Face
That's History
Book review The Killing of History: How a discipline is being murdered by literary critics and social theorists by Keith Windschuttle Macleay Press, 1994 Sydney RRP $39.95
The Face
Contemporary Arts of the South Pacific
Exhibition review Contemporay arts of the South Pacific University of New South Wales Held in the Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Sydney 9 May- 2 June 1995
The Face
Paul Hay Diary
Exhibition review Four Point Bearing: Simon Barley, Paul Hay, Ian Parry and James Smeaton Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 26 December 1994 - 25 February 1995 Artist's journal by Paul Hay
Culture/Agriculture
Robyn Daw on Elsje King
Exhibition review Elsje King: Textiles University Gallery University of Tasmania, Launceston 9 September - 7 October 1994
Culture/Agriculture
Maggie Baxter on High Fibre Diet
Exhibition review High Fibre Diet Fremantle Arts Centre Western Australia 29 October - 4 December 1994
Culture/Agriculture
David Bromfield on Sculpture
Exhibition review The Games Room Stuart Elliott at Lawrence Wilson Art Galley University of Western Australia 21 October - 4 December 1994 Death of a Myth Michelle H Elliot at Gomboc Galleries and Sculpture Park 6 - 27 November 1994
Culture/Agriculture
Margot Osborne on Marijana Tadic
Exhibition review Passionate Habits Marijana Tadic Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia 11 November - 4 December 1994
Culture/Agriculture
Ingrid Day on Phil Mullaly
Exhibition review Other Refuge Have I None Phil Mullaly New Land Gallery 16 November - 30 December 1994
Culture/Agriculture
Cate Jones on Photography
Exhibition review Lifeworks: Aboriginal women photographed in action and at work by Aboriginal women photographers Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Adelaide South Australia 7 October - 4 December 1994
Culture/Agriculture
Kay Aldenhoven on Annie Taylor
Exhibition review Doggone: Goddog: godingo: dingod Works by Annie Taylor 24 Hour Art Darwin, Northern Territory 21 October - 5 November 1994
Culture/Agriculture
Mark Stephens on 600,000 Hours
Exhibition review 600,000 Hours (mortality) exhibitions Experimental Art Foundation Adelaide South Australia 15 September - 4 December 1994
Culture/Agriculture
No Drop City: Contemporary Australian Architecture
Book review Contemporary Australian Architecture Graham Jahn Photography by Scott Frances Basel/East Roseville: Gordon and Breach International/Craftsman House 1994 241 pp
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Indecent Exposures and Dissonance: Two New Books from Catriona Moore
Book reviews Indecent Exposures: Twenty years of Australian Feminist Photography By Catriona Moore Allen & Unwin in association with the Power Institute of Fine Arts 206 pp $21.95 Dissonance: Feminism and the Arts 1970 -90 Edited by Catriona Moore Allen & Unwin in association with Artspace 308 pp $21.95
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
A Paradigm Exhibition
Exhibition review Perpetual Motion: Aboriginal Strategies for rejigging art and technology Curated by David Kerr and Doreen Mellor Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide South Australia 8 July - 14 August 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Symmetry: Craft Meets Kindred Trades and Professions
Exhibition review Symmetry: Crafts and Kindred Trades and Professions Curated by Kevin Murray University of South Australian Art Museum 8 September - 8 October 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Monstrous Gorgeous
Exhibition review Monstrous Gorgeous Curated by Virginia Barratt Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide, South Australia 8 July - 7 August 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Fania
Exhibition review Fania Curated by Erica Green University of South Australia Art Museum 28 July - 27 August 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Chris Hopewell
Exhibition review Chris Hopewell: New works Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia 2 September - 16 October 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
19th Fremantle Print Award
Exhibition review The Nineteenth Fremantle Print Award Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia 9 September - 23 October 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Familiarity? Re-Examining Australian Suburbia
Exhibition review Familiarity? Re-examining Australian Suburbia Mikala Dwyer, Michele Beevors, Glen Clarke, Elizabeth Woods, Tony Schwenson and Aleks Danko Curated by Brian Parkes Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania 23 September - 16 October 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Crossovers - Site Works and Symposium
Exhibition review Crossovers: Site works and symposium Tasmanian School of Art and various locations, Launceston, Tasmania 26 September - 2 October 1994
Art & Death: Facing Mortality
Suzanne Treister
Exhibition review Q. Would you recognise a Virtual Paradise? and other paintings Suzanne Treister Contemporary Art Centre South Australia 29 March - 24 April 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Jun Davila
Exhibition review Imperfect Drawings Juan Davila Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide South Australia 11 May - 1 June 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Sue Lorraine
Exhibition review em/body recent work by Sue Lorraine Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre South Australia 13 May - 25 June 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Julie Blyfield
Exhibition review Memento celebration sentimentality Contemporary jewellery by Julie Blyfield Jam Factory Gallery 8 April - 29 May 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Kate Breakey
Exhibition review Laws of Physics/Principles of Mathematics Kate Breakey Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre South Australia 8 April - 7 May 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Still Looking at the Billboard
Exhibition review Aroha Terrace, Forestville June 1994 In the last issue of Artlink 9Vol 14 No 2 - the art of survival) we looked at an innovative art program being run in Adelaide. The 1994 bilboard project at Aroha Terrace Forestville continued until the end of the year, with different artists represented each month.
Sydney: The Big Shift
Contemporary Aboriginal Art - Flinders University Art Museum
Exhibition review Looking Towards the Future: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Flinders University Art Museum South Australia 13 May - 24 June 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Absence of Evidence - Fremantle Art Centre
Exhibition review Absence of Evidence Fremantle Arts Centre Western Australia 15 May - 26 June 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
Visualising Masculinities - Claremont School of Art
Exhibition review Visualising Masculinities Claremont School of Art Perth Western Australia 20 May - 15 June 1994
Sydney: The Big Shift
What's Worth Showing? - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition review What's worth Showing? Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston Tasmania
Sydney: The Big Shift
Constructing Space - Plimsoll Gallery
Exhibition review Constructing space Plimsoll Gallery Tasmanian School of Art Hobart, Tasmania 13 March - 6 June
Sydney: The Big Shift
Jemmy Caution
Exhibition review Jemmy Mehmet Adil, Craige Andrae, Johnnie Dadie, Simryn Gill, Richard Grayson, Linda Marie Walker, Paul Hewson, Shaun Kirby, David O'Halloran, Bronia Iwanczak, Andrew Petrusevics, Bronwyn Platten, George Popperwell, Jyanni Steffensen, Steve Wigg Curated by Alan Cruikshank Ebenezer Studios Basement February 18 - March 13 1994
The Art of Survival
The Case of the Cigarette and the Egg
Review Women and sexuality in Asian-Pacific Cinema Media Resource Centre Adelaide South Australia February 26 - March 11 1994
The Art of Survival
Festival of Perth: Visual Arts a Shadow of Their Former Selves
Review A sad thing has happened to the once vibrant visual arts component of the Festival of Perth - the oldest arts festival in Australia. It has become tired if not downright tiresome. The whole event needs a good shake - up.
The Art of Survival
Aboriginal Art Exhibitions in Western Australia
Review The Festival of Perth presented two major exhibitions of Western Australian Aboriginal art Bush Women at the Fremantle Arts Centre and This is my country at the exciting new exhibition venue 'Artplace' in Claremont.
The Art of Survival
The Green and the Wild
Exhibition review Dark Nature Anne MacDonald and David Stephenson Dick Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania 3 - 22 March 1994
The Art of Survival
Designs on Shopping
Exhibition review 4 Seasons - Objects that Contain Plimsoll Gallery University of Tasmania Centre for the Arts March 4 - 27 1994
The Art of Survival
Missing in Action
Book review Body and self: Performance Art in Australia 1969 -1992 By Anne Marsh Oxford University Press Australia 1993
The Art of Survival
A View of the Perennials
Book review Contemporary Sculpture in Australian Gardens By Ken Scarlett Craftsman House 1993
The Art of Survival
Bad Girls: Institute of Contemporary Art London
Review Bad Girls: Institute of Contemporary Art London 7 October - 5 December 1993. Using glamour, virginity and stardom to attract as wide an audience as possible to a show of supposedly anarchic women artists all hoping to confront notions of sexuality and gender was a smart, if questionable, move....
Art & the Feminist Project
Sight Lines
Book review: Sight Lines Women's art and Feminist Perspectives in Australia Sandy Kirby Craftsman House Sydney 1992 RRP $75
Art & the Feminist Project
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