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Issue 290, June, 2016


   01 Return and revival in ‘He Nae  kea: Bound Together’ by Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira, Honolulu

Ahu‘ula (feather cloak), late 18th century, plant fibre, feathers, 145cm length, 220cm width; gift of Lord St Oswald, 1912; image courtesy Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

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   02 Conundrums for curators: Pacific art at the APT by Susan Cochrane, Brisbane

Angela Tiatia, Walking the wall, 2014, video still; from ‘An Inventory of Gestures’ series; single-channel HD video: 16:9, 13 mins duration (looped), colour, sound; edition 2/8, purchased th... more >


   03 The concept of absence: Luke Willis Thompson’s Sucu Mate by Andrea Bell, Brisbane/Auckland

Luke Willis Thompson, Sucu Mate / Born Dead, 2016, installation view, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, 2016; image courtesy the artist and Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland; photo: Alex North

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   04 Pieces of infinity by Ruha Fifita, Haveluloto

Robin White and Ruha Fifita working on ngatu with a women’s group at Haveluloto village, Tongatapu, October 2011; photo: Bruce Foster

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   05 Re-imagining Papua New Guinea by James Morrison, Melbourne

James Morrison, Building Goroka, 2016, oil on linen, 91 x 91cm; image courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney


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   06 Primitive accumulation: Nicholas Mangan’s Limits to Growth by Dylan Rainforth, Melbourne

Nicholas Mangan, Limits to Growth, 2016, installation views (Bitcoin rig in the basement of Monash University Museum of Art), co-commissioned by Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, a... more >


   07 Embassies of resistance: The 20th Biennale of Sydney by Chaitanya Sambrani, Sydney

Taro Shinoda, Abstraction of Confusion, 2016, installation view, 20th Biennale of Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2016; clay, pigment, ochre, tatami mats, dimensions variable; ... more >


   08 ‘Winsome Jobling: the nature of paper’: Solo, survey or retrospective exhibition? by Anita Angel, Darwin

Winsome Jobling, Playsuit, 1996, banana paper and zipper, 256.5 x 100 x 1cm; Plaid dress, 1996, watermarked banana paper, 248.5 x 113.5 x 15.5cm; Brocade gown, 1996, banana pap... more >


   09 Material shift: ‘200 Years of Australian Fashion’ at the NGV by Sally Gray, Melbourne

200 Years of Australian Fashion, exhibition view of the Department Store room, NGV Australia, Melbourne, 2016; photo: Wayne Taylor

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   10 Coming of age: ‘ephemeral traces’ at UQ Art Museum by Jane Somerville, Brisbane

Barbara Campbell, … Cutting off your nose to spite your face, 1984, synthetic polymer paint and screenprint on aluminium plate, 76.1 x 56cm, University of Queensland collection, purchased 19... more >


   11 New interpretations: Wanarn Painters of Place and Time by Patrick Hutchings, Melbourne

Neville Niypula McArthur, Lake Baker, 2012, acrylic on board, 38 x 30.5cm, private collection

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   12 Bea Maddock 1934 – 2016 by Daniel Thomas, Tasmania

Bea Maddock, Four finger exercise for two hands, 1982, photo-etched linocut, printed in process colour, from four blocks; 53.4 x 46.9cm (printed image), 76.6 x 58.4cm (sheet); National Galle... more >


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