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I’ve got some reports to hand in. For YOU to mark. I’m hoping you won't fail me - a pass is all I’m asking.
What have you heard about how the economic meltdown is affecting the visual arts market? The first place to look is auction house results and we are getting a fairly clear message.
Visual artists will be feeling an uncomfortable mixture of anticipation and disappointment about the biggest news around: Arts Minister Peter Garrett's announcement last Thursday of the terms of an Australian Resale Royalty scheme. It should have precipitated undiluted joy...
Since well before the last election, you have been hearing contesting views about the Government's promise to introduce an Australian artists' resale royalty rights scheme. So you must be wondering where it’s at. Pending the imminent drafting of the legislation, in mid September, a delegation of art industry representatives will be meeting in Canberra with politicians and department heads to press
All these pear-shaped activities have come to pass because of one of my life’s greatest achievements to date: a group exhibition in Sydney!
The contemporary galleries in Paris seem to be doing a replay of abstract expressionism (the current show at the Centre Pompidou uses this part of the collection) and perhaps a little contemporary Chinese realism is creeping in given the Olympic timetable that is upon the world.
I have started to make a drawing or perhaps a paper sculpture from my collaged drawings of the broken statues.
The arts seems to be much in the news of late. While not all of it is what we would prefer to hear, good things may come out of it, so let's be optimistic!
It's been interesting here of late. I've honed a much faster working system which, while being very handy, has left me with a lot more idle time at work. It has also allowed me the time to work on several different concepts and colour schemes.
For those of us who harbour secret Indiana Jones-inspired fantasies of discovering an ancient artefact or tomb but aren’t quite ready to commit to dropping everything to go traipsing around the globe in search of them, let me tell you a little about anonymous photograph collecting.
One of the things I have found incredibly hard in working on my side project – Miss Blimey – whilst also working full-time on the amazing Desktop magazine, trying to have some kind of social life and playing Roller Derby (look it up – it's lots of fun) is following up on the 'actions' I have taken not only in promoting my 'brand' but also in the creation and marketing of products for my 'brand'.
Finally to the Cité des Arts. A wonderful location in the 4eme arrondissement. A short stroll to nearly anything your heart desires. Artists from around the world making music, writing books, and lots of drawings and some printmaking and videos thrown into the mix.
The contribution of the Chinese-Australian community to Australia is immense – incalculable even. Seven hundred thousand Australians claim Chinese heritage and the Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney are the largest outside China.
In the midst of the media frenzy over naked children in art, it is perhaps important to consider what we stand to lose if the zealots have their way.
I won’t be turning on the t.v. this weekend, because I haven’t had a good creative workout in a while. I’ve been lazy, uninspired, and creatively unfit. The last month or so, I would really have appreciated the services of an artistic personal trainer!
I am hoping to combine the lights and the politics of my recent research and exhibitions in the High Arctic with the notions of Paris: City of Light, to create an architectural installation work that can play with ice and light.
Joseph Chilton Pearce was quoted in The Artist’s Way as saying: “To live a creative life we must learn to lose our fear of being wrong”. I read this quote months ago and it has rolled around in my mind like a hard toffee does in your mouth. And I believe it. I do.
After the most remarkable media frenzy over the censoring of Bill Henson's artwork, things are beginning to the calm down. In reviling the artworks, the Prime Minister has made it clear that he is only expressing a personal opinion. The Classification Board has rated Henson's most contentious work as PG. The Director of Public Prosecutions has advised that charges should not be laid either against
Jo Spurling, editor of Desktop magazine, reports back on the trials and tribulations of holding your own exhibition.
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