Tag Archives: Exhibitions

Photos from Desert Mob 2013

September has returned once again and along with the first stirrings of spring in Australia, there’s plenty of color to be had at Desert Mob 2013.  Some photographs have begun to appear on Facebook pages, including this set from the … Continue reading

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Earth Works

Recently, thanks to curator Christine Nicholls, I received a copy of the catalog from the 2012 exhibition Earth Works: contemporary Indigenous Australian ceramic art (Flinders University City Gallery, 2012).  The show had a lamentably short run of six weeks in … Continue reading

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Strong Women at Tandanya

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I’ve been lucky enough to receive a fine set of photographs of the exhibition Strong Women Strong Painting Strong Culture: Aboriginal Women’s Art of the Central and Western Deserts from the Sims Dickson Collection, now entering its final week on show at Tandanya – … Continue reading

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Happy Thirtieth!

In last week’s post on the Salon des Refusés, I congratulated Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone for bringing back to Darwin’s awards season the sense of adventure and surprise that I used to receive regularly from the National Aboriginal and Torres … Continue reading

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The Salon des Refusés

To paraphrase the old saw about the weather, everybody talks about the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, but nobody does anything about it.  OK, that’s harsh.  MAGNT has been under disturbing pressure for years now (and not … Continue reading

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Make It New / Make It Now

On July 12, at the opening of the final weekend of the Crossing Cultures exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, Henry Skerritt came into town from Pittsburgh to join me in a conversation that Henry aptly titled (appropriating a … Continue reading

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Wally Caruana @ Crossing Cultures

Last weekend we were again in Toledo, Ohio, for a series of events related to Crossing Cultures.  The Toledo Museum of Art is now led by Brian Kennedy, formerly the Director at the NGA from 1997 to 2004 and afterwards … Continue reading

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My Country: I Still Call Australia Home @ GoMA

This week, thanks to my long-time Brisbane correspondent Glenn Manser, I have a set of photographs from the new exhibition of Indigenous art at the Gallery of Modern Art.  My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures at the Toledo Museum of Art

“You’ve captured the imagination of a twelve-year-old boy,” his father said with some pride. Of all the memorable things I heard during the past weekend when Crossing Cultures opened at the Toledo Museum of Art, that is the quotation that … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures / Toledo Museum of Art Slideshow

Here is a selection of photographs of the installation of Crossing Cultures from the Toledo Museum of Art, shot on the opening day, April 12, 2013.  I wasn’t able to capture every angle and image and artwork included in the … Continue reading

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