Tag Archives: Nicolas Rothwell

Rothwell’s Half-Empty Glass

Is death the cruel twist at the end of life?  Or the redemptive final act that glorifies us in its transcendence, seizing immortality from the jaws of extinction?  At least since the waning of the Middle Ages, and most certainly … Continue reading

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Interior Monologues

I first encountered Nicolas Rothwell at Yirrkala in 2005.  Not in person; that didn’t happen until almost two years later, in Darwin, at Raft Artspace.  Rather, the encounter came while I was visiting the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre just days after … Continue reading

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Contemporary (Aboriginal) Art, History and Criticism

In my post from a week ago (“Art News on the Web“), I noted with appreciation the return of Nicholas Rothwell to the art beat at The Australian. Since then, Rothwell has published two more significant pieces in that newspaper’s pages. … Continue reading

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April Books, Part 2: Varieties of History

Every time I try to read something that Keith Windschuttle has written, I end up, at least metaphorically, throwing the book across the room in disgust. Later, trudging across the metaphorical room to pick the book up, I wonder what … Continue reading

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Adventures in Central Australia, Mostly (Further Readings)

May was a good month for traveling. I spent ten or so hours en route from the East Coast to Denver by air, a journey roughly equivalent to flying from Sydney to maybe Hall’s Creek in distance. Another ten coming … Continue reading

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“Scams in the Desert” Reaches the Opinion Pages

The Australian for March 7 has followed up Rothwell’s Weekend article with an editorial opinion. The most striking argument they present, in my mind, is the case against government intervention, citing the long history of well-intentioned and sometimes even morally appropriate solutions–equal pay for Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Rothwell’s Gauntlet

If you haven’t seen the Weekend Australian yet with Nicholas Rothwell’s blistering article, “Scams in the Desert,” you’ll probably want to check it out soon.It’s a topic I sometimes feel I’ve said too much about already, the sad story of the treatment … Continue reading

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Nicolas Rothwell on Mawurndjul in Europe

Today’s Australian (January 19) has an article by Nicolas Rothwell entitled “How the West was won over,” on the reaction in Europe to John Mawurndjul’s retrospective at the Museum Tinguely in Basel (and now at Sprengel in Hannover). Thanks to Glenn for … Continue reading

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