Art Essays

Newsletter 279

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 Art Essays, Newsletter,

It’s the NSW State elections this weekend and the arts lobby has finally been baring its teeth, although in political terms you should think hamster rather than tiger. We’re always hearing what great communicators the arts people are, but for the most part the conversations occur within small cliques, not in the public arena. For me, […]

Art Essays

Newsletter 278

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 Art Essays, Newsletter,

After a week in New York I feel like I’ve been away for a month. Perhaps it’s the result of going from heat to cold and back to the heat – and first day back was really hot. It might also be due to my rather desperate NY gallery-going, as I tried to see everything of […]

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Newsletter 272

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 Art Essays, Newsletter,

Although Australia often seems to ape the United States in the most abject fashion there are a few significant points of difference. This may not have occurred to our buffoon of a Prime Minister who thinks that wearing a baseball cap and eating a meat pie will make him look like a man of the […]

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Newsletter 271

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 Art Essays, Newsletter,

Back in Sydney, where I’m greeted by the news that the NSW Opposition has come out decisively against moving the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta. This makes me feel a little upstaged, as I’ve written a plea to the Opposition Leader, Michael Daly, in the forthcoming issue of Artist Profile, asking him for just such a […]

Art Essays

Newsletter 270

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 Art Essays, Newsletter,

Still travelling, and still scrambling with deadlines, I’m now in Taipei for the inaugural Dangdai art fair. Of all the contemporary art fairs in the world this one seems to have had the smoothest of launches. Director, Magnus Renfrew, has been-there-and-done-that with the early version of the Hong Kong art fair, which has now grown […]