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Peter Haynes

Peter Haynes is a curator, writer and visual arts historian. In 1981, he became Curator at the (then) Canberra School of Art and went on to become Curator of the Parliament House Art Collection, the Nolan Gallery, ACT Museums and Galleries, and the University of Canberra art collection. Currently he is a Consultant Curator, Writer, Art Historian and Heritage Advisor and Artistic Director, Strathnairn Arts Association. He is currently an art critic for The Canberra Times.

Peter Haynes reviews 'Lying About the Landscape' edited by Geoff Levitus

February–March 1998, no. 198 01 February 1998
The landscape has been seen (and continues to be seen) as a potent ingredient (the most potent?) in the construction of a national myth, in the determination of an identity which we can call ‘Australian’. The question of identity is a difficult area in which to delve but it is one which has elicited much critical debate and as many views as there are voices. Lying About the Landscape is exempl ... (read more)