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Jaynie Anderson

Cross-cultural encounters by Jaynie Anderson

November 2006, no. 286 01 November 2006
An exhibition with considerable radical chic, Cook’s Pacific Encounters, currently at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, has stimulated a series of cross-cultural debates at an international conference on the collections made by Captain James Cook and his fellow voyagers (arranged by the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Canberra, on July 28). Although there were several centuries of ... (read more)

Jaynie Anderson reviews ‘The Outsider: A Portrait of Ursula Hoff’ by Colin Holden

September 2009, no. 314 01 September 2009
At first glance, the life of an art historian, often depressed in the latter decades of her life, might not yield a compelling book. But Colin Holden’s perusal of Ursula Hoff’s previously unknown diaries has produced a passionate and valuable portrayal of a scholar wrestling with the challenge of buying works of art for the National Gallery of Victoria, in London. The biography is based on Hof ... (read more)

'How ignorant we are' by Jaynie Anderson

November 2007, no. 296 01 November 2007
As convenor of the 32nd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (January 2008), I have become increasingly aware of what others want to know about Australia and of the gaps in our agenda. It is equally clear that there is much that we do very well that is not yet recognised internationally. What do Australian museums collect, and what sort of future are they creating for art ... (read more)

Jaynie Anderson reviews 'Albert Tucker' by Gavin Fry

October 2006, no. 285 01 October 2007
Handsomely illustrated, beautifully produced and authoritatively written, Gavin Fry’s monograph on Albert Tucker aims to establish him as an important artist within the Australian twentieth-century canon. Fry begins his introduction with the statement that Tucker ‘was a man who inspired strong feelings and his work likewise required the viewer to make a stand. Many found his work difficult, so ... (read more)