Art

Maria Zagala: A Beautiful Line

Justin Clemens
16 November 2011

Adelaide’s impressive collection of prints

Justin Clemens

 

A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi
by Maria Zagala
Art Gallery of South Australia, $45 pb, 490 pp, 9781921656705

 

One of the notable things about living in a small c ... More

Helen Ennis: Frank Hurley's Antarctica

Isobel Crombie
16 November 2011

Polar pioneer

Isobel Crombie

 

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica
by Helen Ennis
National Library of Australia, $24.95 hb, 141 pp, 9780642276988

 

In the relatively small field of Australian photographic publishing, Frank Hurley has attracted more than his sh ... More

Vivien Johnson: Once Upon a Time in Papunya

Ian McLean
16 November 2011

The force of Dreaming

Ian McLean

 

Once Upon a Time in Papunya
by Vivien Johnson
New South, $34.95 pb, 400 pp, 9781742230078

 

The most widely known story of Australian art is about the beginnings of Papunya Tula. It has, says Vivien Johnson, been ‘r ... More

Peter Ward: Khai Liew

Wendy Walker
15 November 2011

Refined restraint

Wendy Walker

 

Khai Liew
by Peter Ward
Wakefield Press, $45 hb, 104 pp, 9781862548954

 

An appropriately elegant publication, Khai Liew is the eleventh in the Wakefield Press series of monographs on South Australian artists, ... More

Alison Carroll: The Revolutionary Century; and Sarah Bond, Alison Carroll, and Claire Watson (eds): Every 23 Days

Peter Hill
15 November 2011

Exchanges in a two-way street

Peter Hill

 

The Revolutionary Century: Art in Asia 1900–2000
by Alison Carroll
Macmillan Art Publishing, $99 hb, 208 pp, 9781921394171

 

Every 23 Days: 20 Years Touring Asia
edited by Sarah Bo ... More

Robyn Maxwell: Life, Death and Magic

Carol Cains
15 November 2011

Spirits

Carol Cains

 

Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art
by Robyn Maxwell
National Gallery of Australia, $69.95 hb, 256 pp, 9780642334152

 

Imagine living in a world also inhabited by the spirits of the ancestors, whose ... More

Rob Haysom: Arnold Shore

Felicity St John Moore
15 November 2011

Immediate landscapes

Felicity St John Moore

 

Arnold Shore: Pioneer Modernist
by Rob Haysom
Macmillan Art Publishing, $99 hb, 144 pp, 9781921394249

 

Arnold Shore: Pioneer Modernist, by Rob Haysom, fills in the gap between late Impressionism, ... More

Matthew Richardson: The West and the Map of the World

John Thompson
15 November 2011

The decline and career of the West

John Thompson

 

The West and the Map of the World: A Reappraisal of the Past
by Matthew Richardson
Miegunyah Press, $69.99 hb, 278 pp, 9780522856071

 

Placed on a coffee table – its likely destination – this hands ... More

Richard Beresford: Victorian Visions

Christopher Menz
15 November 2011

No ordinary collector

Christopher Menz

 

Victorian Visions: Nineteenth-Century Art from the John Schaeffer Collection
by Richard Beresford
Art Gallery of New South Wales, $45 pb, 175 pp, 97817417405578

 

For an Australian collector to have amassed one ... More

Catherine Speck (ed.): Heysen to Heysen

Christopher Menz
24 October 2011

Hans and Nora

Christopher Menz

 

Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen
edited by Catherine Speck
National Library of Australia, $49.95 pb, 358 pp, 9780642277305

 

A thirty-year correspondence between two Australian artists i ... More

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