At last. From Dr Janet McKenzie, art historian, artist and knowledgable member of the Australian diaspora, a definitive and perceptive response to “Australia” at the Royal Academy, London. And a masterful put-down of an arrogant British critical establishment. This essay is also a fitting, though tacit, tribute to Kathleen Soriano, Director of Exhibitions at the RA, without whose tireless commitment over many years, this exhibition would not have happened. Your correspondent was lucky enough to attend the opening of this exhibition and is one who also believes it is a remarkable achievement.
From: Studio International – Visual Art, Design and Architecture – Australia