Category Archives: Visual Arts

“Australia” at the Royal Academy, London: A definitive response

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 … Continue reading

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Australia Council report “dispels the simple dichotomy that has art on one side and commerce on the other” (@unsungsongs)

Your correspondent has read the OzCo Executive Summary. But geez, the report runs to 101 pages so don’t expect a review. . The @unsungsongs article is here: Your correspondent, too, has difficulty with the view that a difference … Continue reading

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In Defence of Ron Mueck and His Audience

Ron Mueck’s show, recently on view in Melbourne is shortly to open in Brisbane. A recent advertisement prompted a revisit to some earlier unresolved thoughts. Christopher Allen commenting in The Australian on the Ron Mueck exhibition at the National Gallery … Continue reading

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