In This Issue

February 2018

We acknowledge and pay our respect to the many Aboriginal nations across this land, traditional custodians, Elders past and present; in particular the Guringai people of the Eora Nation where Art Almanac has been produced.


The personal accounts from artists in this issue demonstrate the idiosyncrasies of each life lived, and the unity of human experience. We find this in shows which spotlight the human rights to love and seek asylum, in Del Kathryn Barton’s otherworldly creations which can’t turn away from the ‘elemental beats’ of nature, sex and death and in the approach of Franck Gohier, Andrew Hazewinkel and Tony Garifalakis who work from the ground up manipulating materials to trove our collective relationship to place, history and feeling.


NewsBooks – Art Almanac team


Del Kathryn Barton, The Highway is a Disco – Chloe Mandryk
Franck Gohier, A Thousand Miles from Everywhere – Tai Mitsuji
All we can’t see: Illustrating the Nauru Files – Melissa Pesa
Andrew Hazewinkel, Before the Age of the Museum – Pip Mott
Tony Garifalakis, Information Discharge Systems – Camilla Wagstaff
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – Chloe Mandryk

Select exhibition previews