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.
Imparting insight into that which is new, foreign or forgotten is a keystone of contemporary art. From John Mawurndjul’s crosshatched bark paintings visualising Kuninjku traditions to Kristian Laemmle- Ruff’s photographic dissection of the Woomera Prohibited Area, the stories in these pages cast new light on our world. Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge excavate the fraught history of Burrangong, while Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni take us to a distant post-earth future, offering glimpses into the unfamiliar, unknown and unthinkable.
John Mawurndjul, I am the old and the new – Jeremy Eccles Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni, The Unmanned, Part Two – Roslyn Helper Amanda Marburg – Naomi Riddle Kristian Laemmle-Ruff, Woomera – Melissa Pesa Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge, The Burrangong Affray – Vanessa Low My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid– Elli Walsh