In This Issue

July 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.

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.

NewsBooks – Art Almanac team


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

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Cover: John Mawurndjul, Ngalyod, c.1981, earth pigments on stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta), 120 x 61.5 x 30cm. Berndt Museum Collection, The University of Western Australia, Perth
© John Mawurndjul/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018
Photograph: Berndt Museum. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia