In This Issue

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.


April 2020

‘There is something unfathomable and profound about the human endeavour to make or represent something.’ – Teelah George

In this issue, we explore the spectrum of this mysterious process. David Noonan enjoys the enigma, reflecting, ‘favourite artworks are like songs’, ‘they affect you — but you don’t need to understand exactly why.’ Whereas Mavis Ngallametta’s paintings tell the micro and macro stories of her family’s Country and Giselle Stanborough, Frances Barett and Sally Rees share diverse personal issues from the body, to surveillance and feminism. As Rees says in reference to the precedent set by artist Katthy Cavaliere, ‘it’s an I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours approach.’


David Noonan, Stagecraft – Dr Joseph Brennan
Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship – Emma-Kate Wilson
Mavis Ngallametta, Show Me The Way to Go Home – Jeremy Eccles
Teelah George, The Boxer. Is the lover presenting the flower. Is the naked motif .– Chloe Mandryk

Cover: Teelah George, The boxer, Is the lover with the flower, Is the naked motif, 2019-2020, thread, linen and bronze, 180 x 150cm. Photograph: Bo Wong. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney