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.


February 2020


Water is life and our planet is dying. This month’s cover by Misklectic spotlights the fragility of our environment and how human actions are hurting Mother Nature. Our first issue of 2020 is marked by prizing intuition in art, including connection to nature, mortality and the relationship to our bodies in the performance work of Mike Parr who traverses all categories, in group exhibitions ‘Pleasure’ and ‘Sublime Sea’, and the conceptual and material poetry of Ildiko Kovacs and Kate Baker whose lyricism and layering pursue personal truth.



Sublime Sea: Rapture and Reality – Kirsty Francis
Kate Baker, Sublimate – Vanessa Low
Pleasure – Dr Joseph Brennan
Ildiko Kovacs, Two Grounds – Eleanor Zeichner
Mike Parr, The Eternal Opening – Melissa Pesa

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside this issue…


Cover: Misklectic, Pudica, 2019, gypsum, resin, pigment, 1800 x 50 x 50cm. Commissioned by Art, Not Apart, Australian Capital Territory. Courtesy the artist