In This Issue

August 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.

‘People power’ underscores the approaches and exhibitions in this issue. Of course artists need an audience, but community and collaboration is also critical to its development. Elizabeth Kelly meets experts outside of her discipline, Keg de Souza’s installation doubles as an educational realm, Khaled Sababi is an advocate for the universality of daily life and Eric Bridgeman drew his family into a transformative art experiment. The women in ‘So Fine’ have been inspired by history and Yalingwa’s inaugural show puts happiness first.

NewsBooks – Art Almanac team


A Lightness of Spirit Is the Measure of Happiness – Rose Vickers
Khaled Sababi, A Self Portait – Melissa Pesa
So Fine – Zoya Patel
Eric Bridgeman, KALA BÜNG – Natasha Matila-Smith
Elizabeth Kelly, Macrocosmia ­– Chloe Mandryk
Keg De Souza, Common Knowledge and Learning Curves – Tess Maunder

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Cover: Eric Bridgeman, Spak man, 2018, acrylic on plywood, 170 x 60cm
Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Fine Art, Queensland