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.
We recently witnessed one of the greatest examples of an artist breaking ‘the rules’, and creating something in the process. Australia boasts a strong set of rogues as well. Noŋgirrŋa Marawili’s limitations free her, ‘The painting I do is not sacred – it is my own designs from the outside.’ Amorphous wall pieces by Stevie Fieldsend explore how the body and materials know no bounds. We reflect on the life of Mirka Mora whose fantasy coloured our reality. Artists in group shows ‘The Commute’ and ‘Possible Dream Theory #2’ embrace the entanglement and multiplicity of personal experiences from living culture to dreams.
The Commute – Soo-Min Shim
Mirka Mora: Pas De Deux – Drawing and Dolls – Melissa Pesa
Possible Dream Theory #2 – Emma-Kate Wilson
Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, from my heart and mind – Jeremy Eccles
Stevie Fieldsend, hereafter – Eleanor Zeichner
Stevie Fieldsend, hereafter i, 2018, paper, pleated polyester textile on canvas, Tasmanian Oak, 51 x 34 x 4cm
Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery, Sydney