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.


December 2019-January 2020

Summer spells idle time, or the chance to reconnect with friends, family and oneself. Art has the potential to encourage this introspection and connection as Kate Mitchell, our cover artist says, art enables us to ‘be a witness to ourselves’. We hope you enjoy these exhibitions, artist opportunities, art news and books sourced Australia-wide which all open a door to human connection and storytelling, particularly exemplified by the artists in ‘Brave new wave’, Therese Ritchie’s solo show, Mitchell’s work at Carriageworks and Louise Weaver’s exhibition in Melbourne that holds a key to a space ‘between’.



Brave new wave: desert women painters – Dr Joseph Brennan
Kate Mitchell, All Auras Touch – Emma-Kate Wilson
Therese Ritchie: burning hearts – Jeremy Eccles
Between appearances: the art of Louise Weaver – Melissa Pesa


Cover: Kate Mitchell, All Auras Touch (artist portrait), 2019. Commissioned by Carriageworks. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Chalk Horse, Sydney and Carriageworks, Sydney