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.


November 2019

Encounters with art can be transformative, and the act of creating a necessary release – from its production to consumption, art is an agent for change. In a time where many people are disempowered we look to art for, as John Kaldor notes on art in public spaces ‘a new reality – evading elitism’. In this issue art and agency are allies. ‘New Woman’ brings the herstory of Brisbane female artists into the spotlight. The artists in ‘Flat Earth Society’ find new ways to question art via technology and those in ‘Hope Dies Last’ enable a conversation about death to envision a different world.



Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects – Jeremy Eccles
Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism – Melissa Pesa
New Woman – Chloe Mandryk
Flat Earth Society – Emma-Kate Wilson


Cover: Alice Lang, Believe Women, 2018, marbled paper and acrylic on paper. In ‘New Woman’, on view at the Museum of Brisbane, Queensland. Museum of Brisbane Collection. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane, Queensland