In This Issue

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the many Aboriginal nations across this land, traditional custodians, Elders past and present; in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we work.

June 2024

Representation/abstraction; information/redaction; expression/interpretation; proportion/dimension; appropriation/manipulation; production/exhibition . . . and so on. The artworld is full of suffixes denoting ‘action’. Free from restrictions and pushing boundaries of medium, subject and form, art can move, speak, protest, as well as seize the moment, absorb the silence, and accept.

In this issue, Archie Moore maps his own history and identity with thousands of ancestral names documented in the vulnerability of chalk, representing the atrocities inflicted upon First Nations communities. Wendy Sharpe celebrates the human condition in her drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptural forms, and site-specific wall murals with live artmaking. Lee Salomone transforms existing objects and lived moments into contemporary artefacts, othering new spatial and visual contexts and exploring cultural identity and experiences in an effort to understand the unknown. Michelle Hamer voices the silenced in her latest series of silkscreens, monoprints and handstitched works, exposing censorship, dismissive language and medical and gender gaslighting.

– Melissa Peša, Editor


Art Almanac is Australia’s leading monthly guide to what’s happening in the arts from exhibitions and events to studio life, books, artist opportunities, and services. June includes $980K in art prizes/funding, 500+ galleries, and 600+ artists: Archie Moore, Wendy Sharpe, Lee Salomone . . .

Contents

Art in Australia

News:
Sydney Film Festival
RISING, Melbourne
Woodend Winter Arts Festival
Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition
National Indigenous Art Fair

Featured Exhibition:
Archie Moore’s kith and kin – Tahney Fosdike
Art is a Monster: The two worlds of Wendy Sharpe – Victoria Hynes

Featured Artist:
Lee Salomone proposes a site for growth

What’s on near me:
Enjoy our curated selection of must-see exhibitions across Australia this month

Art & Industry

Artist Opportunities
Awards
Art Auction Houses
Submissions and Proposals
Materials
Services
Consultants and Valuers
Member Organisations
Training

What’s On

Gallery Index
Melbourne
Victoria
Sydney
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Tasmania
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory
Queensland
Artist Index


 

Cover image:
Archie Moore, kith and kin (detail), 2024, Australia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2024
Photograph: Andrea Rossetti
© the artist
Courtesy the artist and The Commercial, Sydney

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