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.


July 2019

We view solo shows from contemporary artists whose painting is an aperture to what lies beyond, be that labour, a politicised identity, the architecture of space or the beauty of nature. Vincent Namatjira places himself at the centre of his pictorial world as Tristen Harwood writes, with an ‘acute attention to materiality and bodily presence’. The makings of art and subjectivity of the creator is also a provocation for Lucina Lane, Kael Stasce and Mary Tonkin.

Select exhibition previews

Vincent Namatjira, Coming to America
– Tristen Harwood
Lucina Lane – Eleanor Zeichner
Mary Tonkin, Ramble – Melissa Pesa
Kael Stasce, Art Show – Rosalind Lemoh

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside this issue…

Cover: Vincent Namatjira, Self Portrait (Miami Beach 1), 2019, acrylic on linen, 122 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist, Iwantja Arts, South Australia and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne