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.
As information and ignorance jostle for position, art questions perception and plays a role in record making. Our celebrated cover artist, Tony Albert debuts new work in glass from his ongoing series ‘Brothers’ which highlights the discrimination and violence Aboriginal people face. With the perceived fragility but inherent strength of glass, Albert explores the connectedness of us as humans. Darcey Bella Arnold’s new works are also personal and explore ground between the neurotypical and neurodivergent. Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu’s practice occupies ‘everywhen’ a personalised coexistence of past, present and future. Ultimately ‘intuition leads the way’ for Miranda Skoczek despite gathering a motley of references from iconography to books, Instagram, films and eBay in response to her real-world surroundings. ‘Conflict in My Outlook’ also draws on the oversaturation of data and where it lands in the private, public and commercial realm – a new frontier for perception and record.
The team at Art Almanac extend a big thank you to the galleries and artists who supported this issue for July and August.
Tony Albert, Duty of Care – Chloe Mandryk
Darcey Bella Arnold, me say edit be – Soo-Min Shim
the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu – Jeremy Eccles
Conflict in My Outlook – Melissa Pesa
Miranda Skoczek, Floating Moons and Dizzying Hues – Alice Dingle
Tony Albert, Brother (The invisible prodigal son) II, 2020, glass, digital print glass decal, lead, painted steel
Photograph: Brenton McGeachie
Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Canberra Glassworks, Australian Capital Territory