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ISSUE #13: POWER

 

Does art have any kind of power in multi-levelled, structured society? Or is now a commodity palpable and re-workable to suit any market? Politically motivated art sits on the threshold of institutional presentations, biennials and festivals with more collectable contemporary art appeasing masses and reflecting ideological objectives.

 

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ISSUE #12: DESTRUCTION

 

For generations destruction has served as an essential means for considering and commenting on a host of artistic, social and environmental issues. Not only can destruction be connected to recreation and restoration, it plays an important role in rebellion, protest, or spectacle. Through conceptual and symbolic approaches how does the arts address the potential for destruction?

Vincent Namatjira, Cook's Dinner Party, 2016, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy the artist, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery and Iwantja Arts

Vincent Namatjira, Cook's Dinner Party, 2016, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy the artist, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery and Iwantja Arts

SALA Festival Arts Writer's Award 2017

Congratulations to Andrew Purvis (SA) for taking out the inaugural SALA Festival Patron's Arts Writer's Award for his piece Vincent Namatjira's Portraits of the rich and powerful, commissioned by fine print for ISSUE #11: HUMOUR & PARODY. Bravo, Andrew!

 

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Best Australian Stories 2017

Julie Koh (NSW)'s short story The Wall has been selected as one of the Best Australian Stories for 2017. Salute, Julie! The Wall was published as part of ISSUE #11: HUMOUR & PARODY.