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Ten Essays on Transnational Art History
UnAustralian Art: Ten Essays on Transnational Art History proposes a radical rethinking of Australian art. Rex Butler and ADS Donaldson do not seek to identify a distinctive national sensibility; instead, they demonstrate that Australian art...
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On and through the Surface
Vivienne Binns is an important and singular figure in the history of Australian visual art. Her groundbreaking and experimental work has tested the philosophical underpinnings of art itself, both preempting and participating in the most...
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The Sydney Modern Project
Transforming the Art Gallery of New South Wales
With the completion of its Sydney Modern Project—encompassing a beautiful new building designed by award-winning Japanese architects SANAA and a unique art garden along with transformed displays of art across its campus—the Art Gallery of...
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Daniel Boyd (b. 1982) is one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists. His practice is internationally recognized for its engagement with the colonial history of the Australia–Great Ocean (Pacific) region. Drawing upon intermingled discourses of science,...
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Through a Lens of Visitation
Through a Lens of Visitation pays homage to the stories and presence of matrilineal figures in Dale Harding's family. It documents a first-time collaboration with his mother, textile artist Kate Harding. Kate Harding's quilts and...
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Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End
Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End presents the work of contemporary Australian textile artists working at five Aboriginal-owned art centers in the Northern Territory: Tiwi Design, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Injalak Arts and...
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The first publication to survey the writing practice of the late Gordon Bennett (1955–2014), Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings gives vital insight into one of Australia’s important contemporary artists in his own words. Bringing together nearly...
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Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond
Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture
Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Architecture and Design presents an extraordinary new Australasian cultural history. Beginning in 1930, the arrival of émigré, internee, and refugee educators, exiles from Nazism, helped to transform...
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Tony Tuckson’s story is not a simple one. He was an artist, arguably Australia’s most significant abstract expressionist painter, but he also played a crucial role in shaping the modern art museum in Australia. This...
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Journey to Nowhere
For the renowned artist Imants Tillers, whose career spans more than four decades of prolific creative practice, this "journey to nowhere" is neither a homecoming nor a departure, but a fertile and thought-provoking meeting of...
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From My Heart and Mind
Noŋgirrŋa Marawili is one of the most distinctive Aboriginal artists working today. From her home in Yirrkala, Marawili has revolutionized the art of northeastern Arnhem Land while adhering to cultural protocols. In her prints, drawings...
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What Is Performance Art?
This new volume looks at the rich history of performance art in Australia through a multitude of perspectives. With this collection's thirty-nine contributions by scholars, curators, and artists covering more than three decades of practice,...
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Australia's French Impressionist
Australian artist John Russell (1858–1930), an active and influential member of the French nineteenth-century avant garde, was a close friend of Vincent van Gogh and Auguste Rodin, taught impressionist color theory to Henri Matisse, and...
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Jacky Redgate is regarded as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, with over thirty-five years of continuous creation, exhibition, and innovation. She is well known for her eminent minimalist-conceptual works based on systems and logic,...
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The Life of Bernard Smith
Bernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008, Smith invited writer and art historian Sheridan Palmer to write his...
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The Legacies of Bernard Smith
Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics
It has been widely asserted that Bernard Smith established the discipline of art history in Australia. He was the founding professor of contemporary art and the director of the Power Institute at the University of...
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The Missing Theology of Art
The first in the new Power Polemics series, Thomas Crow’s No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art turns away from contemporary cultural theories to face a pervading blindspot in today’s art-historical inquiry: religion. Crow pursues...
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Art from Milingimbi
Taking Memories Back
There are particular moments in the history of art when exceptional things happen. Such a moment occurred in the 1950s in Milingimbi, the small island community in Arnhem Land in far northern Australia.
Gathered in groups...
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Artists and Their Inspiration
A Guide through Indonesian Art, 1930-2015
This book covers the development of modern and contemporary art in Indonesia, from the colonial period in the 1930s to the present time of globalization. Each chapter is based on important historical moments that changed...
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The Photograph and Australia
Visually rich with fine reproductions and high-level production, this book tells the many stories of photography in Australia over the last 175 years. It will examine the sense of wonder which the photograph can still...
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