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Artist Profile Issue 45

Artist Profile is a leading quarterly journal taking its readers into the studios and minds of contemporary artists across Australasia and beyond. Industry professionals engage leading practitioners and emerging talent in conversations about their art, in their own words, while our exclusive photo shoots provide intimate access into artists’ personal and working lives. Readers gain knowledge of artists’ methods, preview works in progress and discover the life experiences that ignite artistic imaginations.

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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Artist Profile Pty Ltd
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2019

KARLA MARCHESI 16 JAN TO 10 FEB MIRANDA SKOCZEK 13 FEB TO 3 MAR GUY WARREN: CURATED BY SUZANNE ARCHER 6 TO 24 MAR ALUN LEACH-JONES: LATER PAINTINGS 1998 - 2010 27 MAR TO 7 APR DAN KYLE 10 TO 28 APR PHILJAMES 1 TO 19 MAY HEIDI YARDLEY 22 MAY TO 9 JUN KEVIN CONNOR 12 TO 30 JUN ANTONIA SELLBACH 3 TO 21 JUL RHYS LEE 24 JUL TO 11 AUG MILES HALL 14 AUG TO 1 SEPT KYLIE BANYARD 4 TO 22 SEPT SUZANNE ARCHER SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY WENDY STAVRIANOS 25 SEPT TO 13 OCT BRAD RUSBRIDGE 16 OCT TO 3 NOV JOHN BOKOR 6 TO 24 NOV LEITH MAGUIRE 27 NOV TO 15 DEC…

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contributors

THE ARTIST PROFILE TEAM PUBLISHER John Feitelson jfeitelson@artistprofile.com.au EDITOR Kon Gouriotis kgouriotis@artistprofile.com.au ART DIRECTOR Kim Gregory kgregory@artistprofile.com.au DEPUTY EDITOR Elli Walsh ewalsh@artistprofile.com.au PRINCIPAL WRITER John McDonald jmcdonald@artistprofile.com.au INTERNATIONAL ARTS WRITER Lucy Stranger lstranger@artistprofile.com.au SUB-EDITOR Jamie McIlwraith artistprofile@artistprofile.com.au NATIONAL ADVERTISING MANAGER Jill Trochei jtrochei@artistprofile.com.au CONTRIBUTORS BRIDGET MACLEOD is an arts writer and curator based on the South Coast of NSW LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland; louisemartinchew.com DR ASHLEY CRAWFORD is a Melbourne-based arts journalist; cargocollective.com/ashleycrawford NUR SHKEMBI is a Melbourne-based curator, writer and PhD scholar; nurshkembi.com KIM GUTHRIE is a photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, Qld; kimguthrieaustralia.com ELLINOR PELZ is a Melbourne-based artist and writer DR JUDITH PUGH is an arts and cultural writer based in regional NSW KEVIN WILSON is a Brisbane-based writer and QUT Art Museum curator WILL STUBBS is a Coordinator at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Yirrkala, NT H. R. HYATT-JOHNSTON is an artist and writer based in Sydney ANNA JOHNSON is a Sydney-based arts and…

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editor’s note

ISSUE 45 OF ARTIST PROFILE HAS reminded me of the value of independence, of the magazine and of its writers. The diversity of approaches and ideas, not only of the artists interviewed and reviewed, but of our contributors, makes me acutely aware that it is difference that binds us. Each article, independent and unpredictable, reflects the importance of original authorship. The work of the editor is to establish a framework of commissioned stories, then delight in unexpected results. In this issue the value of cultural independence can be seen; articles about the effects of oppression reminds me that independence of mind is crucial to produce imaginative work. The question of originality is considered from a different angle by John McDonald in his essay, ‘Indigenous Art: Where are we going?’. Questioning Damien Hirst’s…

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indigenous art: where are we going?

What Indigenous art needs most is a ma jor exhibition in a world art capital, says John McDonald. The self confidence and spirit of innovation among Aboriginal artists is cultivating outstanding work, and gaining international recognition is simple justice. ‘ABORIGINAL ARTISTS SAY THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO find any Aboriginal art that is devoid of spiritual meaning. Art is their culture, their work, their worship, their history. A painting is a chronicle of their country, a map of myths, a memoir of the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. And their paintings are inextricably woven with their love of the land; they are “dancing, singing and painting for the land”.’ Who is it, you’re wondering, saying such respectful and sympathetic things about Aboriginal art? Is it one of our anthropologists or art…

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rhys lee

Rhys Lee doesn’t really like doing interviews. He approaches them with the reticence of someone who has been burnt before and now spends his days avoiding the flames of interlocution. Yet the artist, who typically chooses to let his art speak for itself, still took the time to sit down with Artist Profile. For me, the more I think about the work, the more problems I run into. I prefer to let the thing direct me. HOW DO YOUR PAINTINGS BEGIN THEIR LIFE? I never set out with a plan of what I’m doing; I usually just have some kind of inclination – I find an image, a photo or a painting that I like, and I go with it. I don’t have to wait around to be inspired. If I’m not making…

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hoda afshar

Hoda Afshar is a Melbourne-based artist and scholar whose photographic practice straddles the line between staged image and reality. Born in Iran, Afshar, who won the 2015 National Portrait Prize and the 2018 Bowness Photography Prize, explores the image as a means for presenting new narratives. Her latest series, exhibited at Primavera 2018, is based on her extraordinary travels to Manus Island. AS A VERY YOUNG ARTIST YOU WERE SELECTED BY THE prestigious World Press Photo as one of the top ten young photographers in Iran in 2006. Can you share the technical and philosophical approaches you began with in your practice and how they have contributed to your evolution as an artist? I have always been interested in the intrusive nature of the camera and its ability to document and make…

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