Published in Art Collector, Issue 80, April-June 2017
Seriously, if you’re ever feeling jaded about the art world, this woman is your cure. Sydney-based art collector Ginny Green is such a fierce supporter of art and artists. Plus she has a phenomenal eye. The full four-page feature is in the current issue of Art Collector.
Oh and happy birthday to Art Collector! The magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary this issue. Surviving in the art and publishing worlds is a tough gig.
Published in the Australian Financial Review Magazine, March 2016
Well, you could probably write a book on the topic of Australian artists and the struggles they’ve faced making it overseas. I almost did.
Luckily, only the six-page version made it out into the world, as part of the Australian Financial Review Magazine’s annual arts issue.
The featured artists Patricia Piccinini, Alex Seton and Christian Thompson are among those who are starting to get more international recognition – here’s to that!
Update: Patricia Piccinini’s amazing Brasilian exhibition, which I talk about in this story, made it to #2 in The Art Newspaper’s list of most popular exhibitions in 2016.
Published in the Australian Financial Review, Weekend Edition, 5-6 September 2015
A major feature for the culture section of the AFR’s weekend edition, looking at Sydney Contemporary and Spring 1883, and the growing importance of art fairs in the Australian art market.
Published in Art Guide, July/August 2015
In this five-page feature for Art Guide, I look at the old hierarchies between art, craft and design and the artists who are dismantling them – a process that’s taken longer in Australia than elsewhere. Print only.
It was fascinating to delve into the Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration exhibition, currently on at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. I interviewed the artist by email for a piece in Art Guide and also sat down with the delightful US curator Terrie Sultan to have a long chat for Ocula. It was also great to get a sneak peek before the exhibition opened to the crowds – and there will be crowds, it’s a fascinating exhibition.
Published in Art Collector’s special edition for Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is presenting a series of your tins at Art Basel Hong Kong. When and why did you first start working with the tins? Why have you returned to them now?
I began working with the tins back in 1989 and that first series is now in the National Gallery of Australia. It’s quite a nice metal and I’ve worked with it on and off since then.
The work that Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is taking to Hong Kong, it’s called Fleet and it’s a set of 12 tins of various varieties of seafood, of slightly different sizes from different companies and so on. The work was made for an environmental project that was funded by an American philanthropic organisation called Pew to try and persuade the New Zealand government not to mine the Kermadec Trench which runs between Auckland and Tonga – it’s the fissure between the Australasian and Pacific tectonic plates … There’s a lot of volcanic activity down there and there are also a lot of sea creatures, many of which are unknown to science as they say … the area’s been assessed as being one of the three most pristine marine environments left on the planet.
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