journal: the conference


the conference


This issue of the “Journal” draws on papers from the 2008 Art Association conference in Brisbane. Glenn Adamson maps craft. Pamela M. Lee reads Oyvind Fahlstrom’s work through game theory. Richard Read looks at paintings of the backs of paintings. Leonard Bell links Augustus Earle and Charles Darwin. Juliette Peers ponders the neglect of early Australian fashion. Fae Brauer exposes double standards in depictions of children. Stephen Jones celebrates Australian computer-graphics pioneer Frank Eidlitz. Uta Daur characterises Tracey Moffatt’s work as melodramatic. Anthony Gardner applauds dissident artists Lia Perjovschi and Tom Nicholson. Plus reviews. Jointly published with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. $20.



Nick Waterlow 1941–2009, Fae Brauer

The Conference

Directions and Displacements in Modern Craft, Glenn Adamson
New Games, Pamela M. Lee
The Diastolic Rhythm of the Gallery: Copies, originals and reversed canvases, Richard Read
Strange Attractors: Augustus Earle and Charles Darwin in New Zealand, Leonard Bell
‘London, Paris, New York, and Collingwood’: Reconsidering pre-1945 Australian fashion, Juliette Peers
‘Moral Girls’ and ‘Filles Fatales’: The fetishisation of innocence, Fae Brauer


Cubism and Australian Art, with a commentry by Julie Ewington

The Conference continues

Frank Eidlitz: Design and the origins of computer graphics in Australia, Stephen Jones
Tracey Moffatt’s Muteness, Uta Daur
Spectres after Marx: Contemporary art’s contiguous histories, Anthony Gardner

Reviews etc.

Rita Angus: Life and Vision and Rita Angus: An artist’s life, Wystan Cunow
Nolan on Nolan: Sydney Nolan in his own words, Humphery McQueen
Mrkusich: The art of transformation, William McAloon
Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures, Ryan Johnston
Icons of the Desert: Aboriginal paintings from Papunya, Tressa Berman
Luc Tuymans: Against the day, Stephane Symons and Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans