Linda Joy, Stone Country review (Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin)

Exhibitions, Reviews, Visual Arts |

Landscape is perhaps the most value laden of genres within which to peel back the layers of influence in post-contact Australian history. Landscape in Australian art history and in particular “pastoraphilia” as the leitmotif of Australian nationhood and identity, mitigated the harsh historical realities and made palpable the strange and un-picturesque landscape for European eyes.

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Do the arts count in the Top End?

Koulla2-Dog copy
News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

The Darwin Festival has failed local visual artists. Spending money on a roving class of interstate creatives and acts is capital that gets drained from the local culture making economy. There is no substantial quota for local engagement, there is no compulsion that local creatives get engaged and employed. The current festival model fails to connect

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