feature story nov/dec edition 2018


In a thought-provoking exhibition aiming to redress Australia’s identity, Australiyaniality at Holmes à Court Gallery includes the Yawuru word liyan in its title, relating the Aboriginal view of well being.

Artist Curtis Taylor with his work in Australiyaniality at Holmes à Court Gallery in West Perth. Photos Lyn DiCiero.


in the Nov/Dec 2018 edition

In our final edition for 2018 we feature Holmes à Court Gallery’s wide-ranging and thought-provoking exhibition, AustraliyanialityIncluded in the exhibition title is the Yawuru word liyan, relating to Aboriginal peoples’ view of their well being. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the concept of Australia’s liyan and identity while considering how the nation can move forward.

Almost two years in the making, the exhibition includes works by 27 artists, and aims to generate discussion and discourse both within and beyond the gallery walls.

Just in time for the onset of a profusion of baubles and Christmas trees, Beyond Bling! at the Art Gallery of WA, features hundreds of stunning pieces of jewellery, bringing some extra sparkle to the festive season. We spoke to Perth’s ‘King of Bling,’ Shane Pavlinovich about his jaw-dropping display as part of the exhibition.

We visited Midland Junction Arts Centre – now under management of Mundaring Arts Centre, heralding a new and exciting course in MAC’s long history. We spoke to director Jenny Haynes about the planned trajectory of MJAC under MAC’s umbrella, influenced by its strong reputation as a quality cultural provider.

There’s also Christmas ideas for artists and art lovers and new books which very well might fit the bill: The Tree, featuring outstanding photographs by Richard Woldendorp collected over a lifetime travelling around Australia, and Stewart Scambler Works: 1982-2018 by Sally Quin, an admirable addition to any personal library.

Wishing you and yours the very best this Festive Season and beyond.      

Lyn Di Ciero, Editor

Gerri’s view