ABOUT

The Artist’s Chronicle is a bi-monthly publication established in 1991 by the Editor, Lyn DiCiero, and focuses on the visual arts in Western Australia. The Artist’s Chronicle is the longest running independent visual arts publication in Western Australia’s history, and will celebrate its 30th year of publishing in 2021.

Editions each year: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December.

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Photo Frances Andrijich.

ABOUT LYN DI CIERO

Lyn Di Ciero is a visual arts writer, curator and filmmaker who established the Artist’s Chronicle in 1991, and is a former visual arts feature writer for The West Australian newspaper (2010-16).

She was the Australian Manager for the School of Colour in the 1990s, which included operating distance education courses across Australia. She has researched and published two major catalogues for exhibitions, and was commissioned to research and publish the history of Soroptimist International of Fremantle, launched in 2006. She has documented several art collections including the City of Belmont, City of Rockingham, Town of Mosman Park and Perth Airport.

More recently she has curated the City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards, which focuses on an environmental message through sculpture created from recycled materials, and the ongoing annual Soroptimist International of Fremantle Help the Homeless Art Auction which raises funds for critical services for the homeless and at-risk homeless in the community, From 2020-2022 she was curator of the Mandorla Art Award, Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize. 

Since 2013 she has explored filmmaking as another form of storytelling in the visual arts, with her filmography including commissions from the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the City of Rockingham and St John of God Health Care.

CONTRIBUTORS

Laetitia Wilson is currently Exhibitions Manager for the Janet Holmes à Court Gallery. Laetitia has previously held curatorial positions at the University of Western Australia and worked independently as a curator and curatorial consultant. She has also worked as a freelance arts writer for local and national arts publications. Earlier in her career Laetitia earned her doctorate in contemporary media art theory at the University of Western Australia and lectured within the School of Design from 2004-2016.

Ted Snell AM CitWA is an Honorary Professor at the School of Arts & Humanities at Edith Cowan University. Over the past four decades he has contributed to the national arts agenda as Chair of; the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council; Artbank; the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee; University Art Museums Australia and as a board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He is currently a board member for ANAT and the Fremantle Biennale. Ted is a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and was Perth art reviewer for The Australian for three decades. He has written seven books and curated many exhibitions most focused on the practice of Western Australian based artists.

Annette Peterson began painting in 2007, after working as a journalist in the Pilbara, in Western Australia. In 2017, she graduated from Curtin University with Graduate Diploma for Art and Design and a Masters of Applied Design and Art, where she received a commendation from the Head of School for Art and Design and won the Art Award for her Master’s degree. She has won many awards since, more recently as Overall Winner of the 2021 City of Stirling Art Awards. Her works are held in the collections of the City of Stirling, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and the City of Melville. She utilises photography and painting techniques to facilitate both realistic and impressionistic style landscape paintings.

Cartoonist John Gerrish is dedicated to observing and revealing the lighter, tongue-in-cheek, quasi-tragic lives of artists. A former demonstrator of art materials at a leading art supply company, he plied art materials to artists and institutions, providing a rich source of material for future cartoons. 

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