Issue 58


Artist Profile acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we work.


Throughout this issue of Artist Profile we feature exhibitions demonstrating the rich diversity of Australasian artists locally and abroad. It’s exciting for us to be able to critique their many groundbreaking moments.

Salvatore Zofrea, this issue’s cover artist, has three exhibitions. Two are surveys, curated from his sixty years of making art. The Drawn Line is a collaboration between Manly Art Gallery & Museum and Orange Regional Gallery, which focuses on the artist’s works on paper. Luminosity, at Macquarie University Art Gallery is attentive to changes in Zofrea’s paintings, drawings and prints. We celebrate Midday Light, Zofrea’s monumental “nature and light” exhibition at Australian Galleries, Sydney, with a double-sided poster featuring his 2021 Midday Light and 2013 Morning Light.

Other exhibitions include untitled (transcriptions of country) by Jonathan Jones at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in collaboration with Artspace and Information + Cultural Exchange. The Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, exhibits Toba Khedoori’s works over the last twenty years. These are excellent examples of bold Australian visions.

D Harding appears in five group exhibitions, including the Palais de Tokyo’s Reclaim the Earth with artists from Canada, Brazil, Vietnam, Chile, Pakistan, and Australasia such as Kate Newby, Judy Watson, and Megan Cope. Harding is in the current Sovereign sisters: domestic work exhibition at Flinders University Museum of Art, Adelaide, and will also appear in rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney. Harding has been invited to the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, for the tenth edition of ARS, ARS22: Living Encounters.

For the first time in Australia, we’ll see a significant show of Helmut Newton’s photography. During World War II, Newton was interned in regional Victoria as an “enemy alien” and worked as a photographer in Melbourne before returning to Europe.Appropriately, the show is at the Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne.

At UNSW Galleries in Sydney is the massive multi-medium exhibition Elizabeth Pulie: #117 (Survey). April at the Redcliffe Art Gallery in Queensland sees a long overdue survey – thirty plus years of Mick Richards’s photography. I’m excited to have co-curated this show with Warraba Weatherall, and to have curated the survey of over eighty rarely seen paintings drawings, prints and collages, Steve Lopes Encountered, to be presented by Sydney’s S.H. Ervin Gallery and Orange Regional Gallery in their respective spaces throughout 2022.

Orange Regional Gallery’s new extension heralded a number of new and refurbished regional art museums opening across Australia in 2022. Ngununggula in Bowral, opened with the lifting of Covid restrictions, SAM in Shepparton, Victoria, Rockhampton, Queensland, and Bundanon in New South Wales are all on the cards to open before the year’s end. With Federal Cultural, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism Funding and State infrastructure spending, regional Australia is embracing the arts: I’ll be judging the re-imagined Art Prize at the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival in June.

We also take a deep look into Sebastian Goldspink’s Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State, at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Sally Ross’s new show at Martin Browne Contemporary, the huge Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection, in Melbourne, Gareth Sansom’s upcoming exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles, both at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, The Supers: Craig Tuffin at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Primavera 2021: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Lee Bethel at The Egg & Dart in Thirroul, Jenn Nkiru: REBIRTH IS NECESSARY at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, MindScapes and These Stories Will Be Different at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Frances Barrett, Shammgods, George Tillianakis, Kym Barrett and many more.

A positive, encouraging year for the arts across Australasia. Enjoy!

Kon Gouriotis



Living in Queer Times by Drew Pettifer

Take the Money and Run by Michael Young


Salvatore Zofrea by Kon Gouriotis


George Tillianakis by Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Salvatore Zofrea by Kon Gouriotis
Elizabeth Pulie by Nikita Holcombe
D Harding by Jessyca Hutchens
Sally Ross by Natalie Thomas
Gareth Sansom by Inga Walton
Fahy Bottrell by Hannah Fink
Lee Bethel by Emma Finneran
Chiharu Shiota by H.R. Hyatt-Johnston
Andrew Cranston by Peter Hill


POEM Karla Dickens
PROCESS Frances Barrett
ESSAY Dr. B. Marika AO by Jennifer Isaacs
ESSAY Into the Mystic by Pippa Mott
TRIBUTE A Lazy Sensuality: Charles Reddington by Paul McGillick
ESSAY Kym Barrett: Tethered to the Visible by Kevin Wilson
ESSAY From Walyalup, with Love: Sculpture at Bathers by Louella Hayes
PREVIEW Adelaide Biennial by Julianne Pierce
PREVIEW Jenn Nkiru by Erin McFadyen
PREVIEW Mick Richards by Stephen Hobson
PREVIEW Zanny Begg and Graham Blondel by Brooke Boland
PREVIEW Steve Lopes by Anne Ryan
PREVIEW Helmut Newton by Kim Guthrie
REVIEW Toba Khedoori by Hili Perlson
REVIEW Jonathan Jones by Beau Lai
REVIEW The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art by Pat Hoffie
REVIEW Primavera: Young Australian Artists by Aiden Magro
REVIEW Craig Tuffin by Sharne Wolff
BOOK Pietà by Michael Fitzgerald by Judith Pugh
DISCOVERY Katie West by Aimee Dodds

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