Issue 64

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


Brent Harris, our cover artist, will expand our experience of painting and art history. Few artists can boast such qualities as Brent. Artist and writer Peter Hill has eloquently provided us the opportunity to see Brent’s work and life, so that we feel a part of the conversation. When a major survey of a living artist by important museums and galleries occurs, as it has for Brent with exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery, TarraWarra Museum of Art, and the Art Gallery of South Australia, there is a hopeful expectation that more such surveys will continue.

Brent’s issue of Artist Profile will be presented at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. As we have for three consecutive Art Fairs, we’re continuing our major sponsorship in Australasia’s largest presentations of artists and their galleries. We’re partnering with 3:33 Art Projects again to curate distinctive   exhibitions alongside our magazines and books on Australasian artists.

This year 3:33 Art Projects are premiering Jasper Knight’s paintings The Coral Coast. Jasper is an eight-time Archibald Prize finalist with numerous national and international exhibitions. His works are also collected by Artbank, the National Gallery of Australia, and National Portrait Gallery. In this issue, Imogen Charge writes on Jasper’s new work examining the origins of his yellow palm trees, as well as his vision and passion that has earned him deep respect from peers and collectors.

We will also be launching our newest book at Sydney Contemporary, The Clayton Utz Art Partnership: 2017-2022. This book features exhibitions of thirty-four Australasian artists over five years, curated by 3:33 Art Projects in a rare partnership with Clayton Utz’s Melbourne and Sydney offices.

Congratulation to Zoe Paulsen for being appointed as the new Art Fair’s Director and our many thanks to the inaugural Director, Barry Keldoulis for his imagination, courage, and good humour. Barry will be missed at Sydney Contemporary 2023 as will the late Tim Klingender, who was a regular presenter at the Art Fair since its establishment in 2013.

This edition of Artist Profile has more delights than a peek preview of the Art Fair. John Kirkman reminds us of the photographer David Porter, and a time gone by. Macushla Robinson provides a fascinating perspective on Hannah Gadsby’s New York It’s Pablo-matic show. Melbourne’s NGV’s Bonnard show has two sides to it, and reading our critics Sasha Grishin and Joe Frost’s conflicting views about it is as exciting as watching the Matildas. Hili Perlson reviews Unsettling Queenstown in the Australian Pavilion at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale and we discover Ömie barkcloth from Papa New Guinea at the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney.

Kon Gouriotis




Where For Art Though by Gabrielle Gwyther


Brent Harris by Peter Hill


Sara Birns by Emma Finneran
Michael Schlitz by Lucy Hawthorne
Lyndal Jones by Drew Pettifer
Renee So by Erin McFadyen
Trevor Vickers by Rhonda Davis
John Meade by Andy Butler
Michelle Cawthorn by Courtney Kidd
Erin Mison by Brooke Boland


POEM Richard Tipping
PROCESS Karla Marchesi
PROCESS Owen Leong
ESSAY David Porter: Photographer Unknown by John Kirkman
ESSAY Two Decades of the James Makin Gallery by Peter Hill
ARTIST ON ARTIST Kat Shapiro Wood by Emma Walker
PREVIEW Savanhdary Vongpoothorn by Nikita Holcombe
PREVIEW Jasper Knight by Imogen Charge
PREVIEW Steve Lopes by Kon Gouriotis
REVIEW It’s Pablo-matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby by Macushla Robinson
REVIEW Yarning Country as Architectural Practice by Hili Perlson
REVIEW Sediment, Yasmin Smith and Unseen, Khaled Sabsabi by Erin Shiel
REVIEW Embodying Queer Experiences: A Closer Look at Cutler Footway by Tess Maunder
REVIEW Ömie barkcloth: Pathways of nioge by Liam Keenan
REVIEW Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi by Sasha Grishin
REVIEW Artist’s work intact despite assault by designer by Joe Frost
REVIEW eX de Medici: Beautiful Wickedness and Michael Zavros: The Favourite by Gillian Serisier
REVIEW Jacqui Stockdale’s The Offering by Sharne Wolff
REVIEW Daniel Mudie Cunningham: Are You There? by Judith Blackall
FILM The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft by Aleks Wansbrough
BOOK Curatorial Intervention: History and Current Practices by Lilian Cameron
DISCOVERY Markela Panegyres: The Performance Prism by Mimi Kelly

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