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Karen Green's concise book of recondite yet candid and surprising poetic prose and her accompanying small, smudged art works takes me very closely into it, even though I am a stranger-reader. Maggie Nelson says it better than I can here.

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Photograph by Carol Jerrems, 1973
Obituary on Arts Hub

Field note - a drawing I made for Jonathan Skinner in 2009
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More Art in Sydney in June

Multi-media artist Kate Richards continues her collaborative electronic project (with Ross Gibson & Aaron Seymour), Life After Wartime
as part of The Rocks Pop-Up:

The Rocks Pop-up is a Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority initiative which activates temporarily vacant buildings by providing creative workers with access to affordable space to produce and showcase original work,and host unique events. There are more electronic installations and presentations at The Rocks - see this link for information.

Plenty of Art Coming Up in Canberra & Sydney in June
Here is a Sample :

In Sydney -

At the Powerhouse Museum

Synapse is an initiative of the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) and the Australia Council for the Arts that supports collaborations between artists and scientists.

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research would it?"                 Albert Einstein

Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us. For the past decade the Synapse initiative has provided over 30 Australian artists with the opportunity to pursue speculative creative research projects with scientists and medical researchers in Australia and beyond. This exhibition provides a snapshot of the diverse and fascinating research that participating artists and scientists have pursued over the past five years.

Exhibition includes:

PETA CLANCY + HELEN PYNOR – Study towards ‘Aftermath’
NOLA FARMAN – Animating Solar Technology (work in progress)
ERICA SECCOMBE - Grow 2013 (work in progress)
KEN + JULIA YONETANI – Still life: the food bowl

MICKY ALLAN In Canberra -

At the Australian National University
ANU School of Art Gallery

TIM BURNS in Sydney -

At Damien Minton Gallery

THIS IS VIDEO in Sydney -

At Artspace

Full information, dates & times here


At Campbelltown Arts Centre

Image: Stephen Jones, Tom Ellard and Garry Bradbury,Goodbye tonsils Severed Heads, 1984 (still frame from performance)

Campbelltown Arts Centre has brought together 5 creative innovators from the analogue and early digital eras to mentor, collaborate and exchange ideas with 5 ‘new generation’ artists from various disciplines – art, sound and performance – who have chosen these technologies as the most appropriate channel of enquiry for their current work, or have a practice reliant on engagement. The focus is on conversation, participation and interaction as a means of informing us, the audience, how we communicate, or respond to art.


Linda Dement & Kelly Doley
Tom Ellard & Paul Greedy
Troy Innocent & Benjamin Kolaitis
Stephen Jones & Pia van Gelder
Wade Marynowsky & Michael Candy