ArtWrite #46 is a bonanza of ideas on art issued forth from the Semester two Writing for Art and Design class at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Free ranging across media, from graffiti art to lace making, the articles included in this publication showcase a student perspective of how art is currently being received and interpreted across Australia and beyond.
Mad Square was without doubt the major exhibition staged in 2011 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It spanned a range of art movements current in Germany from the turn of the twentieth century, the historical significance of which gave rise to multiple interesting interpretations. In recognition of the magnitude of the show, a section of this publication has been dedicated to its review.
Just as Mad Square was ambitious in its breadth, so too does ArtWrite attempt to be comprehensive in its coverage of predominant art events in Sydney 2011. From public art to performance art, gallery space to cultural space, our passion for art writing is abundantly clear in this collection of reviews and feature articles.
ArtWrite is the culmination of a great deal of hard work, a baptism by fire for us, the uninitiated of the publishing world! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our fearless leader, Jocelyn Payne for her patience and input. We’d also like to thank our guru Joanna Mendelssohn for her wisdom and guidance. We trust we’ve done you both proud.
Finally, as the publishing committee, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with a class of such talented, articulate and spirited students whose love and passion for art is splashed across every page.
We very much hope you’ll enjoy the read!
The Publishing Committee