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From isolation to solidarity

The 1970s and 2010s are not the same but there can be no doubt that they are both periods of social crisis that has carried over in to art. This installation frames the beginning and end of a process for me in the 1970s. I’m sure many others went through their own version of […]

Why don’t we boycott all biennales?

This article was originally published in Artlink Issue 36:1, March 2016 Big Ideas edition.

Biennales, like war, are the continuation of politics by other means.

In early 2014 at the height of the brouhaha surrounding the non boycott of the 19th Biennale of Sydney I commented that I had boycotted the previous eighteen biennales so […]

Exhaust

Exhaust is an exhibition at Contemporary Art Tasmania in Hobart from 13 January to 14 February 2016, then travelling as a portable boîte-en-valise  exhibition and online. My contribution was to be my first in depth look at the years I spent working for trade unions, but rather than being a simple historical view it […]

Art Forms

These are examples of a large series of works I did in early 1970. Almost all were damaged so they exist now in two forms, the damaged original and a high resolution print with all damage removed.

I was not happy with them at the time and many were consciously derivative as I experimented with […]