Interview: Shaun Gladwell on Afghanistan

I interviewed the Australian artist Shaun Gladwell on November 13, 2009, after his return from Afghanistan where he had spent the month of October as an official Australian War Artist. My subsequent article appeared in The Art Newspaper. I have decided to publish the full text of my Gladwell interview on this website, in response to ...

Euraba paper artists win Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize 2010

The Euraba Artists and Papermakers of the northern NSW town of Boggabilla have taken out the 2010 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize, awarded to them at Parliament House this week. This picture shows representatives of the Euraba collective with their winning artwork, titled Gaduu - Murray Cod. The work is in mixed media using plant fibres and ...

Sneak preview: Studio pictures of Bjorn Godwin’s work for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, opening October 28

Here's a sneak preview of Bjorn Godwin's sculpture to be exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea from October 28, in Sydney. I photographed it last week when I interviewed Godwin for my story in today's Daily Telegraph. Yep, it's an adaptation of Chesty Bond, the logo that Bonds used for many years to advertise its singlets. ...

Stephen Dupont talks to ArtWriter about his forthcoming exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography

Australian photographer Stephen Dupont is putting the finishing touches to his next exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, to go on show between Friday 15 October - Saturday 20 November 2010. The show is titled Afghanistan: the Perils of Freedom 1993-2009. Last week, I interviewed Stephen in his Mascot studio so that I could write ...

Opening of the new Indigenous Galleries, National Gallery of Australia

On Thursday I attended the press preview of Stage One of the redevelopment of the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra. These are the photographs I took on the day. The first picture (left) depicts the new front entrance to the gallery. You pass through two sets of sliding glass doors and immediately find yourself inside ...