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.
Since its inception in 2007, Artist Profile has been a leading quarterly journal taking its readers into the studios and minds of contemporary artists across Australasia and beyond. Artist Profile commissions original work from writers, artists, scholars and other creators to celebrate, inspire and stimulate debate about what it means to live and work as a visual artist today. Industry professionals engage leading practitioners and emerging talent in conversations about their art, while our renowned commissioned photoshoots by some of the country’s best photographers provide intimate visual access into artists’ personal and working lives. Readers delight in reading about artists’ methods, previewing works in progress and discovering the life experiences that ignite the artistic spirit. We are continually evolving and expanding across print, digital and events, nurturing people of all ages and backgrounds to provide an unparalleled arts network for advertisers
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