Arts Features International, April-June 2019 Destruction & Disruption (Issue 3) Out now on Borderstream Books website
Arts Features International literary arts quarterly with a radical edge (3 issues to date, Winter 2018; Jan-March 2019; April-June 2019)
"Arts Features International has provided me and colleagues with a superb platform for reaching a receptive community. Its spectrum of interests is comprehensive and inclusive and its welcome to contributors is warm and empathetic. I look forward very much to contributing further to Arts Features International and sharing in its well-deserved, growing success". Jeremy Gluck, digital artist and author based in Wales (colleagues Don Tyler, Grammy-nominated mastering engineer & electronic musician based in Los Angeles; Rosemary Osborne, educator, based in London).
Arts Features International was started. by Ruth. in Sydney in January 2003. It evolved into an arts writing and cultural research consultancy. Recently it has been revived as a literary arts journal/anthology edited by Ruth Skilbeck. The issues and their contents are listed below, from the first issue onward.
Arts Features International, Issue 1, Winter 2018, ‘Escape Artists Anthology’
Published August 20th, 2018
Featuring the works of over thirty authors, artists, arts and cultural historians, from around the world and across urban and regional Australia, the inaugural issue of Arts Features International literary journal, addresses themes of artistic, social, cultural and technological change, in a time of major historical evolutionary transition. From the displacement and shock of transitioning from the ‘private’ timeless zone of writing to the public zone of ‘virtual reality’ and publishing via computer, to social media and digital arts production arises the need to gather together to defend our humanity, and environment, and speak in a polyphony individually together.
Ruth Skilbeck Letter From the editor 1
ESSAYS ON LITERATURE, ART, POLITICS AND AESTHETICS
Ruth Skilbeck excerpts ‘Notes’ from The Writer’s Fugue, 3rd edition 4
Wang Zhiyuan paints Beauties Captured in Time 26
Philip Mann excerpts ‘Epilogue–Après le Déluge’ from The Dandy at Dusk 27
Fan Dongwang paints and analyses Shifting Perspectives and The Body 36
Elizabeth Gertsakis uncovers The Beginnings of the Story of Visual Censorship in Victoria 66
MANIFESTO: STATEMENTS, LETTERS & CONVICTIONS
Ying Huang cartoon satirises Kim-pie (Kim J Un) 74
Ruth Skilbeck contributes Café Life in the Antipodes, novel excerpt 76
Suellen Symons rethinks Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) in photographic representations 84
Behrouz Boochani sends A Letter from Manus Island, translated by Omid Tofighian 88
Guo Jian unmasks Picturesque Scenery 98
Ruth Skilbeck on Guo Jian’s art From Mao to Now 109
Christen Clifford posts A Message from Christen Clifford 114
Ghassan Hage Hage Ba’a letter Why I Have Voted in Support of BDS 118
Elizabeth Farrelly posts on #savingsydneystress 122
William Yang photograph Redwood Forest, Muir’s Wood 126
Ruth Skilbeck Daily Fugue letter Why I will be Boycotting the 2014 [Sydney] Biennale 127
POETRY, SONGS, POETRY & IMAGES
Rhyll McMaster reprises Loose Connection 136
Thomas Connelly poetically chronicles Australia’s historical relations with Manus 137
Richard James Allen declares J’accuse and sends more new poems 141
The Editor posts A Note on the Ern Malley Literary Hoax 149
Ramon Loyola speaks of Alien Tongue (Transiting in Lost Cacophony) 150
Jeremy Gluck poetic reflection on loss of a mother, Snow 155
Jeremy Gluck and The Carbon Manual play Winter Begins 157
John Queripel, lyrics and links to Africa Song, Turning Away, Recompense 158
Ella Skilbeck-Porter, poems Napaltjarri; Between Attraction; Temporary Whim 161
Michael Gormly, poems and photographs Night Sounds and The Shortest Day 164
Lâle Teoman, poems and underwater photographs Triptych Underworld 166
Leisa Woodman, poem Tricks 172
SHORT STORIES & MEMOIR
Maxim Skilbeck-Porter, short story The Rip 174
Kenneth Wolman New York poet’s memoir aged 70, A Brief Guide to Middle Class Homelessness 178
Karen Kennedy travel essay and photographs Travelling on a Long Rope #1: The Festival of the Pot, Allahabad, India 2013 202
CREATIVE PROCESSES: DIALOGUE—ART & TEXT, POETRY & PHOTOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE & FILM
Ruth Skilbeck in Conversation with Mary Kelly and son Kelly Barrie and her photographic portraits of the artists 217-230
Ruth Skilbeck reflects on The Hidden Mother 232
Paloma Concierta focuses on Mortal Closeups 237
Natasha Williams print For Christopher 248
Christopher Barnett poem Pour Thomas 249
Luciano Prisco paintings O Jerusalem, New Jerusalem, Wall Revelation and Death Fugue 256
Christopher Barnett Interviewed by Ruth Skilbeck 258
Anne Tsoulis & Georgia Wallace-Crabbe arts documentary on Christopher Barnett These Heathen Dreams: Journey of a Cultural Bolshevik 270
Anne Tsoulis Interviewed by Ruth Skilbeck 271
Lâle Teoman The Heroine’s Journey: Women on Solo Expeditions Through Film 286
ISSN: 2209-8933 (print) ISBN: 9780648299899 (paperback)
Also in ebook and hardback. Available at the publisher Borderstream Books website www.borderstreambooks.com.au
Paperback date of publication: 20 August 2018
Arts Features International, January-March 2019: Under the Radar (Issue 2)
Published 31 January 2019
Arts Features International’s ‘Under the Radar’ issue tunes into new works, overlooked works, and works in progress. This issue features:
An extract of the epic poem The Universe Looks Down by Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM, Emeritus Professor and founding director of the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, whose latest book Rondo is short listed for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
An etching by Kirstin Headlam in response to The Universe Looks Down.
An exegesis by Georgia Wallace-Crabbe on her China-Australia collaborative work: The Earth and The Elements.
Gregory Miller’s Cultivating Murder documentary on the murder in 2014 of Glen Turner, a NSW environmentalist, by a wealthy land-clearing farmer.
A documentary film in progress about Chris Wallace-Crabbe based on his epic poem: The Universe Looks Down.
New poetry by Richard James Allen.
Ruth Skilbeck’s interview with filmmaker Karen Pearlman on Pearlman’s work on the non-credited Soviet montage women filmmakers and Vertov’s wife, Elizaveta Svilova, editor of Man with a Movie Camera.
Michael Gormly messing about in boats on Newcastle Harbour, clearing up plastic and rubbish, in a kayak. Photo essay and article.
A chapter from US author Tom Bierdz’s psychological thriller, The Accident.
Ruth Skilbeck’s photo essay One Night in Hong Kong, and her short story of an almost fatal horse riding accident.
Vee Malnar’s speculative futuristic play on robot sex, Android Upgrade.
Ruth Skilbeck on Behrouz Boochani’s poetic documentary Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time, co-produced by Arash Kamali Sarvestani.
Artworks by Arthur Boyd and Andrew Doyle.
ISSN: 2209-8941 (online) ISBN: 9780648398349 (ebook) Published 31 January 2019
Cover art: Andrew Doyle (1774-1841) Rock Lily, watercolour on paper. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
Available at the publisher Borderstream Books website www.borderstreambooks.com.au
Arts Features International, April-June 2019: Destruction & Disruption (Issue 3)
Letter from the editor 7
First Artists Announcement: NIRIN Biennale of Sydney text & photos 13
Creating Community Protest opinion editorial 20
CHRISTINE EVERINGHAM and THERESE DOYLE
Book extract: Wrong Track: What Drove Supercars to Newcastle
Introduction; Chapter one: Heritage neighbourhood or racing circuit?
Photographs by Newcastle Residents Community Group (NERG) 22
Newcastle Heritage Policy? Kerb Your Enthusiasm opinion 48
Destruction (cracked wall and floor, falling tiles) photograph 51
NAVA (National Association of Visual Arts)
Invest in Artistic Courage 2019 Statement 52
The Budget lino print cartoon 54
Book extract : The Writer’s Fugue: Musicalization, Trauma and Subjectivity in the Literature of Modernity (2nd ed.) From Chapter one: Exiled Writers’ Human Rights and Social Advocacy Movements in Australia: A Critical Fugal Analysis 55
Off the Road. Photographs of the Biennale of Sydney Boycott 2014 81
Biennale Artists Responses to Cutting Ties with ‘Detention Camps’ Sponsor 84
Portrait of Bob Brown 88
Adani Mine Emergency 89
Stop Adani Protest, Mullumbimby, Easter Sunday with Bob Brown 92
RUTH SKILBECK and SUELLEN SYMONS
Artists and Local Community against Adani Mine 94
SUELLEN SYMONS and RUTH SKILBECK
The Big Rev-Up: Stop Adani Benefit Auction 96
Suellen Symons’ Strange Paradise 100
Strange Paradise (Redfern Then and Now) Head On Photo Festival 105
Book Review: Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency by Santiago Zabala 108
From Painting to Wall-sculpture the case of Wang Zhiyuan
Translated by Jin Hua and Mabel Lee 111
The Big Trout, Adaminaby, NSW. Head On Photo Festival 122
Café Life in the Antipodes. Novel extract 123
When the dust settles. Head On Photo Festival 127
Manifesto of Nonceptual Art: This is the ant’s language 128
JEREMY GLUCK and DON TYLER
Phase47/Nonceptualism: Sound and Vision 132
JEREMY GLUCK with photographs by RUTH SKILBECK
Andy Warhol and Gustav Metzger: Promotion Before the Flood 134
ROSEMARY OSBORNE with JEREMY GLUCK
How Memes Can Shift the Educational Landscape 141
JEREMY GLUCK with ROSEMARY OSBORNE
#thestudentbeings Eltham Hill School Collaboration 145
Under Twenty-Seven–Ella Dreyfus’ Exhibition at Watt Space Gallery.
Head On Photo Festival. On site photography 154-155; 163-165
Under a Maternal Feminist Gaze–Ella Dreyfus’ Under Twenty-Seven 156
Picturing Masculinity, essay and artworks 159
PROFESSOR CATHARINE LUMBY
Under Twenty-Seven, essay 161
DEBORAH VAN HEEKEREN
Disruption at Grossman House Exhibition and statement
On site photography Lizz Mackenzie 166
Unter Asche mixed media artwork 186
Moonage Daydream short play 187
BAND GIGS, TOURS & RELEASES
ANA KEY AND THE UNDERDOGS 195
PAULA PUNCH 196-197
BUSH GOTHIC 198
DATSON HUGHES 199
ISSN: 2209-8941 (Online)
ISBN: 9780648580607 (eBook-pdf)
Arts Features International, Jan-March 2019, Under the Radar (Issue 2) available on Borderstream Books website