October 2011

Andrew Bolt as a young journalist working for the 'Age', c.1980.
Prescribing behaviour

Education

Prescribing behaviour

The rush to diagnose ADHD

Water under the bridge

Issues and policies

Water under the bridge

A guide to the Murray Darling Basin

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Books

The Book Show and Ramona Koval

To call up in oneself a feeling once experienced and, having called it up, to convey it by means of movements, lines, colours, sounds, images expressed in words, so that others experience the same feeling – in this consists the activity of art. – Leo Tolstoy, What is Art?  

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Federal politics

Summit season

Julia Gillard, foreign policy and the summit season

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Theatre

The legend of Jandamarra

Theatre in the Kimberley

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Garage alchemists

A dining experience at Hobart’s Garagistes

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Fashion masterpiece

Fashion

Fashion masterpiece

Romance was born - ‘The Oracle’, 2011

Theatre masterpiece

Theatre

Theatre masterpiece

Tom Wright & Benedict Andrews - ‘The War of the Roses’, 2009

Ballet masterpiece

Dance

Ballet masterpiece

Graeme Murphy - ‘Swan Lake’, 2002

Video art masterpiece

Art

Video art masterpiece

Shaun Gladwell - ‘Storm Sequence’, 2000

Performance art masterpiece

Art

Performance art masterpiece

Mike Parr - ‘Close the Concentration Camps’, 2002

Visual art (three-dimensional) masterpiece

Art

Visual art (three-dimensional) masterpiece

Hany Armanious & Mary Teague - ‘Lines of Communication’, 2010

Brian Blanchflower, 'Canopy LI (Scelsi IV), oils, wax medium, pumice powder, acrylic on laminated hessian, January-May 2001, 221 x 172 cm.LEFT: Full painting. Right: Detail.Collection of the artist. © Brian Blanchflower. Photograph by Robert Frith.

Art

Visual art (two-dimensional) masterpiece

Brian Blanchflower - ‘Canopy LI (Scelsi I–IV)’, 2001

© Chris Harvey

Architecture

Architecture masterpiece

Lindsay & Kerry Clare - ‘Gallery of Modern Art’, Queensland, 2006

© Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images

Design

Design masterpiece

Marc Newson - ‘Qantas A380 Economy Seat’, 2008

David Gulpilil in 'The Tracker'. Image courtesy of Rolf de Heer.

Film

Film masterpiece

Rolf de Heer - ‘The Tracker’, 2002

Television masterpiece

Television

Television masterpiece

Chris Lilley - ‘Summer Heights High’, 2007

Contemporary dance masterpiece

Dance

Contemporary dance masterpiece

Tanja Liedtke - ‘construct’, 2007

Scene from 'The Theft of Sita'. Image courtesy of Melbourne Festival.

Music

Music theatre masterpiece

An Australian–Indonesian production - ‘The Theft of Sita’, 2000

Stand-up comedy masterpiece

Theatre

Stand-up comedy masterpiece

Justin Hamilton - ‘Circular’, 2011

Popular music masterpiece

Music

Popular music masterpiece

Sarah Blasko - ‘As Day Follows Night’, 2009

James Ledger. © Bridget Elliot.

Music

Classical music masterpiece

James Ledger - ‘Chronicles’, 2009

The members of Ten Part Invention, founded by John Pochée (third from right).

Music

Jazz masterpiece

Ten Part Invention - ‘Unidentified Spaces’, 2001

Opera masterpiece

Music

Opera masterpiece

Neil Armfield - ‘Peter Grimes’, 2009

Fiction masterpiece

Books

Fiction masterpiece

JM Coetzee - ‘Summertime’, 2009

Poetry masterpiece

Poems

Poetry masterpiece

Jennifer Maiden - ‘Friendly Fire’, 2005

Glenn Murcutt with a model of the house he built for Banduk Marika at Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, 2009. © Jim Trifyllis/Newspix

Architecture

Fathers & sons

Meeting Glenn Murcutt

The incendiary Meow Meow, 2011. © Magnus Hastings

Theatre

Queen of the night

Meeting Meow Meow

Clive James, 2006. © David Levenson/Getty Images

Books

Clean as you go

A correspondence with Clive James

Louise Bourgeois, 'Harmless Woman', 1969. Bronze, gold patina. Image courtesy of Cheim and Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser and Wirth © Estate of Louise Bourgeois. Photograph by Christopher Burke.

Art

Bodying forth

Alice Neel and Louise Bourgeois

John Bell rehearsing 'King Lear'. Sydney Opera House, 2010. © Greg Wood/AFP

Theatre

Bowing to the bard

John Bell’s ‘On Shakespeare’

Andrew Fraser. Image courtesy of Lindy Allen.

Television

Line of appeal

Meeting Andrew Fraser

Taking to the woods

Film

Taking to the woods

Daniel Nettheim’s ‘The Hunter’ and Anh Hung Tran’s ‘Norwegian Wood’

The boys in Girls: Christopher Owens and Chet 'JR' White.

Music

Out of the bay

Girls’s ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’

Mary Finister at work. © Michael Amendolia

Music

What happens next

Meeting Mary Finsterer

Noted  Right arrow

'The Street Sweeper', By Elliot Perlman, Random House, 544pp; $32.95
'Autumn Laing', By Alex Miller, Allen and Unwin, 464pp; $39.99
'What’s in a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography', Art Gallery of NSW - 24 September 2011 to 5 February 2012

What’s in a face? Aspects of portrait photography

Art Gallery of NSW - 24 September 2011 to 5 February 2012

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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz