eyeline contemporary visual art magazine. Cover: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, In The Beginning, 2016. Detail. Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Articles: Belief, Complacency, Hype, Hubris: Damien Hirst's Demon with a Bowl in Venice by Pat Hoffie; Divisions on a ground: A critical meditation on Chung Sang-Hwa: Seven Paintings by Lynne Howarth-Gladston and Paul Gladston; Unlearning from Europe: Notes on documenta 14 by David Corbet; Suitcases of rubbish on the beaches of Europe: Toward an end of world weariness by Helen Grace; 15th Istanbul Biennial, 2017 by Marco Marcon; Art and Politics: Are good neighbours too much to ask? by Alan Cruickshank; What happened to the unconscious? Pat Brassington: The Body Electric by Robyn Ferrell; The People vs. Kelley Walker by Robert Leonard; Colin McCahon: On going out with the tide by Priscilla Pitts; Neo-Expressionism: Then and now by Wes Hill; Elisa Carmichael's regenerative art by Sally Butler; and Reviews.
This is the fifth volume of Write About Art, an anthology of essays written by young people about various aspects of art and visual culture. Students from throughout Queensland were invited to submit essays for consideration for this project. Thirty were selected to participate in a mentoring workshop managed by Flying Arts inc. at the State Library of Queensland. They subsequently worked online with their mentors, experienced writers Tim Morrell, Courtney Pedersen, Charles Robb and Beata Batorowicz, to develop their ideas and essays. Write About Art is supported by Arts Queensland. The project and workshop is managed by Flying Arts Inc.