GOMA’s Summer Show – ‘Falling Back to Earth’ – Artlink Review

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Detail of Head On, 2006 by Cai Guo-Qiang


Photo by Christina Lowry

Here’s my Artlink review of the summer show at GOMA (that’s closing May 11th).

I was glad to have the opportunity to comment in print on this show because the work is mainly about spectacle. And while it treats an important subject – the environmental crisis – my experience of the art itself left me pretty much unmoved.

That so many people have been wowed by this exhibition: that’s interesting.

Have a read and I’d welcome comments from any and all of you.

Here’s the review: Cai Guo-Qiang at GOMA

Link to GOMA’s website: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/cai_guo-qiang

Virginia Jones’ Recent Installations – Journal of Australian Ceramics/ November 2013


I can now share with you the article I wrote about Virginia Jones’ ceramics practice.

Virginia’s gentle approach to speaking about her deeply felt connection to the Earth is none the less strong for using some of the simplest materials — ochres, sand, clay and text. Truly sustainable and in keeping with natural systems, Jones’ inquiry is quite radical in its purity of spirit.

I hope you enjoy!

Virginia Jones: Gentle Radical