2023 artworld | curatorial | feminism | gender | analysis | education | australia
CoUNTess: Spoiling Illusions Since 2008
Boldly and insightfully written by Melinda Rackham and Elvis Richardson, CoUNTess: Spoiling Illusions Since 2008 offers insights and actions for change. Statistical analysis and biting humour combine with cultural and feminist theories to chart how the education of artists, the role of galleries and museums, art prizes, magazines, curators, collectors and philanthropists contribute to an artworld where women miss out. From original cheeky anonymous CoUNTess Blog posts to today's not-for-profit Countess.Report collective interventions, alongside excerpts of life writing by Countess founder Elvis Richardson, this is vital reading.
2016 artist monograph | SALA | jewellery | sculpture | art-science
Catherine Truman: Touching Distance
- Although enduringly fond of carving jewellery from Mother-of-Pearl and English Lime, Catherine Truman's oeuvre extends to choreography, public sculpture, installation, photograph, poetry and moving image.
- Silken threads connect gestures, forms and techniques across time and location, between suites of more traditionally crafted work and those that infiltrate and augment the scientific realm. The intertwining interdependent systems in her work articulate the relationships between the felt and experienced; the seen and unseen; between medium and production.
- Drawn from generous conversations with Truman and my extensive research into her archives, photographs, process documentation, journals, hard-drives and drawings - and illustrated with seductive images, predominantly by Grant Hancock - this is the first major publication on a great Australian artist.
- Catherine Truman: Touching Distance, Melinda Rackham,
- Wakefield Press (2016 SALA monograph), 2016,
- Jacketed Hardcover, 192 pages
2018 anthology | adoption | trauma | loss | poetry | social justice
- Four dynamic writers unearth the the ongoing effects of their adoption through poetry and prose. This anthology presents rarely heard authentic adoptee perspectives on trauma, loss and reclaiming identity.