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6 Editorial 8 Dispatches

Andrew Stephens 14 Notes from the field

Chloé Wolifson 28 Finding freedom:

H irschfeld-Mack at Geelong Gallery Sally Groom, Geelong

32 Writing their own history:

Yang Zhichao’s Chinese Bible Michael Young 36 R esonance: Xiao Lu’s ‘Impossible Dialogue’ at 4A

Julie Ewington, Sydney 44 S tockholm syndrome and neuroscience:

Two young Chinese artists, the Great Firewall and the internet Luise Guest 50 A poetic pilgrimage: Anthony Bond’s Ken Unsworth

Gary Sangster 54 Pushing from the edges: Michael Fitzgerald in conversation with Clothilde Bullen, Anna Davis, Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Isobel Parker Philip 62 K wementyaye (Kathleen) Petyarre c. 1938 – 2018

Christine Nicholls



Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcaster living in Sydney; Michael Fitzgerald is Editor of Art Monthly Australasia; Sally Groom is an emerging art writer based in regional Victoria; Luise Guest is Manager of Research for the White Rabbit Collection in Sydney; her book Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China was published by Piper Press in 2016; Christine Nicholls was the curatorial adviser for ‘Genius of Place: The work of Kathleen Petyarre’ at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art in 2001; she is a Board member of Art Monthly Australasia; Gary Sangster has been a faculty member of UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, and is currently Enterprise Officer at Bath Spa University and Consulting Director of Drawing Projects UK; Andrew Stephens is a visual arts writer based in Melbourne; he is Editor of Imprint magazine for the Print Council of Australia; Chloé Wolifson is a Sydney-based independent writer and curator; Michael Young is a Sydney-based arts writer and Contributing Editor for ArtAsiaPacific magazine.

Cover: Mumu Mike Williams, Kulilaya munuya nitiriwa (Listen and learn from us), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas mail bag, wood, kangaroo tendon, resin; image courtesy the artist, Mimili Maku Arts and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; © the artist/Copyright Agency, 2019; photo: Merinda Campbell

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Art Monthly Australasia is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council,

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