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CONTENTS 8 Editorial 10 Dispatches Andrew Stephens 16 Notes from the field Chloé Wolifson 22 Opening the windows:

‘Marama Dina’ at CAC Michael Fitzgerald, South Western Sydney 24 An unlikely marriage:

Olley and Quilty at GOMA Chloé Wolifson, Brisbane 30 Postcards from a region:

‘52 Artists 52 Actions’ at Artspace Genevieve Trail, Sydney 32 Odd couplings, and troubling times in the west Gary Dufour, Perth

36 Mind the gap:

Julie Gough’s ‘Tense Past’ at TMAG Lucy Hawthorne, Hobart 38 Finale: Bouquet at Te Papa and painting in the expanded field Nike Savvas 46 The factory-assemblist and the scholar-artist in the historiography of Chinese art Alex Burchmore, Melbourne 54 Stupid little dreamer:

A short history of MOP Projects 2003 – 2016 Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Sydney 60 Fugitive pieces: Tracey Moffatt’s ‘Portals’ Leigh Robb

CONTRIBUTORS Alex Burchmore recently received his PhD from the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at the ANU, where he now works as a sessional lecturer alongside his duties as Publication Manager for Art Monthly Australasia; Daniel Mudie Cunningham is an artist, writer and curator based in Sydney and currently Director, Programs at Carriageworks; Gary Dufour is Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Western Australia, Perth, and formerly Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Michael Fitzgerald is Editor of Art Monthly Australasia; Lucy Hawthorne is a Hobart-based freelance arts writer, artist and researcher who also works in the library at the Museum of Old and New Art; she holds a PhD in art theory, ‘The Museum as Art: SiteSpecific Art in Australia’s Public Museums’ (2013); Leigh Robb is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, and a Board member of Art Monthly Australasia; Nike Savvas is an artist who lives and works transnationally between London, Sydney and Nicosia; Andrew Stephens is a visual arts writer based in Melbourne; he is Editor of Imprint for the Print Council of Australia; Genevieve Trail is an independent writer and critic based in Narrm/ Melbourne, with a research focus on contemporary art from China and the AsiaPacific; Chloé Wolifson is a Sydney-based independent writer and curator.

Cover: Nike Savvas with Finale: Bouquet (2019) at Toi Art, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; image courtesy Te Papa, Wellington; photo: Jack Fisher

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