Taking Northern Queensland into Account: Another View of Australian Art

Forbes, Celie, and Naylor, Stephen (2022) Taking Northern Queensland into Account: Another View of Australian Art. Limina, 27 (2). pp. 62-85.

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Abstract

This paper seeks to bridge a gap in Australian art histories by examining the contribution of Northern Queensland to the Australian arts narrative. The story of the visual arts in Australia is often written from the perspective of the southern states, and the story of Queensland art is often written from the perspective of its capital, Brisbane. This is despite the early depiction of the rich flora and fauna of Far North Queensland recognised in early surveys. In examining the history of the arts from the north however, key themes emerge that characterise and challenge understandings of the visual arts in Queensland. By exploring the work of artist Clem Forbes (1938-1997) and sculptor Tom Risley (1947-2010) this paper suggests that the contribution made by artists living and working in Northern Queensland can throw light on what is distinct about the north as a vision of Australian art.

Item ID: 77126
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1883-3419
Copyright Information: Published by: The Limina Editorial Collective. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licensing arrangement.
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 04:20
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3601 Art history, theory and criticism > 360102 Art history @ 70%
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3601 Art history, theory and criticism > 360104 Visual cultures @ 30%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts @ 70%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 30%
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