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Perth a rtist Min axi May has wo n
the 2013 Artso urce B asel Residency
in Switzerland. She’ll be drawing
o n the local design cu ltu re to
develop her brightly colou red,
mixed-media works. Meanwhile,
Simo ne John sto n heads to Sydney
n ext year fo r a three-mo nth
Artsource Artspace Residency.
Fan s of Stormie Mills can sleep with the ar tist... so rt-of. The lo cal
creative was inv ited to customise a suite at The C ulle n Hotel in
Melbou rne – the first Austra lia n to follow a raft of internation al
street artists including Blek le Rat, Swoon and D*Face. As part of
the Art Series Hotels, Sto rmie’s roo m featu res his sign ature charac ters
painted a cro ss a vintage book in stallatio n.
BEST IN SHOW
Collectors take note: Que ens of the
Desert in Black & White, happening
at Abo rigin art in Febru ary, will
featu re some of the cou ntry’s most
acclaimed a rtists. From Judy Watso n
Napan gardi – whose top au ctio n
price at Sotheby’s is $216,000 – to a
formidable list of Telstra A rt Awa rd
wi nn ers i ncluding Dorothy Robin so n
Napangardi, Kathleen Petyarre
a nd Ngoia Polla rd Napaltjarri , this
show is a mu st-see for art lovers an d
investors. aboriginart.com.au .
Three Goats on a Bender, by Stormie Mills
at The Cullen Hotel, Melbourne.
Twelve Green Bottles, by Minaxi May.
The new director of Artsource,
Gavi n Buckley, shares his vision
for the organisation.
Business engagement is one
of the areas I’d like to develop.
It’s not just about big corporations
– many of them have fantastic
ar t collections – but also small
to mediu m-sized bu sin esses a nd
individuals. The qu ality of work in
WA is fantastic. S ometimes we ju st
n eed to help people realise what ’s
available, and if n eeded, make the
co nn ection s for them.
I’m a great believer in the idea
of a mixed economy for the arts.
A public income is vital, but it’s also
of huge impo rtan ce to develop
relation ships with pri vate spon so rs.
It’s good for Artsource and the
sector as a whole.
I’m keen to get the voice of our
artists out there more. That ’s
the really exciting part. I’m an art
collector myself, and I know from
perso nal experie nce what a thrill it is
to not only enjoy the work, but also
meet an d talk to some of the artists
who produced it.
Mina Mina – Salt Flats, by Dorothy Robinson Napangardi.
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