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Pleasure of The Gaze
Image and Appearance in Recent Australian Art

Scarce Australian catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition “Pleasure of The Gaze : Image and Appearance in Recent Australian Art”, held at the The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 1985, and curated by Bruce Adams.
Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white across exhibiting artist biographical sections and essay accompaniment illustrations, this publication features the work of Julie Brown-Rrap, Peter Callas, Richard Dunn, Merilyn Fairskye, Marinka Kordis, Maris Kozic, Lindy Lee, John Lethbridge, Akio Makigawa, Sue Paull, Stieg Persson, Robert Randall and Frank Bendinelli, Carol Rudyard, Peter Tyndall, Vicki Varvaressos, and John R. Walker. Essays include “Eye, Image, Picture, Screen (and all that Junk)” by Adrian Martin; “Sticky Television” by Meaghan Morris; “Re Re-Orientation: The Image as Fantasy and Furniture in Japan” by Peter Callas. Plus an introduction by Adams.

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Anything Goes
Art in Australia 1970-1980

First printing of “Anything Goes : Art in Australia 1970-1980”, published by Art & Text in 1984. Edited by Paul Taylor, founder of Art & Text, this large, valuable volume of essays by leading writers of those years – covering all aspects of painting, sculpture, photography and experimental art forms since 1970 – features contributions by Janine Burks, Mary Eagle, Christine Godden, Robert Lindsay, Ian Burn, Julie Ewington, Memory Holloway, Terry Smith, Ann Stephen, Margaret Plant, Patrick McCaughey, Daniel Thomas.

“The 1970s were years of unprecedented change in Australian art and culture, and Anything Goes is the first book about that decade’s remarkable variety of art.”

Includes the work of: →↑→, Mike Parr, Howard Arkley, Jenny Watson, Donald Judd, Ian Burn, John Lethbridge, John Davis, Mel Bochner, Joseph Beuys, Mel Ramsden, Women’s Domestic Needlework Group, Andy Warhol, Tim Johnson, Nigel Lendon, Artsworkers Union, Robert Rooney, Clive Murray-White, Tony McGillick, Fred Williams, John Firth-Smith, George Haynes, Donald Laycock, Michael Taylor, Fred Cress, Ron Robertson-Swann, David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Roger Kemp, Paul Partos, Trevor Vickors, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Vivienne Binns, Bonita Ely, Marie McMahon, Virginia Cuppaidge, Imants Tillers, Les Kossatz, Ti Parks, Peter Cripps, Ken Searle, Jan Senbergs, George Baldessin, John Armstrong, Janet Dawson, Dale Hickey, Tony Coleing, Marr Grounds, Chips Mackinolty, Ann Newmarch, Colin Little, Jan Mackay, Toni Robertson, Jenny Hill, Christo, Ross Grounds, Ken Unsworth, Kevin Mortensen, Stelarc, Jillian Orr, Hossein Valamanesh, W. Thomas Arthur, Ewa Pachucka, Vicki Varvaressos, Carol Jerrems, Elizabeth Gower, Geoff Hogg, Ann Newmarch, Peter Kennedy, Jon Rhodes, Bill Henson, Stephen Lojewski, Robert Owen, Mark Johnson, Peter Booth, John Dunkley-Smith
, Ron Robertson-Swann, Alun Leach-Jones, Michael Johnson, Lesley Dumbrell, Fred Cross, John Walker, David Aspden, and many more.

Paul Taylor (Melbourne, 1957–7 September 1992) was an Australian art critic, curator, editor and publisher. In 1981, he founded Art & Text, the contemporary art journal considered to be responsible for generating and promoting postmodernist discourse in Australian art.

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