The Dark Horsey Form Guide, Archive & Punter's Companion
Critical writing by Ken Bolton
vol.14.2 Method For Form’s Sake
Sarah crowEST—A Serious Of Objects—Australian Experimental Art Foundation, May 22nd—June 28th; Sam Howie—Survey—and Return Threshold—Patrick Hartigan, Michelle Nikou, Marcin Kobylecki, Charlie Sofo—Fontanelle, May 18th—June 8th; Peter Atkins—Silence—and James Guerts—Topography Of Water—Greenaway Art Gallery, May 28th—June 22nd; Juz Kitson—Still Life: Sleep of non-being—Greenaway Art Gallery, June 25th—July 25th; Joe Felber—Kontaktraum : Auslander (space of contact—foreigner)—Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, June 13th—July 13th.
vol.14.1 “Untimely Meditatin’”—Bakunin
Collaborator—Aleksandra Antic, Anjo Bolardo, Rommel Joson, Glenn Kestell, Tristram Miravalles, Mark Valenzuela—Boxplot, April 25th—May 11th; Zoe Kirkwood—Enter Excess: Space Invaders and Sam Songailo—Digital Wasteland—CACSA, April 25th —May 24th; (The exhibition formerly known as) Aspy Kids—Celeste Aldahn, David Capra, Sarah CrowEST, Robin Hungerford, Amanda Marburg, Tom Polo, Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh, Patrick Rees—AEAF, April 11th—May 17th; Dark Heart—various artists—AGSA, March 1st—May 11th.
vol.13.3 All The Young Dudes? Daniel Crooks—Samstag Museum, October 10th—December 20th; Christian Lock—New Work—Greenaway Gallery, October 20th—November 17th; Arte Magre—various artists—Australian Experimental Art Foundation, dates; Daniele Puppi—432 Hertz—Australian Experimental Art Foundation, November 1st—December 7th; Provisional State II—Johnnie Dady, James Dodd, KaB101—Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, November 8th—December 15th.
vol.13.2—MAINTAIN THE BUZZ Artists: Ian North at Greenaway and AGSA • Heartland—various artists: Tjala artists from Amata, Ian North, Kim Buck, Yhonnie Scarce, Wendy Fairclough, Paul Sloan (at AGSA and FELT), Christa Rosa, Kate Breakey, Stewart MacFarlane, Lorry Humphreys • Sandra Uray-Kennett.
vol.13.1—GAME ON—acting out, mouthing off, unplugged & tricksy Artists: Matt Huppatz, Owen Leong, Juz Kitson, Drew Pettifer, Bronwyn Platten, Sarah Coggrave and others, Aldo Iacobelli, Louise Haselton, Michelle Nikou, Mark Siebert
vol.12.4—THE WHEELS COME OFF, THE WHEELS GET RE-INVENTED"—A space-chicken to Captain Beefheart. Artists: Lee Salomone, Jeffrey Smart, Katie Barber, Sam Howie, Mark Valenzuela, Pat Brassington, Jeffrey Harris, Matthew Bradley
vol.12.3—The Wolf's Pyjamas-and The Modern Nonsense-sentiment, uncertaintly, the wolfish, the vulpine, the way of the world. Artists: Anna Platten, Christine Collins, Sam Howie, Ariel Hassan, Amy Baker, Nasim Nasr, Katie Barber, Stewart MacFarlane
vol.12.2—Artists: Endless Summer—various artists—at Nexus Gallery, 5 April 5–4 May; Sidney Nolan the Gallipoli series and Richard Grayson and Steve Wigg—Monument, at Samstag Gallery, Adelaide, April 20— June 1; Hossein Valamanesh at Greenaway Gallery April 26—May 27; Aida Tomescu at Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide June 27—July 22; Maarten Daudeij—The Quest—at Fontanelle, July 5—August 3 and The God, at CACSA Project Space, July 27—August 24; Paul Hoban Transformal—and Mark Kimber—The Pale Mirror, at Greenaway Gallery, July 25—August 31;
vol.11.6 —To Go Bo Diddley. Where No One Has Gone Before: Weird, or What? Artists: Christian Lock, Chelsea Lehmann, Gary Carsley, Heidi Abraham, and OSW (Bianca Hester, Terri Bird, Scott Mitchell).
vol.11.5 —September Song - Goodtime Charlie. He tells me he is sorry, lonely, afraid, looking for a wife, looking for a girl and a little boy and the only game in town.
vol.11.4 —Art of the Stat Dec, and other cunning ploys - are you now or have you ever been, a punk, an emo, a formalist, a fan, a witch or a wizard? The Cuts Of Their Jibs - August thru September, 2011. Artists: Aldahn, Bradley, Akira, Takasaka, Ryui.
vol.11.3 — Louise Haselton in 2011 — Where went the angst?
vol.11.2 —Some Returning Perennials — the past’s ideas of the future return — as genre?
vol.11.1 —Mark Siebert 2011: With his heart in his hip pocket…
Survey of the new in Adelaide art — the lie of the land in 2005
Adelaide: the lie of the land updated
John Barbour worked at a kind of deliberate abandon
The New New — How New is The New in your view, hm? Very?
Mark Siebert 2008 interview: As with Mister Ed, the horse’s mouth spoke a kind of truth, but only a kind of truth…
Talking Up Paul Sloan: Plurality, Abundance, Profusion and Delight — take the Visual Imaginary of our time, add Paul Sloan, stir rapidly
Sarah CrowEST 2007 profile : the pleasure of her company — & her alter-egos, the pleasure of theirs too.
Craige Andrae 2002 profile : Craige Andrae, tarnished angel
Louise Haselton 2002 profile: The long table bears a series of pieces — and what I take to be ideas or sketches for future works
Anton Hart 2002 profile: vigilance and distraction
Aldo Iacobelli 2003 profile: Iacobelli's oeuvre can be read as a prolonged puzzling over the function of art and artist and of the binaries that are often held to be the choice available
Shaun Kirby: the duck at the top of the stairs is the art of Shaun Kirby
George Popperwell, 1992 dark star review: Popperwell might be for the public a major dark star now made visible
George Popperwell, 2003 review: what we need — a more hermetic formalism.
Michelle Nikou: “I salute that various field!”
Bronwyn Platten 1993 review: an unpopular art
Bronwyn Platten 2003 review: Where the previous exhibition dealt with ‘limit-case’ instances, as well as the typical, Love Maps dealt more in the seviceably normative.
Richard Grayson: Three easy pieces
Australian Women Artists 2004 Survey: I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew
Hossein Valamanesh review of 2001 survey exhibition: A lot of these terms, of course, have had bad press