Location: Contemporary Photo Based Work from Australia
Location: Contemporary Photo Based Work from Australia presented the work of twelve artists who work with photography and explore the notion of 'place'. Exhibiting artist Ian North in Jakarta commented: ‘Lively interest on the part of the media, plus conversations with various Indonesians … and the attentive audience at the symposium generally, all indicate that the exhibition is having some impact and that it will continue to do so…’
CURATOR: Juliana Engberg
ARTISTS: Ed Burton, Rozalind Drummond, John Dunkley-Smith, Graeme Hare, Paul Hewson & Linda Maria Walker, Geoff Kleem, Ewen McDonald, Ian North, Robyn Stacey, David Stephenson, Kevin Todd, Anne Zahalka
TOUR: Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Tokyo (1993 - 1994).
Australia Gold: Contemporary Australian Metalwork
Asialink’s third touring exhibition was of a different order: major group exhibition. Australia Gold presented work by Australian Metalsmiths, made in partnership with the leading tertiary institution of the day teaching in this media. Metalsmithing remains one of the key media of the design/ craft area in Australia, with many highly accomplished practitioners.
Curators: Ray Stebbins, Peter Timms
Artists: Susan Cohn, Mark Edgoose, Mari Funaki, Marian Hosking, Junji Konishi, Andrew Last, Carlier Makigawa, Christopher Mullins, Miyuki Nakahara, Beatrice Schalabowsky, Janine Tanzer
Dates and venue: Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Tokyo, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Melbourne (1993-1994)
Partner: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
The team was led by Ray Stebbins, then head of RMIT’s Gold and Silversmith Department and curator Peter Timms. The success of the exhibition was evident, with it being requested and seen in seven cities over two years. The curators and artists traveled with the exhibition, often giving workshops at each host city.
The interest in the work was reflected by attendance, with on average 4,500 per day visiting the Singapore Design Centre, reporting it as the highest attendance of any show in the venue. Ray Stebbins reported that the opening ‘was packed as was the seminar conducted by Beatrice Schlabowsky and myself.’ Artist Junji Konishi accompanied the exhibition to Tokyo and commented:‘l4,000 people per day saw the exhibition at Daimaru. We then moved the show to the Australia Embassy and asked our special guests for an opening party there. Many remarked on the quality of the exhibition. Ray Stebbins gave a lecture (which I translated) at Tokyo University of Fine Art and the staff told me later it was the best lecture by a foreign guest in recent memory.’
Eyes on ASEAN
This exhibition included 121 photographs depicting the people of the ASEAN region in childhood, at work, at leisure and practising their rituals and cultures. Over 60 photographers were represented from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. EYES on ASEAN was devised by Asialink to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations in 1992, primarily aimed at celebrating the people of the region.
Coordinated by: Marina Mahathir
Artists: Brunei:Mohd Haranadi Bin Hj Buntar, Hj Jumat, Hj Shamsuddin Idris, Hj Yacob Dato Paduka Hj Sunny, Jeanifah Hj Mohd. Yusof Indonesia: Jack Andu, Tantyo Bangun, Ali Budiman, Christianto, Desiree Harahap, Rio Helmi, Johnny Hendarta, Dana Irfan, Koes Karnadi, Rully Kesuma, Donny Metri, Agus Setiawan, Julian Sihombing, Tara Sosrowardoyo, Sungkono, Back Tohir, Ketut Widiatmika Malaysia: Tommy T.C. Chang, Zainal Abdullah Halim, Samad Hassan, Teoh Siang Hooi, Fok Poon Hung, Loh Chee Keong, Dennis Lau, David S.T. Loh, Lau Cheng Tean, Lek Wai-Keong, Ng Chee Kong, Arthur Teng Gin Wah Philippines: Melvyn Calderon, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Romeo Gacad, George Gascon, Manuel Goloyugo, Bullit Marquez, Edwin Tuyay, Sonny Yabao Singapore: Wendy Chan, Peter Chen, Raymond Chua Seng Chye, Patrick Lim, Bit Poh Peng, Ronni Pinsler, Ivan Polunin, Tan Choon Wee, Hui Man Yan, Alex Yong Thailand: Ouemaree Boonyingkul, Siri Buasuriya, Waranun Chutchawantipakorn, Pichit Kacharoen, Choompal Khuirukkhit, Watcharee Mepotpoa, Chantra Pramkaen, Suthas Roongsirisilp, Damrong Suntawongsup, Sarthip Thongnakkokegruad, Saroj Thongnakkokegruad, Narong Utsichok, Rermchai Vedshaporn, Kamol Wangniweskul
Tour: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns (1994-1995)