The Artist's Chronicle is pleased to present the documentary Makers: The Artists, their work, their lives Episode 3: Tony Jones.

This episode features Tony Jones in his studio, at home, and pursuing his love of sailing. A teacher of art for over five decades, Jones has influenced hundreds of students. We explore how public art became a major part of his practice, from the much loved and anonymously adorned Eliza on the Swan River to his depiction of CY O'Connor at CY O'Connor Beach.

In 2008, Jones was named Western Australia's Citizen of the Year, and in 2009 he received the Order of Australia medal for services to the visual arts as a sculptor and educator.

Features artists Stuart Elliot, Angela McHarrie and Pam Jones, as well as philanthropist, arts patron and art collector Janet Holmes à Court.

Commissioned by St John of God Health Care and produced by the Artist's Chronicle, the series features artists within the SJGHC art collection, and now screens on its arts channel at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

The Artist’s Chronicle is pleased to present the documentary Makers: The Artists, their work, their lives, Episode 2: Frances Andrijich.

This episode follows Andrijich during a photo shoot with ballet dancer extraordinaire Briana Shepherd. We explore her place of work, home and background, and learn why author and broadcaster Susan Maushart says she and her family are all terrified of Andrijich because she’ll do anything to get the best shot!

Frances Andrijich is one of Australia's finest photographers. Her extraordinary images have earned her a growing national and international reputation. She has produced over a dozen books and won numerous awards for photography. Her subjects have included the Dali Lama, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger, Kerry Stokes, Shaun Tan, Janet Holmes à Court, and of course, the Australian landscape.

Features dancer Briana Shepherd and interviews with documentary filmmaker Michael Muntz; author and broadcaster Susan Maushart; Ted Snell, Director, Cultural Precinct, University of WA, and Jane Fraser, CEO Fremantle Press.

Commissioned by St John of God Health Care and produced by the Artist’s Chronicle, the series features artists within the SJGHC art collection, and now screens on the arts channel at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.


Lisa Reihana: Emissaries

Direct from the Venice Biennale, and on show at John Curtin Gallery in Perth, Western Australia, Lisa Reihana: Emissaries reimagines, in an act of cultural reclamation, Captain Cook’s encounters with the First Nations people of the Pacific. This interview features the centrepiece of the show, the epic video, in Pursuit of Venus (infected), 2015-17, where Reihana incorporates performers into a static artwork. The work was inspired by the 20-panel French Neoclassical wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique, created in 1804-05, which depicts Pacific Islanders as European in appearance, inspiring Reihana to include "real people with real Pacific bodies" in the work.

The exhibition includes antique telescopes, plus 18th and 19th century works on paper from the Kerry Stokes Collection, and the specimen cabinets of Joseph Banks.

Lisa Reihana: Emissaries is on show at John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Western Australia until 29 April, 2018.

Produced by the Artist's Chronicle.


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Luda Korczynskyj

Ten years in development, the concept of Luda Korczynskyj's exhibition at Gallows Gallery began when her daughter was suffering from anorexia nervosa. Along the way, the show morphed into an exhibition exploring how women can be challenged through difficult times and come out stronger - physically, mentally and socially. Produced by the Artist's Chronicle Jan 2018.


In this edition, we feature a major exhibition of works by Stewart Scambler titled Fragment, on show at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of WA. As part of his preparation to render some of Australia’s most

isolated areas in clay, Scambler drove 10,000 kms through the vast landscape, resulting in work of the largest scale he’s ever attempted. The largest work in the show reaches an astounding 9.2 metres in width. Scambler

hopes the works will resonate with our own memories of the landscape.

Jo Pickup visited the Perth Centre for Photography to relate the disappointing saga of PCP’s second loss of premises. She ponders whether local organisations can establish stability within the changing economic landscape.

We visited Fremantle Arts Centre for the exhibition Sensual Nature, where artists from across Australia explore the human predilection to perceive seductive shapes, symbols and metaphors within nature.

The Corisini Collection at the Art Gallery of WA has generated a celebration of all things Italian, so it seemed only fitting we quizzed AGWA Director Stefano Carboni about another Italian passion - food.

We spoke to UK-based documentary filmmaker Phil Grabsky on the eve of his tour to Australia to mark the fifth season of his Exhibitions on Screen series - a series screened in 1500 cinemas in over 60 countries.

We also welcome Iva Glisic to the Artist’s Chronicle. Iva has a PhD in History and Art History from the University of WA, and researches and teaches the cultural, political and intellectual history of Russia and the Balkans. In this edition, she reviews the book The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre by Dominic Smith.

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Art to to hit hospital’s small screens

The Artist’s Chronicle is pleased to announce a partnership with St John of God Murdoch Hospital bringing art directly to patients’ rooms though the first television channel for patients within a hospital in Western Australia.

A cornerstone of the project is Makers: the artists, their work, their lives, a series of 30 minute programs created by the Artist’s Chronicle bringing to life artworks within the SJGMH art collection. The score for the series has been created by Audio Chemistry in Melbourne.

The project has been approved by the Documentary Australia Foundation, and builds on scientific studies around the world finding art heals by changing a person’s physiology from stress to deep relaxation, changing brain wave patterns, affecting the nervous system, hormonal balance and brain neurotransmitters.

The Artist’s Chronicle has worked closely with SJGMH Arts Manager Connie Petrillo to bring the project to fruition. By conducting research into the effects of the Makers series on patients we hope to put forward strong evidence for changes in the manner patients currently receive visual care to key organisations such as the Australia Council on Healthcare Standards.

Artists such as Hans Arkeveld, Tony Jones, Janis Nedela, Jillian Green and photographer Frances Andrijich will feature in the series.

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