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.


This edition we feature A Window on Italy - The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence at the Art Gallery of WA - which arrived via Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki for the exhibition’s sole Australian viewing. The exhibition features artworks and objects from the private collection of the Corsini family, including works by Botticelli, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. It is the first time the works have travelled outside Italy in 600 years.

The stunning exhibition tells us almost as much about the long history of the Corsini family as about their extensive history of collecting, with numerous commissioned portraits of family members. Life-size imagery of the Palazzo Corsini, the lavishly appointed palace which has housed many of the paintings for centuries, are sprinkled throughout the exhibition, providing visitors with glimpses of the Corsini family lifestyle.

We also feature a swathe of Perth Festival shows, including Lisa Reihana: Emissaries at John Curtin Gallery, direct from the New Zealand pavilion of the Venice Biennale. The centrepiece of the exhibition is an epic video titled in Pursuit of Venus (infected), 2015-17, which reimagines a 20-panel, 1804-05 wallpaper depicting Captain Cook’s encounters with Pacific Islanders.

Laetitia Wilson visited FORM Gallery, where a story of invasion and conservation unfolded in Pilar Mata Dupont’s exhibition Undesirable Bodies.

At PICA, the internationally-acclaimed South Korean-born, New York-based artist Kimsooja brings to Perth her one-person protest about violence and inhumanity in the world in Zone of Nowhere. And in Repatriate, at Fremantle Arts Centre, Sydney-based artist Latia Taumoepeau uses her body to demonstrate the impact of climate change on the Pacific Islands, including her ancestral home of Tonga.

Lyn Di Ciero

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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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