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 the Perth Festival exhibition Human Nature, at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery by prominent Yemen-born, London-based artist Zadok Ben-David whose astonishingly labour-intensive works are bound to attract a healthy number of visitors. His work, Blackfield, is a field of 27,000 flowers, representing more than 900 species, created from paper-thin stainless-steel. Colourful on one side, the flowers are completely black on the reverse. His second work in the show is The Other Side of Midnight, a suspended orb, covered on one side with thousands of colourful butterflies, and less attractive cockroaches and beetles on the reverse. In both works, Ben-David questions human attitudes towards nature, and brings a sense of optimism for environmental challenges.

We visited local artist Luda Korczynskyj, whose upcoming exhibition at Gallows Gallery was initially based on her daughter suffering from anorexia nervosa. Visit to see the interview with Korczynskyj from 20 January.

Jo Pickup presents the final installment in her series focusing on temporary public art in WA. This edition features regional projects by International Art Space, an organisation bringing to WA fresh perspectives of visiting artists heralding from overseas.

We report on the new children’s ward at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, which now includes colourful, age-appropriate artworks throughout its rooms and corridors, and a trial of Virtual Reality headsets to ease anxiety in patients during their stay.

Lastly, we review two books: Hal Missingham by Lou Klepac, a fine addition to any library, and Artists of Perth by Gabi Mills and Lisa Shearon who provide a cross-section of artists practising in Perth today.

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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