Syndicate lll: The Council by Stuart Elliott, Nov 2017

Syndicate lll: The Council by Stuart Elliott explores intentionally-obscure histories and realities in the third Commission by philanthropist group the Syndicate. On show at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Western Australia from 25 November 2017 until 4 February 2018.


This edition precedes the re-launch of the Artist’s Chronicle website, which will be complete with options for online subscription, subscription log-in and digital view of each issue. The new website functions are expected to be live by the end of the year. Also new to the Artist’s Chronicle will be regular film interviews, the first of which features Syndicate lll: The Council by Stuart Elliott, released with this November edition. The Council is the third commission by philanthropist group the Syndicate, which provides artists time to focus on a major body of work. The much anticipated result of the commission by Stuart Elliott, will be shown at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries towards the end of November.

Also featured in this edition is Laetitia Wilson’s visit to Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery to view Batavia: Giving Voice to the Voiceless. The exhibition is a blend of both science and visual arts, giving voice to those aboard the Batavia who met a brutal end in 1629 after being shipwrecked off WA.

Jo Pickup presents the third installment in a four-part series exploring temporary public art projects in WA. This edition features the first High Tide festival, recently held in Fremantle.

We also visit the extensive exhibition, Heath Ledger: a life in pictures at the Art Gallery of WA. Guest Curator Allison Holland has brought together an astonishing array of objects to reveal the actor’s life both on and off the screen.

We report of Murdoch University’s first art gallery, a long held dream of its art collection curator Mark Stewart. Lastly, we review Martine Perret’s second book, Beyond: Above Western Australia, inspired by her new home in WA, far from France where she grew up.

Wishing you the very best this coming festive season.

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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