About Us

The Artist’s Chronicle is a bi-monthly magazine for artists, collectors and associated workers and industries in Western Australia.

Articles include current events in the visual arts in Western Australia and reviews of newly released art books. Exhibitions are listed in our On View section, as well as art societies and associations and suppliers and services to the visual arts.

The magazine was established in 1991 by the Editor, Lyn DiCiero, who recognised a need to circulate information about contemporary art in Western Australia. The Artist’s Chronicle takes an active role in the visual arts offering practical advice as well as being involved in curating exhibitions and judging art awards.

The Artist’s Chronicle is an invaluable journal in Western Australia providing current information for a wide range of readers. Many advertisers have continued to utilise the magazine since its first year of publication.

Issues each year: January, March, May, July, September and November.

In 2012 the Artist’s Chronicle celebrates its twenty-first year of operation.

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Artist’s Chronicle

Lyn DiCiero, Editor

Since establishing the Artist’s Chronicle in 1991, Lyn DiCiero has been its Editor and owner. In this role she has written more than one thousand articles about the visual arts on a wide range of subject-matter. As well as her role in steering the Artist’s Chronicle, she has been involved in curating, developing and judging many art awards in Western Australia, and has been responsible for the development of many regional art awards.

Lyn was the Australian Manager for a School of Colour in the 1990s, which included operating distance education courses across Australia. She has researched and published two major catalogues for exhibitions, and was commissioned to research and publish the history of Soroptimist International of Fremantle, launched in 2006.

With the aim of developing further understanding and knowledge of the visual arts in the wider community she created Fastrack Art, a unique course sharing more than twenty years’ experience in the visual arts, together with colleagues and art organisations. The course was aimed at local government staff who regularly encountered art and art events, yet felt their basic knowledge in the field was lacking.

In recent years she has curated the City of Belmont Art & Photographic Awards since 2005, the Boardwalk Sculpture Awards at Mindarie Marina in 2007/08, and curated the City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards for recycled sculpture and the annual National Lifestyle Villages Art Awards since 2008. In 2010 she curated the inaugural Soroptimist International of Fremantle Help the Homeless Art Auction. Lyn also documents art collections for the City of Belmont, the Town of Mosman Park, the City of Rockingham and Perth Airport.

She served on the Committee for the Friends of Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia from 2006-11 and is currently part of the judging panel for the University of Western Australia’s 3D Art Challenge in Second Life operated through its Physics Department. Lyn is also a visual arts writer for The West Australian newspaper.

Lyn DiCiero

Photo Frances Andrijich