Issue 37

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Change matters in this issue of Artist Profile.

Our cover artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn understands the dangers and happiness of change with her recent focus on the Mekong River. This is a sharp change from her distinctive paintings that related to the Australian bush and her Lao heritage. Similarly Ken Done shares this environmental focus, explaining his passion for sea turtles, painting the Great Barrier Reef and travelling to Antarctica to create his most recent works. And we discover why Guan Wei’s visions of inclusion and exclusion between Australia and China have made him the most outstanding dual identity artist.

We hope this issue of ARTIST PROFILE will open your mind to change.


The Art Rant by Idris Murphy


SAVANHDARY VONGPOONTHORN by Kon Gouriotis, photography by Tony Lopes


DAVID FRANK by Owen Craven
DAVID HORTON by Kon Gouriotis
KEN DONE by Steve Lopes
MERRAN ESSON by Sara Sweet
DEAN HOME by Ashley Crawford
TOM ARTHUR by Lucy Stranger
MEGAN KEATING by Bridget Macleod
GUAN WEI by Michael Young


Essay: Parkinson’s + Art, by John McDonald
Archive: Bronwyn Oliver, by Ian Howard
Project: Ella Barclay, by Lucy Stranger
Project: Luke Sciberras
Process: Andy Quilty
Preview: Nicole Ellis, by Anna Johnson
View Australia
Discovery: Ainsley Wilcock

You can purchase this issue in all good news agencies and art shops across the country from Thursday 10 November.