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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

1981

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Travelling Head, Richard Boulez, Jonathan P. Cockburn Jan 1981

Travelling Head, Richard Boulez, Jonathan P. Cockburn

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Throughout 1981 visiting North American performance artist Richard Boulez offered his head as an exhibition space to a selected number of Sydney artists. The artists were invited to do a work attached to Boulez’s head on dates that coincided with exhibition openings at The Watters Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney. Mr Boulez would visit the artist’s studio or work place prior to the opening. After the artist had completed the work Mr Boulez and the artist concerned would travel by public transport to the particular opening at The Watters Gallery, then onto a coffee shop, restaurant or theatre before Mr ...


Talking About My Childhood: Tacky, Jonathan P. Cockburn Jan 1981

Talking About My Childhood: Tacky, Jonathan P. Cockburn

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The work by Jon Cockburn exhibited in the Wynne Competition at the AGNSW (1981-82) was entitled Talking About my Childhood: Tacky, and this relief sculpture explores the fragmentation of self that accompanies shifting meanings of place. The work takes its title from an instance in 1981 when Joan Brassil, Judith Blackall and Jon Cockburn went to the Australia Hotel, at the Rocks, for a few beers after completing respective projects in their shared studio space (Cumberland Street). Jon Cockburn got talking about his childhood in Papua New Guinea and Joan said: “Jon you have got to be where your soul ...