– Cover Commissions –
Art & Australia collaborated with living artists between 2003 - 2015 on artworks which would then grace the cover of the magazine. We were proud to celebrate the 14th Biennale of Sydney with ‘On Reason and Emotion’ by Susan Norrie in 2004, delve into a fantasy world with Louise Weaver with her work Guido Valdez (Vendetta for love), 2006 for Issue 44.3, Autumn 2007 and be immersed in the eccentric aesthetic of Del Kathryn Barton with or to make myself a space to inhabit, 2007 in Issue 45.3, Autumn 2008. For Issue 45.4 William Kentridge’s iconic drawings for Telegrams from the nose, 2008, extended to the inside cover into a filmic foldout, in keeping with the artist’s aesthetic. In 2010 for Issue 47.4 we invited Brook Andrew to create the collage Witnesses to history, 2010, which paid tribute to the late Nick Waterlow. For Issue 48.2, Summer 2010,ARTAND Australia collaborated with Kaldor Public Art Projects to create a cover with John Baldessari, coinciding with his ambitious artwork, Your name in lights, 2011, which graced the façade of the Australian Museum for the 2011 Sydney Festival.