We acknowledge and pay our respect to the many Aboriginal nations across this land, traditional custodians, Elders past and present; in particular the Guringai people of the Eora Nation where Art Almanac has been produced.
Why are we here? Being a human on planet Earth seems to preoccupy the artists in this issue; from the passage of time in the work of Jenny Sages to Halinka Orszulok’s observation that the transition of nightfall alters space in mysterious ways. Rob McHaffie has created some of his most literal paintings to date, as he says ‘I don’t think surrealism really touches upon the weirdness of everyday life. What we’ve constructed as humans is worth looking at and reflecting upon.’ We also consider the ground where life unfolds in ‘Oceans From Here’ and Alicia Frankovich’s show ‘Exoplanet’ which investigate the Anthropocene.