Issue #7 – Love & Money

Something new is emerging. Here come the fixperts, revivalists, frugalists and custodians. Is this what they call “postcapitalism”?

The current system is at a critical point. Rising personal debt, casualisation, automation, financialisation and manageralism have made it more difficult to do the things we love and value. But now the tide is turning. In Issue #7, Garland goes to town to learn from the good people of Castlemaine about their versions of work-life balance. Fifty artists from around the world share with us their works made “not for sale”. Dialogues with Yolngu culture help us appreciate the value of culture beyond its contribution to GDP. And we hear of interesting work made in Ghana, Japan and India. We continue our journey to find objects of beauty and goodness.



Re-balancing love and money Editorial


Quarterly Essay: Remembering the string figures of Yirrkala Robyn McKenzie

Yolngu collaborations

Two-Ways Learning – The gift that keeps on giving Michelle Montgomery

Balnhdnhurr: a mark for others to follow Will Stubbs and Annie Studd

Bulay(i): Contemporary Yolŋu Jewellery: The Indigenous Jewellery Project meets Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Emily McCulloch Childs


Talk of the town: How do you balance love and money? Castlemaine

Lively hood Patrick Jones

Waterfall in a box Rhyll Plant and Ann Baxter

Pink Terraces Dean Smith

Art meets life on a Sunday afternoon: Screenings at the Cantrills Tessa Laird and Camila Marambio

Love and money

The power of transformative repair Penny Craswell

Hipster capitalism explained Michael Scott

The quest for hi-fi design Lou Weis

Jewellery for free Vicki Mason

Playing tag with local identity: Art development in the inner city Peter Seaton

Devalued Currencies, Metaphorical Tapestries: “Yaw Owusu – All That Glitters” Anna Battista

Loved up? A review of Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800 Inga Walton

An invitation to create: The Deeper Voice of Textiles Tim Johnson


Not for Sale 

Beautiful things in our world

Bamboo Exposed: the art of Hafu Matsumoto Mari Iizuka and Shoko Aono

The Tapestry Couch: healing and new beginnings at heart of refugee arts project Carolina Triana

Godh: in the lap of nature Mandy Ridley

A textile selfie, with love from Rajasthan Fiona Wright

The time-honored Ashavali brocades of Gujarat Vishu Arora