Articles by: Sarah Bailey

Author Biography:

Sarah Bailey is a writer and IPEd-accredited editor from Melbourne. She holds degrees in law and English from Monash University and has worked in publishing for nearly 20 years. She is Assisting Editor to Arena’s various publications.

Informit: Preoccupied with the circuitry of the species

The highly original art of polymath Edwin Tanner 'No moons, no cows, no trees', wrote Edwin Tanner of his work in a 1962 statement. 'Not even a burnt stump or the inevitable parrot.' This slightly pugnacious rejection of parochialism and the lack of easily recognisable Australian motifs in his art may have something to do with Tanner's relatively low profile. Critics have also overlooked him: he is absent from Robert Hughes' and Bernard Smith's Australian…