Below is a smattering of essays that can be found online. For a full list of my publications, please see the CV section of this website. These essays are offered here as a free resource, please respect my intellectual property and cite properly if you choose to reference them in your own work. For more recent writings, please visit https://virginia.academia.edu/HenrySkerritt
‘Lisa Uhl: Seeing the Forest and the Trees,’ exhib. cat., Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, November 19-December 20, 2014.
‘New Lines of Flight: Bark Painting as Contemporary Encounter,’ Art Guide Australia, January/February 2014.
‘Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal Art in America,’ Art Guide Australia, January/February 2013, 68-72.
‘Experimental Gentlemen: Making the Past Present in the Sir Russell and Mab Grimwade ‘Miegunyah’ Collection’, University of Melbourne Collections, no.10, June 2012, pp.15-23
‘The Politics of “Just Painting”: Engagement and Encounter in the Art of the East Kimberley’ (published simultaneously in Norwegian, Paal Andreas Bøe, trans. ‘Det Politiske i å “Bare Male”: Møter og Hengivenhet i Kunsten fra East Kimberley’), Seismopolite: Journal of Art and Politics, Issue 3, May 2012.
‘William Strutt: Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852’ and ‘Nicholas Chevalier: Buffalo Ranges from the West’, in Christopher Menz (ed.), Visions Past and Present: Celebrating 40 Years, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 2012, pp.38-39, 42-43.
‘Book Review: Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation‘, unpublished essay, 2012
‘Objects of Power and the Power of Objects’, unpublished essay, 2012
‘Bernard Smith 1916-2011’, Art Guide Australia, November/December 2011, pp.48-50
‘Picturing Alfred Howitt’, Meanjin, Vol.70, no.3, September 2011, pp.40-51
Diorama: Susan Wirth, exhib. cat., Gallerysmith, North Melbourne, Victoria, February 2011
‘Bringing The Dreaming Into View: Tjukurrtjanu: The Origins of Western Desert Art’, Art Guide Australia, November/December 2011, pp.55-59
‘Two Way Traffic: Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route’, Art Guide Australia, January/February 2011, pp.45-48
‘Preview: Josie Kunoth Petyarre: Sugarbags’, Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 15, May 2011, pp.122-123
‘Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO’, Art Guide Australia, November/December 2010, pp.45-49
‘Shane Pickett 1957-2010’ Art Monthly Australia, Issue 227, March 2010, pp.29-30
‘Geographic Cosmology: The Art of Lucy Ward’, Craft Arts International, no.78, 2010, pp.34-39
‘Drawing NOW: Jus’ Drawn’, Art Guide Australia, September/October 2010, pp.34-35
‘The Verdant Haze: Carved out of Life: The Art of Emu Egg Carving,’ Art Guide Australia, July/August 2010
‘Emerging Elders’, Art Guide Australia, Jan/Feb, 2010
‘Peter Newry: History Paintings’, exhibition room brochure, Mossenson Galleries, Collingwood, Victoria, 2010
‘Col Jordan: A Play on White’, exhibition room brochure, Mossenson Galleries, Collingwood, Victoria 2010
‘Graham Badari: The First Solo Exhibition’ exhibition room brochure, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia, 2010
‘Gladdy Kemarre: Anwekety (Bush Plum)’ from Utopia, exhib. cat., Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia and Collingwood, Victoria, 2010 (Produced on occasion of the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair), 2010. Reprinted in Josie Kunoth Petyarre & Gladdy Kemarre, exhib. cat., Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia and Collingwood, Victoria, September 2011 (Produced on occasion of the 2011 Korean International Art Fair)
‘Jukurrtjanu Mularrarringu (From the Dreaming): Meaning and Movement in the Art of Nora Wompi’, Nora Wompi at Fortyfivedownstairs, exhib. cat., Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, New Farm, Queensland, 27 April-8 May 2010
‘Mina Mina Jukurrpa: Kelly Napanangka Michaels & Alma Nangala Robertson’, exhibition room brochure, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia, 2010
‘Patrick Kunoth Pwerle’, in Foreshore, Nicole and Parkes, Brian (eds.), Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, 2009, pp.80-83
‘Some of the finest Australian Indigenous Art in Existence’, Crikey, Friday 12 June 2009
‘Aboriginal Art Reaches a Crossroads Under the Stars in Darwin’, Crikey, Monday 17 August 2009.
‘Choosing Who Will Keep the Stories Strong’, Artlink, vol.29, no.3, September 2009, pp.74-76
‘Swoon: Kirrily Hammond’, exhib. cat., Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Abbotsford, Victoria, 2009
‘Billy Kenda: The First Solo Exhibition’, exhibition room brochure, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia, 2009
‘Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi: The First Solo Exhibition,’ exhibition room brochure, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia, 2009
‘Ngarra’, Art Monthly Australia, Issue 216, Summer 2008, pp.42-43
‘A Master of Tradition and Innovation’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Saturday 6 December 2008, p.58
‘Invisible Artist of the Desert’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Thursday 12 April 2007
Kaanarn: Shane Pickett, exhib. cat., Indigenart, The Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia, 2006
Ngaranggarni Mananambarra: Lucy Ward and Loongkoonan, exhib. cat., Indigenart, The Mossenson Galleries, Carlton, Victoria, March 2006