Ranna® Art - selected early reviews
Caballegan, J., 2012, "Non-Locomotor Movement in Abstract Art", in Scribd (online), February 2.
Star Staff Report, 2003, Shimmer Artwork Exhibited at LFCC, Winchester Star, July 17, p. C8.
Venugopal, A, 2002, "Light up the Spiral" in Outlook India (online), September, 30.
Kennelly, E. April 2000, Island, Continent, catalogue essay, Axela Gallery, Washington D.C.
Adlington, B. 1998, "Bridge between cultures", Townsville Bulletin, 6 February. p. 24.
Gallagher, J. 1998, "Myriad plays on life", Townsville Bulletin, 23 January. p. 22.
Ruinard, E. 1998, Walking into Light - The Bird Tracks of Calligraphy, catalogue for mid-career survey show, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville.
Gallagher, J. 1997, "The shifting visions of a life in progress", Townsville Bulletin, 7 November. p. 26.
Ruinard, E. 1997, review of Shifting, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville.
Paroissien, L. 1995, This artist "...has threaded together an extraordinarily diverse range of sources through which original study of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural concerns is constructed. The references are wonderfully rich, and terrain across quite disparate specialisations is traversed with great attention to accuracy and detail. [The artist's] research and thought processes within the studio are fascinating." (Leon Paroissien, 1995. Former Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Editor in Chief, Art & Culture, Sydney, Australia. Excerpt from Mr Paroissien's report on Ranna's doctoral work.)
Bock, A. 1986, " 'Total Art' at Townsville", Brisbane Courier Mail, 31 May, Art Review.
Bock, A. 1986, "Taking a look at exhibitions of Townsville artists", The Advertiser, Townsville, 29 May.
Searle, R. & Hale, R., 1986, Myth Woman Song, catalogue essay, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville.
Collins, K. 1985, "Behind the Queensland blockade for 35 years", Brisbane Courier Mail, 12 May, Reflections.
Campbell, C. 1985, "Dual exposure for local artist", Townsville Daily Bulletin, April, The Arts.
Rees, V. 1985, "A woman's work", Cairns Post, 24 April.
Underhill, N.D.H. & Enright, M. 1985, Queensland/ Works 1950-1985: a survey of 80 painters,University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Woolcock, P. 1985. "Hot stuff at the institute [of Modern Art]", Brisbane Courier Mail, 27 March, Art Review.
Chapple, V. 1984, "Ranna to study art in Italy", Townsville Daily Bulletin, October, The Arts [N.B. The artist has often been reported under "Ranna" and "Ranna Hale", her former surname.]
CLICK THESE LINKS TO READ SOME EARLIER REVIEWS ABOUT RANNA'S WORK.
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Shimmer work/ mid-career survey show
Shimmer Artwork Exhibited at LFCC
(PROVENANCE NOTE: It is common that reviewers unilaterally employ variants of the artist's name, regardless of the correct name. Over time, numerous variants of Ranna's name have been employed by reviewers and arts writers: In particular, articles prior to 1993 generally refer to her as Ranna or Ranna Hale. Subsequent articles after 1993, published and unpublished, refer to her as Ranna, Ranna Lachlan, Ranna-Lesley Lachlan, or Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD), or variants of these depending on authors' unilateral choices. Typically artists have no choice in the matter [!!] )