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Victoria Lynn, ‘History Painting’, in Stieg Persson (ed) History Painting, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Victoria Lynn, ‘Parallel Lives’ in Tarrawarra Biennale 2006, Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, ex. cat. Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria
Ashley Crawford, ‘Stieg Persson: History Painting’, Australian Art Collector, issue 38 October-December

Richard Kalina, ‘Report from Australia: Down Under No More’, Art in America, April, pp77-83

Ashley Crawford, ‘Persson explores gravity’, The Age, 9 March

Ashley Crawford, “Large, layered and now it’s worth $50,000”, The Age, 9 November
Annemarie Kiely, “Chaos Theories”, belle, April / May
Lara Travis, “Stieg Persson”, in See Here Now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Georgina Safe, “Artists sue over net squatting”, The Australian, 25 January
David O’Halloran, Backmasking: The art of Stieg Persson , Glen Eira City Gallery

Robert Nelson, “Painting’s dark history”,The Age, 3 November,
Raymond Gill, “Artists lose domain names to stranger”, The Age 22 December

Anna Clabburn, “Photographer’s view of world a rare treat”, The Age 25 November

Virginia Trioli, Stieg Persson: Södra, Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg, July

Max Delany, “Death’s Head Abstraction”, Stieg Persson, exhibition cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, April
Donalds Williams & Colin Simpson, Art Now: Contemporary Art Post-1970, Book Two, McGraw Hill,
Virginia Trioli, “Secrets of success is only skin deep”, The Age, 18 April

Peter Timms, The Black Show, Geelong Art Gallery
Christina Davidson “The Long Legged Fly-Sehnsucht and Stillness (Wall pieces by John Young, Tony Clark, Stieg Persson and Janet Burchill, 1983 – 84)” in John Young: Silhouettes and Polychromes, Schwartz City, Melbourne
Chris McAuliffe, “Redecorating”, Art & Text # 45, May

Chris McAuliffe, Manet’s Leg, City Gallery, Melbourne
Chris McAuliffe, “Paint it Black, Stieg Persson and the Monochrome Tradition”, Interior Magazine, Vol 1 # 3 &4, February, Melbourne

Andrew Sayers, “The Hospital From Within” in Art and the Cancer Ward, Linden Gallery, St Kilda
Christopher Chapman, The Corporeal Body, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Stieg Persson, “Artist’s statement” in Art and the Cancer Ward, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, July
Robert Rooney, The Weekend Australian, 16-17 February
Christina Low, “Illness and devotion”, The Melbourne Times, 13 February
Matt Healy, “Stieg Persson”, Agenda #17, May
Christopher Heathcote, “Art after a Fashion”, The Age, 20 February
Jenny Zimmer, “From death and disease, life slowly triumphs”, The Sunday Herald, 24 February
Virginia Trioli, “Heady mixture of horses, painting and medicine”, The Age, 8 February
Virginia Trioli, “Riding artistic hors d’oeuvres” , Good Weekend Magazine: The Age, March
B. Smith & T. Smith (eds), Australian Painting 1788-1990
Robert Rooney, The Weekend Australian, 29-30 November
Kevin Murray, Otis Rush, Winter
Robert Nelson, “Art and the Cancer Ward”, Agenda, vol 20-21

Pam Hansford, “Stieg Persson”, Artscribe, Jan-Feb
Eileen Chan in, Contemporary Australian Art, Craftsman Press, Sydney
Ashley Crawford (ed.) “A Chronicle of Australian Art”, Tension 19, January
Suzy Freeman-Greene, “Art brings a gift of life inwards of mortality”, The Age, 21 April
Andrew Sayers, “Artists in Hospitals”, Art Monthly Australia,#.36, November

Graham Coulter-Smith, “Black Humour: Stieg Persson’s Paintings”, Eyeline #9, Winter
Francis Lindsay, Artists under Saturn, The University of Melbourne Museum of Art
Robert Lindsay, The I.C.I. Collection, Melbourne
Jan Blensdorf, “A gorgeous elephant, with nothing to say”, The Age, 22 September
Leo Edelstien, Pataphysics Vol 1, #1, (interview)
C McAuliffe & S. Holt, REBUS Vol 1

Rose Lang, “Stieg Persson” in Advance Australian Painting, Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
Rose Lang, “The Disease of Absence” in Stieg Persson, City Gallery, December
Stieg Persson, Artist project, Kerb Your Dog # 3, Nixon, John & Young, John (eds), Sydney
Stieg Persson, Artist project, Kerb Your Dog # 6, Nixon, John & Young, John (eds), Published as a supplement to Art & Text #35, Sydney

Robert Lindsay, The Young Australians, The Budget Collection
John Nixon, Bohemia, Linden Gallery, July
Robert Lindsay, Field to Figuration, Australian art 1960-1986, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Ashley Crawford, “Our Faith: Stieg Persson”, Tension 11, Jan-Feb
Danielle Duval, “In This Dense Democracy”, Art & Text #23/4, Mar-May
Ted Gott, “Eighties appropriation-Fetish or Feast? The art of Geoff Lowe, Stieg Persson and David Wadelton”, Art & Australia Vol.25, # 1, Spring
Alan Tate, “Young Masters”, Good Weekend Magazine: The Age, 13 Nov

Naomi Cass, Fears and Scruples, University of Melbourne
Ted Gott, Backlash, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Stieg Persson, Artist’s statement in The Source, University of Tasmania
Robert Rooney, “Protting: a link with the past”, The Australian, 7 Jun Alexandra Morphett, (ed) “Art Stars”, Xpress, Vol 1, #6, Dec-Jan

Bruce Adams, Pleasure of the Gaze, Image and Appearance in Recent Australian Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Ashley Crawford & John Buckley (eds), Visual Tension, Virgin Press and A.C.C.A., Melbourne
Christina Davidson, “Stieg Persson” in Australian Perspecta 1985, Art Gallery of New South Wales,Sydney
Denise Robinson, 4 Melbourne Artists, I.M.A./George Paton Exchange, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Christina Davidson, “Stieg Persson”, Art Network 14, Summer
Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, 30 March
Susan McCulloch, “Youth art thrives in a booming market”, Good Weekend Magazine: The Age, 3 May
Arthur McIntyre, “Persson has a black and white romance with death”, The Age, 11 April

Memory Holloway, The Australians-Three generations of Drawing, C.D.S. Gallery, New York
Peter Cole-Adams, “Art joins the Oz seduction of Big Apple’s cultural core”, The Age, 26 September
Sue Cramer, “Teasing images and emotions into a painted tapestry”, The Age, 21 November
Sharon Good, “Sceptical self-critic in monochrome”, Emerald and Sandridge Times, 22 November

Margaret Rich, Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat
Memory Holloway, “Combining the sign and the soil”, The Age, 24 November
Ronald Millar, The Herald, 17 November