Miriam Cosic
is a Sydney-based journalist, critic and author.

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Culture July 14, 2018

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren continues to charm and engage with his quiet, contagious ways of seeing the world in stripes. “My biography is very simple: Daniel Buren. Born 25 March, ’38. Works and lives in situ.”

Culture February 10, 2018

Knowing Helen Maudsley

A firm believer in the importance of understanding the ‘grammar’ of visual arts, Helen Maudsley is celebrating her 90th birthday with a solo exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria. “Art is a language like literature is a language and music is a language, and you have to learn it.”

Culture November 18, 2017

Artist Del Kathryn Barton’s atheistic devotion

Motherhood saw artist Del Kathryn Barton wholeheartedly embrace colour, but her work’s mystical and frenetic style – on show in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria – emerged from the troubled inner life of her own childhood. “It was a very rich part of managing my anxiety growing up, growing these deep internal creative places. It gave me a lot of fortitude.”

News April 08, 2017

Calls for outreach program as veteran suicides soar

Suicides among ex-servicemen are alarmingly high and some believe the side effects of an anti-malaria drug are a contributing factor.

News March 04, 2017

Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family

In 2009, her world was torn apart by the murder of her parents, brothers and aunt. Now, following her uncle’s long-awaited conviction, Brenda Lin faces the glare of the media again.

Culture July 30, 2016

Francesco Clemente’s Encampment at Carriageworks

The spiritual and political world views of Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente.

Culture February 06, 2016

Grayson Perry’s pretty art career

Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry talks about art, religion, and how he began cross-dressing at a young age.

Culture September 26, 2015

Marco Fusinato’s sound and vision

Artist Marco Fusinato’s punk roots support a career of multimedia works that probe boundaries, such as his Venice Biennale installation that asks visitors to transform books into a pile of money.