Patrick Hartigan
is a Sydney-based artist.

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Art September 23, 2017

Rover Thomas at Sydney Contemporary

At Sydney Contemporary, the commercial realities of the art fair dissolve as he apprehends the elemental power of Rover (Julama) Thomas’s works.

Art August 18, 2017

Tony Tuckson’s abstract expressionism

An exhibition of Tony Tuckson’s works on paper reveals an artist whose paintings did not so much respond to the world as express it.

Art July 28, 2017

Jenny Watson’s ‘The Fabric of Fantasy’

Jenny Watson’s assured handling of paint, and the worlds hidden beneath it, as well as her exploration of feminism and psychoanalysis, make her a vital Australian artist.

Art July 01, 2017

A Working Model of the World

An eclectic collection at UNSW Galleries explores human interaction with working models, as they straddle the divide between the imagined and the functional.

Art May 06, 2017

Versus Rodin

The Art Gallery of SA’s crowded rooms of images and sculptures overwhelm the opportunity of its Versus Rodin exhibition to pit contemporary artists against the figurative master.

Art March 25, 2017

Visions of Utopia and Superposition of three types

Two exhibitions of utopian abstraction enable comparison of pure ideological approaches with something gentler. The latter is more satisfying.

Art February 18, 2017

Richard Long, Vernon Ah Kee and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Amid a deluge of data, land and lore tell a compelling story of the actual over the virtual world.

Art December 17, 2016

Nude: Art from the Tate collection

An AGNSW exhibition of iconic nudes on loan from Tate Britain pays homage to our fascination with the human form.

Art November 19, 2016

MONA’s ‘On the Origin of Art’

MONA’s On the Origin of Art features curation by a cognitive scientist, a professor of literature, a psychologist and an evolutionary neurobiologist.

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