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news 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.
news May 06, 2017
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.
news 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.
news 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.
news 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.
recipe 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.
news 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.
news October 15, 2016
Architect Vo Trong Nghia meditates on creative process
Nature and the interdependence of all things are the keys to architect Vo Trong Nghia creations.
recipe September 10, 2016
‘Degas: A New Vision’ at the NGV
Edgar Degas’ early emphasis on the line in masterful renditions of nudes, dancers and horses gave way as his sight faltered, leading to his most interesting paintings.
news August 13, 2016
Nicholas Mangan’s ‘Limits to Growth’
Nicholas Mangan explores the tension between capital and dwindling natural resources, and how they come together in the grim story of asylum seekers held on Nauru.
recipe July 30, 2016
Diane Arbus: American Portraits
Diane Arbus’s intimate portraits are the work of a transgressive artist seeking to portray the almost invisible human truth.