design April 8, 2017
Artist Emily Floyd and her Icelandic Puffins
Whether using toy-like puffins to explore the global financial crisis or woodcut typefaces to examine feminist theory, Emily Floyd’s art is grounded in deep thinking and subtle references.
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 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 26, 2016
National Art School head Michael Lynch calls for support
It has been the training ground for some of Australia’s best-known artists but now the National Art School is on a knife edge as its interim administrator fights to secure its future.
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.
art 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.
art 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.