art

art September 14, 2019

Making art public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

In looking back at the 34 works commissioned by Kaldor Public Art Projects over the past 50 years, Making art public captures neither the energy of this medium nor the debate about its value.

art September 7, 2019

Sydney Contemporary’s Barry Keldoulis

A catch-up with the director of the Sydney Contemporary art fair, Barry Keldoulis.

art August 31, 2019

Artist and activist Peter Drew

Peter Drew’s posters can be seen on streets throughout Australia, throwing down a challenge to passers-by to consider our national identity. But far from being a strident activist, the artist is happy to question rather than lecture. “You’ve got to approach it with curiosity and the possibility that you might be wrong. There might be something you’re missing. You can’t forgo that possibility and bathe in the certainty of your convictions. You can’t be puritanical, because that is the worst thing of all.”

art August 10, 2019

this mob at West Space

With art collectives on the rise, this mob – a group of young blak artists – put their work on display in two Melbourne gallery spaces in a bid to subvert the usual way artists interface with the public.

art August 3, 2019

Artist Guy Warren

A visit to the studio of nonagenarian artist Guy Warren.

art July 27, 2019

Artist Adrian Lazzaro

A visit to Arts Project, the studio of sketcher Adrian Lazzaro.

art July 27, 2019

Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow

The largest survey of Shaun Gladwell’s work – on display at the MCA – not only showcases his trademark slow-motion video practice and his newer ventures into AR and VR, but also heightens a viewer’s consciousness of the ways bodies move.

art July 27, 2019

Artist Julie Gough on untold histories

Throughout her career, artist Julie Gough has shone light on Tasmania’s colonial history and the genocidal war against Aboriginal people, including her ancestors. With a major solo exhibition at TMAG, Tense Past, she speaks about her remarkable work. “Art is not only a visual outcome; making each artwork is my way of proceeding through the quagmire of the past.”

art July 13, 2019

Material Place and The Gas Imaginary

As mining interests continue to dominate Australia’s landscape, two exhibitions at UNSW Galleries consider humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources.

art July 13, 2019

Artist Michael Armitage

With his bold, sumptuous paintings, Michael Armitage is intent on challenging colonial assumptions about East Africa and revealing the region’s complexities. “Sex, poverty and dictators: if you are talking about this part of the world, you always come up against those stereotypes and that’s been very difficult … For me, it’s been important to use an exotic language but show that it is also a form of dumbing down.”

music June 29, 2019

DJ and sound artist Lucreccia Quintanilla

A walk along Merri Creek with multimedia artist Lucreccia Quintanilla.