Amid a deluge of data, land and lore tell a compelling story of the actual over the virtual world.
An AGNSW exhibition of iconic nudes on loan from Tate Britain pays homage to our fascination with the human form.
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.
MONA’s On the Origin of Art features curation by a cognitive scientist, a professor of literature, a psychologist and an evolutionary neurobiologist.
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.
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.
Diane Arbus’s intimate portraits are the work of a transgressive artist seeking to portray the almost invisible human truth.
The spiritual and political world views of Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente.
Visual arts education is under siege as plans to merge Sydney colleges spark accusations economic rationalism is triumphing over creative endeavour.
An exhibition of Tang dynasty art and objects shows how possessions – even in death – signified power.
His photographs helped shape rock mythology. Now Kevin Cummins’ iconic shots are gracing Vivid.
The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.
Photographer Roger Ballen’s darkly theatrical depictions of Johannesburg’s marginalised white poor reflect a universal helplessness.
Stephanie Rosenthal's sprawling 20th Biennale of Sydney references Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror.
A Baroque painting by a French master has hidden in plain sight for more than 160 years, in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Lloyd Rees’s works remind that drawing is an expression of connectedness to our surroundings.
Acclaimed curator Stephanie Rosenthal takes a collaborative approach to her new role as artistic director of the Sydney Biennale.
A chat in the back shed with futurist and artist Daniel Crooks.
A major show of Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui’s opulent sculptures folds and weaves scrap metals with ancient histories.
Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry talks about art, religion, and how he began cross-dressing at a young age.
My Pretty Little Art Career puts Grayson Perry’s life of self-examination on display, from his kinky ceramics to works angrier but no less colourful.
In honour of his disappeared father, artist Dadang Christanto holds forth the memory of Indonesia’s 1965 massacres, despite considerable personal risk.
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.
When the spotlight recently returned to obsessive artist Peter Powditch it inadvertently revealed an inner struggle.
A new exhibition of works by Robert MacPherson at GOMA showcases an artist for whom life, art and work are inextricably bound.
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