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art December 19, 2020

Making sense of a changing world

We must support Australian artists in their most ambitious visions to understand the seismic shifts of our time.

art December 12, 2020

Unfinished Business

The first large-scale exhibition of Gordon Bennett’s work at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art reveals a terrible beauty.

art December 5, 2020

Looking Glass

Yhonnie Scarce and Judy Watson’s joint exhibition draws a paradoxical sense of life from historical atrocities.

art December 5, 2020

Artist Alice Potts

An artist whose work incorporates fashion, visual art and biomaterials, Alice Potts’ contribution to the NGV Triennial has been profoundly shaped by her experience of Covid-19 in Britain.

art November 21, 2020

Arthur Streeton

A new Streeton retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales reveals a painter who speaks dazzlingly to our present.

art October 19, 2019

Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act

In The Construction of an Act, British installation artist Haroon Mirza explores how extraordinary feelings can arise from everyday phenomena.

art September 28, 2019

Simon Denny: Mine

Combining sculpture, installation and augmented reality, Simon Denny: Mine is a thought-provoking exhibition that challenges our relationship to technology and the environment.

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.