art

art October 19, 2019

QAGOMA’s Geraldine Barlow

A chat in a cafe with Geraldine Barlow, head of international art for the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

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 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.

art June 29, 2019

Temptation to Co-Exist

At Heide Museum of Modern Art, Temptation to Co-Exist looks back on the decades-long collaboration between Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley, which has produced a richly layered body of work.

art June 22, 2019

Monet: Impression Sunrise

Despite some underwhelming curatorial choices, the National Gallery of Australia’s Monet: Impression Sunrise has its moments of transcendence.

art June 22, 2019

Chinese political cartoonist Badiucao

Chinese dissident cartoonist Badiucao is observing the Hong Kong demonstrations, finding new heroes to join Liu Xiaobo and tank man in his art practice. “I think being brave is a kind of novelty, it’s not a common trait within everyone. Everyone has the potential, but I don’t believe we must force everyone to be brave. That is why when you see people sacrifice themselves, people like the tank man, it’s so inspiring because it’s beyond our nature. It’s something we should celebrate.”