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art February 27, 2021

No Show

No Show, Carriageworks’ lively group exhibition of emerging and experimental art, is full of unexpected gems.

art February 20, 2021

Margel Hinder

AGNSW’s eye-opening exhibition of modernist sculptor Margel Hinder rehabilitates the luminous work of a major Australian artist.

in progress February 20, 2021

Abdul Abdullah

Multidisciplinary artist Abdul Abdullah has found that the pandemic has made him refocus his practice on painting, even as it has taught him to aim for balance.

art February 13, 2021

Know My Name

Know My Name, a thrilling exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, pays tribute to the radical achievements of Australian women artists – while reminding us that representation is only the beginning of structural change.

art February 6, 2021

TIWI

TIWI, a major exhibition of Tiwi art at NGV Australia, showcases a luminous body of work – but it still doesn’t quite grapple with the colonial history of curation.

art September 5, 2020

John Nixon’s generous legacy

Last month one of the enduring figures of the Australian art world, John Nixon, died. From the beginning of his career, Nixon remained an artist who believed in the ideal of a perpetual avant-garde.”

art August 29, 2020

Hyper-linked

The AGNSW’s online show Hyper-linked has its rewards but also reveals the perils of rushing art online in a global emergency.

art August 8, 2020

Wiradyuri conceptual artist Amala Groom

For Amala Groom, making art is a collaboration between herself and her Wiradyuri ancestors. Drawing on her history and culture, as well as her legal training, she seeks to subvert the colonial project. “Colonialism affects all of us … To be change agents we have to be inclusive, and Aboriginal culture is inclusive.”

art July 4, 2020

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

Focusing on the perspectives of First Nations artists from Australia and around the world, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, invites audiences to fight for greater justice and equality. It’s a triumph.

art June 6, 2020

Yhonnie Scarce’s art of glass

Using glass as a medium, Yhonnie Scarce makes art that testifies to the trauma enacted on Aboriginal people and communities. She speaks about travelling to memorial sites around the world and the importance of truth-telling. “I don’t like being lied to … They were setting off bombs, and they knew there were blackfullas around in that area, but they didn’t care.”

art May 16, 2020

Exhibitions at Neon Parc, Melbourne

Open only by appointment due to Covid-19 restrictions, two exhibitions at Melbourne gallery Neon Parc provide a chance to reflect on the unseen labour of artists and arts workers.