visual art

visual art June 25, 2022

Artist Chiharu Shiota

The art of Chiharu Shiota – now on show in a major survey in Brisbane – tackles ineffable questions about absence.

visual art June 25, 2022

Treasure Island

Daniel Boyd’s first major retrospective in an Australian gallery, Treasure Island, opens up multiple lenses on our history.

visual art June 18, 2022

The Picasso Century

As the National Gallery of Victoria’s new exhibition reveals, Picasso believed that art was a kind of magic.

visual art June 4, 2022

Artist Susan Jacobs

Artist Susan Jacobs draws on the ephemeral and everyday to create meaning in a chaotic world.

visual art June 4, 2022

The Milk of Dreams

The power of works displayed at the 59th Venice Biennale has the male canon lying in smithereens.

visual art May 21, 2022

Confined 13

Confined 13 demonstrates that the carceral state can’t crush the creative energy of Indigenous artists.

design May 14, 2022

Artist and curator David Sequeira

Since haunting galleries as a teenager, David Sequeira’s art has been driven by awe of human expressiveness.

visual art May 14, 2022


Helmut Newton pioneered the photography of fetishistic glamour, but he never disguised the artifice of seduction.

visual art May 7, 2022


Frances Barrett’s Meatus at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is a visceral experiment in exhibiting sound.

visual art April 30, 2022

Photographer James J. Robinson

Filipino–Australian photographer James J. Robinson empowers his subjects – whether celebrated or unknown – with an aesthetic of excess.

music April 23, 2022

Artist and noise-musician Marco Fusinato

In representing Australia at this year’s Venice Biennale, musician and artist Marco Fusinato offers a rebuke to nationalism.