visual art

visual art   November 18, 2023

Miwatj Yolŋu

The Miwatj Yolŋu exhibition at Bundanon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this collection of masterworks, which engage with colonial experience and the modern world.

visual art   November 11, 2023

Surrealist Lee Miller

The life of American surrealist Lee Miller – from her traumatic childhood to the horrors she encountered as a war correspondent – was as extraordinary as her photographs.

visual art   November 4, 2023

Tarnanthi 2023

After the shock of the failed referendum, Adelaide’s Tarnanthi 2023 – the biggest display of Aboriginal storytelling in the country – is a counterstrike that repays hatred with love.

visual art   October 7, 2023

MONA’s summer exhibitions

The Museum of Old and New Art’s summer exhibitions feature something old, something new and something volcanic by Sigur Rós’s Jónsi.

visual art   September 30, 2023

A Curve Is a Broken Line

Hoda Afshar’s first retrospective, at the Art Gallery of NSW, reveals a powerful oeuvre driven by the desire to restore complexity to those who are denied their humanity.

the influence   September 23, 2023

Nicholas Jose on Liu Xiaodong’s Smoker

When Nicholas Jose saw Liu Xiaodong’s painting Smoker, in a Beijing exhibition that expressed the political unrest leading up to Tiananmen Square, it marked a turning point in the writer’s life.

visual art   September 9, 2023

The 10th Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Spilling across the city, the 10th Ballarat International Foto Biennale offers a panoramic view of the state of the art.

visual art   September 9, 2023

Artist William Kentridge

Before the Australian premiere of his latest work, Sibyl, at the Sydney Opera House, animator, director and visual artist William Kentridge reveals that the moment when a work begins to catch fire is always mysterious.

visual art   August 5, 2023

The ballad of sexual dependency

Showing at the National Gallery of Australia, Nan Goldin’s extraordinary magnum opus, The ballad of sexual dependency, defines an era.

the influence   July 29, 2023

Frances Rings

The story created by Tracey Moffatt’s powerful photographic series Body Remembers resonates in the life and work of dancer and choreographer Frances Rings.

visual art   July 15, 2023

Michael Zavros: The Favourite

Michael Zavros’s hyperreal depictions of his family and luxurious lifestyle often annoy critics but, as a retrospective demonstrates, they have an unexpected life.