Celebrating the art and design of the local Victorian community with over 200 artists and makers, Melbourne/Naarm NOW is returning to the The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, following its triumphant 2013 iteration.
In 1966 in the Northern Territory, 200 Gurindji workers pushed forward the land rights movement in Australia. Known as the Wave Hill Walk-Off, the strike protested Aboriginal land dispossession and worker exploitation. Now, Still in My Mind at ANU Drill Hall Gallery examines this significant moment.
“I think it is also about the fact that, in terms of power structures, artists want to remove mechanisms that hinder their capacity for creative freedom,” says artist, writer and curator David Cross in the second episode of our latest podcast, Conflated.
A highly respected cultural and arts leader, Pitjantjatjara woman Sally Scales began painting only a few years ago—and the results are beguiling, leading to Scales being a current NATSIAA finalist at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
“People are interested in what I want to say, and how I want to say it,” says Bruno Booth, who makes art that challenges the ableist world—but he’d rather you call him a ‘con artist’ than a contemporary artist. He’s also a current finalist in the 2022 John Stringer Prize at John Curtin Gallery.
Known for his works combining technology and ochre, Robert Andrew talks candidly about the power dynamics and frustrations with language, discovering his Aboriginal heritage, and becoming an artist later in life. Revisit our interview with Andrew before the closing of his major solo at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).
Sandra Selig uses everyday materials to uncover the hidden forces around us—from spiderwebs to celestial forms. Selig’s largest exhibition to date is now showing at the University of New South Wales Galleries.
For over a decade John Young has distinctively approached colour and form to highlight overlooked narratives of Chinese people in Australia since 1840. His latest exhibition, None Living Knows, is now showing at Moore Contemporary.
Madame Mystery is not a real person, but you can text her to learn your fortune. And she’s a key character in Anna Carey’s latest miniature photographs at Artereal Gallery.
The art world may be becoming a more diverse place, but are we really revolutionising who we consider ‘masters’?
From Polly Borland’s glittering photograph of Queen Elizabeth to Maree Clarke’s tremendously stitched possum skin cloak, to John Nixon’s cross painting, the exhibition Who Are You: Australian Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery is centered on challenging the traditional conventions of portraiture.
A new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery has preserved the relocated studio of Australian painter Margaret Olley, with her work providing inspiration for a new series of paintings by Mirra Whale, India Mark and Laura Jones.
Yhonnie Scarce, a Kokatha and Nukunu artist, has emerged in recent years as one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Yhonnie Scarce: The Light of Day, at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, curates a survey of significant works by Scarce from the last few years.
With over 60 booths presenting, this year’s Melbourne Art Fair doesn’t centre glitz or glam, but glimpses into sci-fi, realism, vibrant colour and Indigenous connections to land. Our editors have rounded up their top picks.
A few years back, I started collecting vintage Australian tourist scarves that portray First Nations people as primitive caricatures and noble savages. Now, I own more than ten scarves with images ranging from Western depictions of First Nations art and objects, to Indigenous people in tokenistic scenes.
From explorations of diaspora to Indigenous sovereignty, reality television to meditation, editor-in-chief Tiarney Miekus asked our writers to outline why these 10 artists are the ones to keep an eye on in 2024.
The largest exhibition of Lee Miller’s work shown in Australia in over 30 years, including that shot of her in Hitler’s bathtub, is currently at Heide Museum of Modern Art.