Unboxing the cultural impact of sneakers
Sneakers are a cultural phenomenon made up of paradoxes. Some see them as an accessible and inclusive force in fashion that serve as an outlet of self-expression for many; yet to others they are a symbol of out-of-control consumerism. Two Queensland exhibitions are embracing these dualities, though from contrasting angles: Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street at HOTA on the Gold Coast, and Torsion at Brisbane’s Metro Arts.
Betty Muffler on ways of healing Country
For Betty Muffler art making and healing are indistinguishable. Evoking Country through the view of the eagle, she’s now showing in the NGV Triennial alongside a host of international names.
The spirit of Emily Kam Kngwarray’s Country
A comprehensive new survey at the National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to Emily Kam Kngwarray and the Country she loved.
Women In Still Life
As representations of contemporary life, especially the domestic and intimate, continue to be meaningful, the still life genre endures—as 16 women artists attest in a new show at Bett Gallery.
The art heist you’ve never heard of
A new SBS documentary investigates the little-known 1986 art heist that saw 26 priceless paintings stolen from a remote monastery in Western Australia.
Amy Claire Mills reimagines the medical as medicinal
In a new exhibition at Outer Space, Amy Claire Mills offers a love letter to her disabled and neurodivergent communities by turning cold, hard medical spaces into places of safety and warmth.