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.
Photography: Real and Imagined at the NGV – a huge and dazzling exhibition that reexamines our thinking
Photography is almost 200 years old and Photography: Real and Imagined at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) can be interpreted as an attempt to make sense of its history.
Nathan Maynard’s act of repatriation
For Hobart Current Biennale, Nathan Maynard has created Relics Act—a project involving a volunteer’s willing sacrifice of their future deceased body on Lutruwita Country, which is how Maynard met 71-year-old Tony.
Renee So on her process as “instinctive and personal”
Showing at UNSW Galleries, Renee So talks on her multidisciplinary practice, art history and museum collections—and how her work looks at “being a female, being Asian, being a mum, being an artist and living in the world”.