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.
The interactive art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: psychic resonance, surveillance and a murmuration of lights
“They stole my face,” shouts a ten-year-old boy into a microphone, before stomping away. We are in the Rafael Lozano-Hemmer exhibition Atmospheric Memory at the Powerhouse in Sydney. The boy’s photograph was taken as soon as he entered the exhibition and then publicly projected onto his shadow.
Prudence Gibson and Edward Scheer
When being an artist is a working title
What happens, asks artist Caitlin Shearer, when the starving artist trope becomes all too real, alienating artists from their practice, health and happiness?
Caitlin Aloisio Shearer
The Antipodean Manifesto and the preservation of figuration in art
The Art Gallery of Western Australia pays tribute to The Antipodean Manifesto and the collective artists who wrote it, which included the likes of Arthur Boyd, John Brack and Clifton Pugh.