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.
Louise Bourgeois and an account of life
This summer the Art Gallery of New South Wales is showing the largest Louise Bourgeois survey ever exhibited in Australia. We asked five Australian artists influenced by Bourgeois to each write about one artwork in the exhibition.
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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.
Andrew Taylor on the impossible task of preserving the present
In a new exhibition at Olsen Gallery, Andrew Taylor interrogates how we perceive time, the nature of memory, and how today is just tomorrow’s yesterday.