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 women raised by wolves
From crones to witches to grandmothers, the feminine monstrosity offered by fairy tales is an antidote to our current, unsatisfying forms of female transgression—as a new exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art reveals.
Inside Kirtika Kain’s Sydney apartment, and now studio
Kirtika Kain’s Western Sydney apartment on Dharug Country is crowded with boxes of materials and new canvases. She came back from a residency in Italy in late 2022 and since then she’s been living alongside her work, preparing for her solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 and for the Biennale of Sydney next year. The cohabitation has been intense and sometimes messy, but Kain says studio life is teaching her new confidence.
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.
Making history with Vincent Namatjira
Vincent Namatjira was the first Aboriginal artist to win the Archibald Prize for his portrait of AFL player Adam Goodes in 2020. This painting, among his wider oeuvre, is showing for his first survey at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
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.