The spirit—and studio—of Margaret Olley lives on
A new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery has preserved the relocated studio of Australian painter Margaret Olley, with her work providing inspiration for a new series of paintings by Mirra Whale, India Mark and Laura Jones.
Yhonnie Scarce’s glass works are a glistening, poignant exploration of how nuclear testing affected First Nations people
Yhonnie Scarce, a Kokatha and Nukunu artist, has emerged in recent years as one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Yhonnie Scarce: The Light of Day, at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, curates a survey of significant works by Scarce from the last few years.
Must-sees at this year’s Melbourne Art Fair
With over 60 booths presenting, this year’s Melbourne Art Fair doesn’t centre glitz or glam, but glimpses into sci-fi, realism, vibrant colour and Indigenous connections to land. Our editors have rounded up their top picks.
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Hayley Millar Baker on purposefully eluding any particular era in photography
From art crushes to parenting to why she largely uses black-and-white images, we caught up with Gunditjmara artist Hayley Millar Baker to ask 20 quick questions about her 2022 survey show at Flinders University Museum of Art, and how her images speak to Aboriginal experiences and memory.
How First Nations artists are reclaiming colonial objects and celebrating culture through garments
A few years back, I started collecting vintage Australian tourist scarves that portray First Nations people as primitive caricatures and noble savages. Now, I own more than ten scarves with images ranging from Western depictions of First Nations art and objects, to Indigenous people in tokenistic scenes.
Queer PHOTO is shaping the future
The new queer photography festival Queer PHOTO takes over Melbourne’s West, featuring the likes of Peter Waples-Crowe, Salote Tawale and Karla Dickens.