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.
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.
A comprehensive new survey at the National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to Emily Kam Kngwarray and the Country she loved.
The grassroots women’s art collective Womanifesto, which formed in Thailand in 1995, did not shut down with the rest of the world in 2020. Instead, it adapted, and now the works made by the Sydney contingent during that time are showing at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
Within her warehouse studio in the industrial area of Coburg North, Melbourne, with her dog Merri in tow, Isadora Vaughan creates sculptural installations that sustain a visceral tension between incongruent materials and forms. Her work is showing at STATION Gallery Melbourne.
Nick Modrzewski combines his art practice with a similarly intense career in the law. His new paintings at COMA gallery explore the way human bodies fit (or don’t) within the institutional structures that guide our societies.