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.
Nadine Christensen’s survey exhibition at Buxton Contemporary spans more than two decades of her practice, bringing together 80 works that explore the quotidian with substantial depth and humour.
With a current survey exhibition at Rockhampton Museum of Art chronicling 23 years of painting and photography, Julie Fragar talks about creative influences and what it’s like to observe a Supreme Court murder trial.
“It’s a relationship I’m speaking about, a relationship with environment, place, my grandmother and family,” says Christopher Bassi. With inspiration vested in a matrilineal connection to Queensland’s far north, the sea, and the tropics, Bassi practises from a light-filled studio in Brisbane’s West End.
This Mess We’re In at QUT Art Museum spans three collections of Pat Hoffie’s lengthy career. The thread that runs between them is the unpredictable nature of life and all it contains.
From explorations of diaspora to Indigenous sovereignty, reality television to meditation, editor-in-chief Tiarney Miekus asked our writers to outline why these 10 artists are the ones to keep an eye on in 2024.