A comprehensive new survey at the National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to Emily Kam Kngwarray and the Country she loved.
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.
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.
Lisa Gorman has always looked to art as inspiration. The Gorman founder and former creative director is starting a new chapter as a multidisciplinary artist, and Warrnambool Art Gallery is exhibiting her new works alongside the art of Mirka Mora.
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.
Murray Fredericks’s new exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery interrogates the concept of landscapes, instead looking at the human emotional responses to the lands we inhabit.