Alia Parker, Joanna Fowles, Emma Peters and Wajiha Pervez.
281 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000
The new regional gallery Ngununggula—based in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales—is opening with a show by Tamara Dean, considering the existentialism of the pandemic and recent bushfires. Within anxiety and uncertainty, Dean finds depth and lightheartedness.
As Sydney galleries reopen this week, with Canberra and Melbourne not far behind, Australia’s most prominent museum leaders discuss the impacts and opportunities of the pandemic, and how they’re adapting to our new ‘Covid normal’.
Jeffrey Smart’s paintings are distinctive. Sparsely populated, some of his near-empty metropolitan scenes have a melancholic, almost cataclysmic, air—like prescient glimpses of cities in lockdown—while others seem infused with an irreverent and sophisticated sense of play.
Kunmanara Carroll has been honoured as the first Indigenous artist in JamFactory’s ICON series. Sadly, his exhibition Ngaylu Nyanganyi Ngura Winki had only been open for a short time when he passed away. He is now referred to as Kunmanara Carroll out of respect.
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