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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’.
A cast of different ‘Ronnies’ populate Ronnie van Hout’s art, appearing as the wizened face of inanimate objects (a banana, a sausage, a hammer), as well as the adult visage of child-like figures engaged in disconcertingly adult acts. Here, Ronnie tells us about five of his works.
The art of Patrick Hall is like a repository of memory that weaves together poetic narratives of world history and personal experience, in particular the history of World War II. His work is now showing at Despard Gallery.
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