A new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery has preserved the relocated studio of Australian painter Margaret Olley, with her work providing inspiration for a new series of paintings by Mirra Whale, India Mark and Laura Jones.
Yhonnie Scarce, a Kokatha and Nukunu artist, has emerged in recent years as one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Yhonnie Scarce: The Light of Day, at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, curates a survey of significant works by Scarce from the last few years.
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.
“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.
Mona brings new works out of the archive for the ever-evolving collection Monanism. Currently on display are works by Cassandra Laing and Michel Blazy.
The first Torres Strait Islander artist to show in the National Gallery of Australia’s sculpture garden, Janet Fieldhouse gifts us her deep affinity for sculpture.