Sneakers are a cultural phenomenon made up of paradoxes. Some see them as an accessible and inclusive force in fashion that serve as an outlet of self-expression for many; yet to others they are a symbol of out-of-control consumerism. Two Queensland exhibitions are embracing these dualities, though from contrasting angles: Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street at HOTA on the Gold Coast, and Torsion at Brisbane’s Metro Arts.
For Betty Muffler art making and healing are indistinguishable. Evoking Country through the view of the eagle, she’s now showing in the NGV Triennial alongside a host of international names.
A comprehensive new survey at the National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to Emily Kam Kngwarray and the Country she loved.
In a new exhibition at Outer Space, Amy Claire Mills offers a love letter to her disabled and neurodivergent communities by turning cold, hard medical spaces into places of safety and warmth.
This summer the Art Gallery of New South Wales is showing the largest Louise Bourgeois survey ever exhibited in Australia. We asked five Australian artists influenced by Bourgeois to each write about one artwork in the exhibition.
In a collaboration with Two Good Co, Leanne Xiu Williams’s sumptuous still life paintings act as chapter openers and end papers for their new cookbook Changing the Course. The paintings themselves are now on display at Saint Cloche for an exhibition of the same name.