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Chloé, the French nude by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, is an Australian cultural icon.
The son of Italian migrants, Steve Lopes explores how cultural and psychological identity can evolve and expand in an Australian environment, with its “intensity of colour and light”, as he puts it. His latest show is at Orange Regional Gallery.
Melbourne’s RISING festival of art, music and performance is something of a fever dream, having been delayed from 2020 and then running for just one night in 2021 before again being impeded by lockdowns. Now taking place this June with over 200 events by 800 artists, it may be tricky deciding what to see—so here’s our top picks, with tickets still available.
“And being on Country has given me permission to speak loudly,” says artist Leanne Tobin, “to tell the truth about what has happened to the Dharug, to my family, and also to make work about the shared need to care for Country.” We visited the artist in her studio ahead of her current showing at Biennale of Sydney.
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