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.
Murray Fredericks’s new exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery interrogates the concept of landscapes, instead looking at the human emotional responses to the lands we inhabit.
New Exuberance at Benalla Art Gallery centres how textiles permeate our lives, from clothing to design to art. Encompassing fashion house collaborations to First Nations cultural practices, the show canvasses textile practices today—and where they’re heading next.
From changing light bulbs to ending fossil fuel sponsorships, major Australian galleries and museums are attempting paths towards sustainability—but is this enough?