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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’.
Whether placing an artwork in his stomach, actualising a body with a third hand, giving his agency over to performance viewers, and rather famously growing an extra ear on his arm, Stelarc has gone to true extremes.
The confident, broad brushstrokes of Belem Lett’s new paintings seem to literally zoom around the picture plane, conveying a sense of speed and momentum as they slide across the works’ sleek aluminium surfaces.
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