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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.
From Polly Borland’s glittering photograph of Queen Elizabeth to Maree Clarke’s tremendously stitched possum skin cloak, to John Nixon’s cross painting, the exhibition Who Are You: Australian Portraiture at the National Gallery of Victoria is centered on challenging the traditional conventions of portraiture.
An artist, curator and academic, David Sequeira’s multidisciplinary practice has spanned over three decades, with colour as its driving force. From his home studio in West Melbourne—where he creates across his house—he discusses his all-encompassing approach to art making, as well as his bold exhibition, All the things I should have said that I never said, and its relationship to his Indian background.
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