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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’.
After winning the 2021 Sulman Prize and the Women’s Art Prize Tasmania, Georgia Spain’s vividly gestural paintings are highly lauded. The artist, who only had her first solo show three years ago, talks about why she’s compelled to capture human interaction, how she defines success, and painting pleasure and conflict.
Birds can tell stories of colonial movements, national identity and language.
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