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.
In her first major solo exhibition, now showing at Carriageworks, Salote Tawale brings together painting, sculpture, and karaoke in an expansive installation that explores identity and memory.
In a new exhibition at Outer Space, Amy Claire Mills offers a love letter to her disabled and neurodivergent communities by turning cold, hard medical spaces into places of safety and warmth.
In a new show at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ramak Bamzar pays tribute to the women Iran has lost to a brutal regime.