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Based in Toronto, Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore is showing her first Australian solo exhibition, creating acts of Indigenous resistance through art, language and bodies.
Contemplating First Nations art as a tool of resistance and as offering alternative versions of Australian history, Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia at AGWA covers enormous cultural territory, with more than 80 artists.
In 1985, the National Gallery of Victoria purchased Picasso’s Weeping Woman for $1.6 million, the most a public gallery had spent on an artwork. On year later, the painting was stolen and held ransom. Now, this unsolved mystery is being explored in the new SBS series FRAMED.
“Dear 2022, I don’t want to write any more essays about the pandemic. Signed, Sophia Cai.” As we push ourselves to the finish line of 2021, Sophia Cai looks back on the last 12 months, reflecting on a year defined by the swiftness of loss and the struggle for optimism.
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