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.
New Exuberance at Benalla Art Gallery centres how textiles permeate our lives, from clothing to design to art. Encompassing fashion house collaborations to First Nations cultural practices, the show canvasses textile practices today—and where they’re heading next.
Justine Youssef’s art confronts histories of displacement, genocide and colonialism, alongside preserving the traditions of her Lebanese heritage—as her latest solo at UTS Gallery & Art Collection attests.
Natalya Hughes’s art holds a piercing gaze on the historically male-dominated fields of art and psychoanalysis, claiming the necessary space for women’s representation.