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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.
Wiradjuri artist S.J Norman recently won the 67th Blake Prize, which recognises achievement in spiritual art. Norman’s winning photograph documents the 147 incisions made on the artist’s back during a 2019 performance, which marks the 147 Aboriginal people who died in police custody in the preceding decade. Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money sat down with Norman to discuss the significance of these images.
For three decades Marco Fusinato has worked across his noise guitar performances, installations, and appropriated musical scores. Interrogating moments of extremity, whether political or musical, Fusinato is now representing Australia in the 2022 Venice Biennale — which you can stream live. Here, he talks about punk, noise and music, and moments of radicalism.
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