Yhonnie Scarce, a Kokatha and Nukunu artist, has emerged in recent years as one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Yhonnie Scarce: The Light of Day, at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, curates a survey of significant works by Scarce from the last few years.
With over 60 booths presenting, this year’s Melbourne Art Fair doesn’t centre glitz or glam, but glimpses into sci-fi, realism, vibrant colour and Indigenous connections to land. Our editors have rounded up their top picks.
Nadine Christensen’s survey exhibition at Buxton Contemporary spans more than two decades of her practice, bringing together 80 works that explore the quotidian with substantial depth and humour.
George Byrne’s artwork has an otherworldly quality to it, blurring the lines between natural and artificial through photography, collage, and digital manipulation. His latest exhibition, Synethetica, is now showing at Olsen Gallery.
The annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism act as something of a mirror to society—reflecting back the year we had through photographs. The exhibition of the 2023 winners is currently on display at the State Library of Victoria.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is exploring the photographic lines of illusion and truth from via international icons—Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gilbert & George and Nan Goldin—to Australian masters like Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Mervyn Bishop, Polly Borland and Darren Sylvester.