50th Anniversary Exhibition
A comprehensive new survey at the National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to Emily Kam Kngwarray and the Country she loved.
From crones to witches to grandmothers, the feminine monstrosity offered by fairy tales is an antidote to our current, unsatisfying forms of female transgression—as a new exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art reveals.
Kirtika Kain’s Western Sydney apartment on Dharug Country is crowded with boxes of materials and new canvases. She came back from a residency in Italy in late 2022 and since then she’s been living alongside her work, preparing for her solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 and for the Biennale of Sydney next year. The cohabitation has been intense and sometimes messy, but Kain says studio life is teaching her new confidence.
In a new show at Jacob Hoerner Galleries, Alex Hamilton paints urban spaces as vast landscapes.
Vincent Namatjira was the first Aboriginal artist to win the Archibald Prize for his portrait of AFL player Adam Goodes in 2020. This painting, among his wider oeuvre, is showing for his first survey at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
“They stole my face,” shouts a ten-year-old boy into a microphone, before stomping away. We are in the Rafael Lozano-Hemmer exhibition Atmospheric Memory at the Powerhouse in Sydney. The boy’s photograph was taken as soon as he entered the exhibition and then publicly projected onto his shadow.