Whether scouting the perfect gift or searching for a summer read, our editors have picked their top art books of 2023—spanning everything from a history of ceramics, women and spiritualism, and First Nations practices.
The spirit—and studio—of Margaret Olley lives on
A new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery has preserved the relocated studio of Australian painter Margaret Olley, with her work providing inspiration for a new series of paintings by Mirra Whale, India Mark and Laura Jones.
Yhonnie Scarce’s glass works are a glistening, poignant exploration of how nuclear testing affected First Nations people
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.
Must-sees at this year’s Melbourne Art Fair
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.
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How an underwater sculpture trail plays a role in the health – and beauty – of the Great Barrier Reef
The widespread demise of coral reefs due to climate change is now a certainty. But what role does art have in our future for coral reefs?
The shows we’re looking forward to in 2024
2024 is already shaping up to be a huge year for art exhibitions. Here’s what we’re excited about, from namedropping to Nan Goldin’s photographs, to long-deserved survey shows of significant Indigenous artists.
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Julie Fragar on “painting in the first person”
With a current survey exhibition at Rockhampton Museum of Art chronicling 23 years of painting and photography, Julie Fragar talks about creative influences and what it’s like to observe a Supreme Court murder trial.