This year, artist Callum Morton has selected 20 established artists, who in turn nominated 20 emerging artists – all who will participate in the Redlands Konica Minolta Prize 2017.

Toby Fehily spoke to Morton about the prize and what it reveals about the Australian art world more broadly.

Callum Morton discusses art prizes and the younger generation — Art Guide Australia

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Tracey Moffatt will represent Australia in the 2017 Venice Biennale with her new photographic series, 'Passage'.

Pictured below is 'Hell' from the series 'Passage' 2017, type C photograph on gloss paper, 105.5 × 156 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.
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Digital and material reality meet in Troy Innocent’s latest exhibition 'Pattern Recognition' at Anna Pappas Gallery.

Digital and material reality meet in Troy Innocent’s sculpture — Art Guide Australia

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Megan Keating and Samuel Johnstone’s video and sculpture-based installation at Canberra’s M16 Artspace is concerned with making connections across our growing digital terrain.

Megan Keating and Samuel Johnstone are watching and being watched — Art Guide Australia

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Indigenous artist Judy Watson and writer Louise Martin-Chew reminisce about childhood holidays on Stradbroke Island, just off the coast near Brisbane.

“Place is something which will come and get you. No matter where you are, something about that place will either repel you or pull you into it, and being receptive to that does not require that you are Indigenous.” – Judy Watson

Judy Watson: The Magic of Stradbroke Island — Art Guide Australia

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In her solo show, 'The Choreography of Cutting' at Sarah Scout Presents, Sally Smart has effectively traced her ongoing commitment to an investigation into three seemingly disparate topics: the historical Avant-Garde, traditional Indonesian folk art and the act of cutting.

'Sally Smart: The Choreography of Cutting' at Sarah Scout Presents

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View selected works from our latest featured exhibition ‘Ambiguous Patterns’ by Sara Irannejad, which is currently on display at Logan Art Gallery.

Sara Irannejad: Ambiguous patterns — Art Guide Australia

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Patricia Wilson-Adams has won the $15,000 Burnie Print Prize with her her triptych, 'Positions 1 to 3', a mixed-media and letterpress work on Chinese paper.

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'Less Than: Art and Reductionism', drawn from the QUT Art Museum’s largely post-1960 collection, dallies with a contemporary impulse to minimise, downsize and the mantra of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’

Less Than: Art and Reductionism — Art Guide Australia

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South Australia’s newest contemporary art organisation ACE Open rises from the ashes of Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation.

Meet ACE Open — Art Guide Australia

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The ambitious 'Festival of Photography' at the National Gallery of Victoria encompasses an array of exhibitions boasting big names such as Bill Henson and William Eggleston.

The festival also presents a firm line-up of younger stars on the cutting edge, including Zöe Croggon, who is featured on our March/April cover.

Holding the Image — Art Guide Australia

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Raymond Arnold has once again won the $40,000 Glover Prize.

Established in 2004, The Glover Prize is awarded annually for the best depiction of Tasmania’s contemporary landscape.

Raymond Arnold Wins The Glover Prize 2017 — Art Guide Australia

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Filipino artist Leeroy New is making a massive faux entrance that will (temporarily) cover up the heritage-listed façade of the Castlemaine Art Museum, in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival.

Leeroy New: La Puerta Del Laberinto — Art Guide Australia

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In 'Art is Lettuce', Nigel Sense has mined his childhood memories for subjects that explore the what 'art is...' idea. The titles declare the artist’s past fondness for Rambo and Muriel’s Wedding, dinosaurs and skateboarding. Beer, however, is now the universal preference.

On display at Flinders Street Gallery until 16 April.

'Nigel Sense pays tribute to art, beer and everything' Art Guide Australia

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To coincide with Melbourne Design Week 2017, Sophie Gannon Gallery will present 'Designwork #1', an annual curated exhibition at the gallery’s Richmond premises.

Designwork #1 — Art Guide Australia

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'Making Modernism' travels to Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and will be on display from 11 March – 11 June.

"Georgia O’Keeffe, Grace Cossington Smith and Margaret Preston each had idiosyncratic backgrounds and were exposed to modernism in various ways."

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Anne and Gordon Samstag lived in Australia from 1961 to 1977. They made their biggest impression in Adelaide, where Gordon worked at the South Australian School of Art.

'The Samstag Legacy: An Artist’s Bequest', edited by Ross Wolfe, is an in-depth look at these two American artists and their legacy...

The Samstag Legacy: An Artist’s Bequest — Art Guide Australia

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Responding to the absence of female voices in Tasmanian maritime history, artist Anne Morrison has spent time trawling the collection of the Bass Straight Maritime Centre (BSMC) to produce 'Beneath the Waterline', a series of paintings which reflect on the lives of women who have been inextricably connected to oceans, rivers and waterways.

Anne Morrison delves Beneath the Waterline — Art Guide Australia

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Vale Sydney Ball 1933–2017.

Ball was a guiding hand and mentor for the gallery and its younger artists, says Joanna Strumpf of Sullivan + Strumpf. “We loved him; he was part of our family. He was always there for counsel, and he forged some beautiful friendships with some of our artists.”

Vale Sydney Ball — Art Guide Australia

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'Elisabeth Cummings: Interior Landscapes' at Drill Hall Gallery will survey over 40 years of the artist’s practice, combining work over several generations, from both private and public collections.

Elisabeth Cummings: Interior Landscapes — Art Guide Australia

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