To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sidney Nolan’s birth the National Gallery of Victoria are currently displaying Nolan’s Wimmera paintings. Created in rather unusual circumstances, the Wimmera paintings were produced during Nolan’s military service and represent some of Nolan’s first attempts at depicting the Australian landscape.
One of Australia’s preeminent contemporary artists, Christian Thompson, is returning to stage his first ever survey show at the Monash University Museum of Art.
Thompson has spent close to the last decade in Europe and the UK, studying performance in the Netherlands before becoming one of the first Indigenous Australians to attend Oxford University, where he completed his doctorate in 2015.
In a show of collective solidarity, 14 artist-led and cross-disciplinary organisations around Australia have gotten together to form All Conference, a platform that aims to support and articulate the value of artist-run and experimental organisations.
Tiarney Miekus spoke with Channon Goodwin, director of Bus Projects, about how All Conference started.
May/June 2017 issue of Art Guide Australia, out May 1st. Cover image by Sam Leach, 'Sofa (after superstudio)', 2017, oil and resin on wood, 40.6 x 40.6 cm. Image courtesy of Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney.
English sculptor Rayner Hoff moved to Sydney in 1923 and quickly became a major player in the Australian art scene. Historian Deborah Beck traces his career trajectory in her book, 'Rayner Hoff: The Life of a Sculptor.'
The extract below, reprinted with permission from Chapter 14: Burning the Candle, details how Hoff won the Anzac Memorial commission.
Fiona Hall’s solo show, 'Gateless Gate' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, reads like a meditation on the senselessness of war: the perfect antidote to the beer-soaked, jingoistic, flag-waving frenzy that often seems to accompany the more sombre rituals of ANZAC day.
Nicola Smith's latest exhibition 'A Whole Night' is on display at Sarah Cottier Gallery until 20 May.
“I am interested in the relationship between cinema and painting,” the Sydney-based artist explains, specifically, “the affinity the two mediums share, the influence painting has had on the moving image, and, in return, the influence the moving image has had on painting.”
"In March, respected monthly peer-reviewed science journal 'Nature Climate Change' argued that art and music “anchors” climate change to culture, that a conversation on the planet’s future can be built through the visceral experiences of the visual and the aural."
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 offers 30 exhibitions and a score of additional public programs to inform, inspire and encourage personal... View details ⇨
Gardens can provide both inspiration and refuge. Briony Downes spoke to six Australian artist about their passion for plants.
"Even when he could hear artillery exploding near his Giverny garden in eastern Normandy during WW1, Claude Monet was still compelled to paint the flowers and watery reflections he found there. Similarly, Frida Kahlo sought solace among the plants at her home, Casa... View details ⇨
The first 21 artists have been announced for the 21st Biennale of Sydney.
Taking place from March to June next year, over 70 artists are expected to participate in the 21st Biennale. The first 21 announced include internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei (China), Haegue Yang (Korea), Laurent Grasso (France), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), and Rika Noguchi (Japan).