In 'Kiffy Rubbo: Curating the 1970s', edited by Janine Burke and Helen Hughes, artists and academics pay tribute to Rubbo’s life, work and seminal place in Australian art history in a series of essays.

Janine Burke’s essay on Rubbo’s key role in early feminist curation is reproduced in full below, with permission.

Kiffy Rubbo: Curating the 1970s — Art Guide Australia

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As the 2016 recipient of Bendigo Art Gallery's Going Solo initiative, Jud Wimhurst takes his favoured themes of consumerism and pop culture further in 'Gimme Freedom (or gimme death)', a major sculptural installation exploring identity, nostalgia and choice.

Jud Wimhurst — Art Guide Australia

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Now in its sixth iteration in an almost 14-year-old Artist Run Initiative, BLINDSIDE’s Summer Studio residency allows artists to develop their work over a three-week period during the art world’s quieter time, culminating in an exhibition in mid-January.

Blindside Summer Studio — Art Guide Australia

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Karan Singh’s graphic works are disorienting and calming at once.

This year the fifth Sugar Mountain festival invited Singh to respond to the bands and to the space of the Victorian College of the Arts.

Karan Singh mixes art and music at Sugar Mountain — Art Guide Australia

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'Who's Afraid of Colour?' at NGV Australia: The Ian Potter Centre sees the ancient art systems of Indigenous Australians unite with contemporary needs and practices to create expressions of dispossession, identity and connection to Country.

'Who's Afraid of Colour?' at the National Gallery of Victoria

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"Many of Rick Amor’s shadowy images have a cinematic quality. They read like film stills, fragments of a greater drama."

'Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic' is currently on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 30 April.

Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic — Art Guide Australia

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Leonard French, who died on 10 January at the age of 88, was the man behind the iconic stained glass ceiling in the National Gallery of Victoria.

Vale Leonard French.
1928 – 2017.

Vale Leonard French 1928-2017 — Art Guide Australia

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In Locust Jones' exhibition 'Season of Unreason' at Bett Gallery Hobart, recent socio-political issues take centre stage.

Locust Jones draws the news — Art Guide Australia

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Vale James Fairfax.
27 March 1933 – 11 January 2017.

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'High Rise Low Rise' at Gorman Arts Centre - CCAS explores Canberra and the Gold Coast.

“The Gold Coast was built around holidays and parties. It’s all about a good time. Canberra was built for politics."

High Rise Low Rise explores Canberra and the Gold Coast — Art Guide Australia

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'Light Geist' at Fremantle Arts Centre presents three new commissions by artists working with video projection.

Through immersive animation, data mapping and tanks of swirling mist, the viewer is plunged into a world of ghosts, memory, mysterious illuminations and blazing landscapes.

Light Geist — Art Guide Australia

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Vernon Ah Kee’s show at Sydney’s National Art School, 'Not An Animal or a Plant', investigates race, ideology and politics and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum in Australia.

Vernon Ah Kee at the National Art School Gallery – Art Guide Australia

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'EXIT' at Galleries UNSW draws on a quarter of a century's worth of scientific data to vividly animate the world's hot spots of deforestation, rising seas and mass migration as a result of global warming.

360° projection illustrates climate change in EXIT — Art Guide Australia

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Thank you to all our wonderful readers. We're taking a little break and look forward to bringing you more in 2017!
Photograph by Jesse Marlow from our January/February issue studio visit with artist Adam Stone.
As 2016 draws to a close it’s time to rest, re-group and get ready for the New Year. Here are some great shows to look forward to in 2017.

The year ahead – 2017 Highlights — Art Guide Australia

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Our January/February 2017 issue is out now!

On the cover is a work by Vernon Ah Kee, titled ‘Lex Wotton’, 2013, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152cm. Collection of Redlands.
Our January/February 2017 issue is out now!

On the cover is a work by Vernon Ah Kee, titled ‘Lex Wotton’, 2013, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152cm. Collection of Redlands.
"There is also something else to painting yourself – knowing it’s a guaranteed relationship you will have for the rest of your life."

Varia Karipoff visited Yvette Coppersmith's studio and talked about self-portraits, morning routines and archives of inspiration.

Yvette Coppersmith — Art Guide Australia

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