Red Dust set to auction exclusive NBA 2K22 inspired shoes for charity

February 17, 2022

2K Australia has announced a collaboration between Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri Indigenous artist and basketball fan Allan McKenzie, to design a one-of-a-kind NBA 2K22 inspired shoe for charity. McKenzie has customised a pair of Harden Stepback 2.0 basketball shoes with a vibrant and exclusive design, with all proceeds from the auction to go towards the nominated […]

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Theatre Review: Sydney Opera House’s Claudel shines a light on a forgotten genius

May 1, 2021

You could be forgiven for having never heard of a French sculptor named Camille Claudel. Like many talented and brilliant women history forgot, she existed in the shadow of a man and within the confines of a society that feared the ambitions of women. Growing up with a father who encouraged her and a mother […]

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Review: The Other Art Fair Sydney makes art affordable and relevant

March 23, 2021

Described as an art fair for a new generation of art buyers, The Other Art Fair in Sydney presents a selection of over 100 independent artists with works ranging in price from under $100 to over $1000. Presented by Saatchi Art and held at The Cutaway at Barangaroo, The Other Art Fair also delivers performance […]

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Culture Check: 5 unmissable Sydney events in autumn 2021

March 15, 2021

Think now that summer is over Sydney goes into hibernation? Think again. With the exception of last year, moving into autumn is often a time when the city’s dynamic cultural scene comes alive, and 2021 will be no exception, with some of the best things to do in Sydney. Particularly after the year that was, […]

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A guide to Japan’s three main performing arts… and where to see them

March 5, 2021

Japan is a nation well known for its far-reaching history and passion for keeping culture and traditions alive. From the ancient tea houses of Kyoto to the quaint building styles of Gifu’s Shirakawago, you can practically read the history of the nation through its architecture and city design. One of the more elusive forms of […]

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Let’s Talk Art Therapy: Port Macquarie emerges as New South Wales’ hub of artisan makers and workshops

January 27, 2021

What defines Port Macquarie? In the scope of New South Wales, a state with some of the beautiful coastal towns in the country, Port Macquarie may not seem all that distinctive. Until you get there. Make the four-or-so hour drive from Sydney (5.3hrs from Brisbane), like many do throughout the year, and you’re rewarded with […]

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Carriageworks to reopen with major installation by Giselle Stanborough

July 28, 2020

After the great news that Carriageworks had been saved with the support of a group of donors, the Sydney art institution has officially announced Friday 7th August as a reopening date. And with the space once again being open to the public, comes new commissions that’ll take over the space as part of the ongoing […]

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22nd Biennale of Sydney will reopen mid-June and extend to September

May 27, 2020

Along with reopening of restaurants across New South Wales, it appears the 22nd Biennale of Sydney has plans on welcoming art lovers back to its full public program. The free contemporary art exhibition, which takes place across various Sydney art institutions, will reopen from 16th June with its entire collection of more than 700 artworks […]

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More than 700 works are on display for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

March 11, 2020

NIRIN, the official title of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, will be taking over the city’s foremost art institutions with a total of 700 words in display. 101 artists and collectives, including 39 Australian artists, will have their work displayed from 14th March to 8th June, bringing to life icons like Art Gallery of NSW, […]

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Four epic immersive installations have taken over Carriageworks in Sydney

January 7, 2020

Four large-scale artworks are setting off the 2020 arts program at Sydney’s iconic Carriageworks. Presented free to the public, they will remain in the venue for quite some time, highlighting new works by leading Australia artists. These four, described below, all make use of light as a medium by which to explore our basic interconnectivity […]

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SXSW Film Review: Well Groomed (USA, 2019) is well intentioned, oddly emotionally investing, and full of heart

March 10, 2019

As new dog grooming business owner (and one of Well Groomed‘s fascinating human subjects) Nicole Beckman states during her introduction that competitive dog grooming was always something she thought as being “just silly” before entering the competitive stakes herself, her initial thoughts are likely to be mirrored by many unversed in the ways of competitive […]

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ACMI is showcasing an interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition

February 15, 2018

The screen history of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be showcased as part of Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI) newest exhibition, Wonderland. The world premiere that is part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, will delve into Caroll’s three timeless stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass […]

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Spring is blooming at Tokyo’s National Museum of Modern Art

February 13, 2018

Spring themed masterpeices will be exhibited this year at the the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan’s first national art museum, to coincide with the internationally recognised cherry blossom festival. Works will be on display from March 23 to April 8, and include Kawai Gyokudo’s “Parting Spring” depicting cherry blossoms, which is designated […]

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Melbourne is getting a unique immersive and participatory theatrical experience in 2018

October 15, 2017

He’s widely known as founder of the triumphant St Jermone’s Laneway Festival, the mind who brought a world’s first glamping experience as well as one of the city’s coolest bars, and the guy who turned a disused factory into a hipster chapel of love and creativity, but for his latest gift to Australia Jerome Borazio […]

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Book Review: Alicia Inez Guzmán’s Georgia O’Keeffe At Home explores the oeuvre of an American art icon

October 4, 2017

Famed American artist Georgia O’Keeffe is the focus of Alicia Inez Guzmán’s latest work, Georgia O’Keeffe At Home. Exploring the relationship between O’Keeffe’s location and the work she produced, Guzmán takes readers from Texas, to New York, to New Mexico, in a book that is part beautiful coffee table literature, part in depth art historical […]

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Analogue Gallery opens in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

September 8, 2016

Brisbane’s Greaser bar is already quite the challenge to find, nestled beneath another Fortitude Valley venue. Perhaps it’s this air of mystery and exclusivity that makes it the perfect location for the new Analogue Gallery, a monthly pop up exhibition space dedicated to supporting emerging and established Brisbane artists. Held on the first Thursday of each […]

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New space for city based artists opens in Perth

August 22, 2016

A former café in Perth’s Northbridge has been reopened as City Arts Space, a multi-purpose space for artists to create, develop, and exhibit their work. Located at the Northbridge Piazza, the venue is designed as an affordable and flexible location for creatives to come and showcase their talent. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffaldi said that the government […]

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Carriageworks to present Katthy Cavaliere retrospective this August

July 27, 2016

In conjunction with the Museum of Old and New Art, Sydney’s Carriageworks will present Katthy Cavaliere: Loved later this year, a retrospective of the late artist’s body of work. Originally presented at MONA, curated by Cavaliere’s friend Daniel Mudie Cunningham, the exhibition provides an insight into the Italian born artist’s life. Cavaliere’s art was created […]

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Carriageworks to present first major Australian exhibition of Italian artist Francesco Clemente

July 22, 2016

In an Australian first, contemporary Italian artist Francesco Clemente will head up the second major international exhibition in the Schwartz Carriageworks series, opening on July 30th. The Schwartz Carriageworks series is a joint venture between art dealer Anna Schwartz and Carriageworks director Lisa Havilah, bringing major international artists to Australian audiences. First announced in 2015, the partnership earlier […]

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Refugees exhibition to open at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre this winter

July 6, 2016

Showcasing the work of over 20 artists from refugee backgrounds, Casula Powerhouse will present a free exhibition, featuring 65 works that aim to humanise both the current refugee crisis and similar situations from global history. With 22 international and Australian artists behind the 65 works on display, over 120 years of refugee history will be […]

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SWELL Sculpture Festival annouces artist lineup

June 16, 2016

SWELL Sculpture Festival, the largest outdoor art exhibition in Queensland, has revealed the 55 artists that will be taking part in the 2016 event, held in September on the Gold Coast. Over a ten day period, Currumbin Beach will be transformed into a free outdoor gallery, featuring 50 works by both Australian and international artists. […]

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Telling Tales opens at MCA, Sydney

June 2, 2016

Supported by VIVID Ideas 2016, Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form opens this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney. Running from June 2nd until early October, Telling Tales explores inventive approaches taken by Australian and international artists to the narrative form. Ahead of opening weekend, MCA has released a schedule of events showcasing […]

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Tech Review: Wacom Bamboo Spark

April 6, 2016

With more and more tablet devices trying to pin down a level of versatility between an artist’s tablet and a professional ultra book, the Wacom Bamboo Spark is something of a curve ball. Understanding that plenty of artists still prefer the feel of a pencil on paper when drawing or sketching, Wacom’s latest gadget may […]

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World-first exhibition “Degas: A New Vision” to open in June 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria

November 23, 2015

In June 2016 a world-first exhibition will make its way to The National Gallery of Victoria for the thirteenth annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces. Degas: A New Vision will showcase over 200 works of one of the world’s most loved artists in all of his disciplines, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. Tony Ellwood Director […]

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