Australian Art

Brook Andrew appointed Artistic Director of 2020 edition

<b>Brook Andrew appointed Artistic Director of 2020 edition</b><p><b>Biennale of Sydney</b><br>Various locations<br>Sydney<br>Australia<p><b>The Biennale of Sydney today announced</b> …


APY Lands to star in Switzerland gallery dedicated to Indigenous Australian art

The work of Aboriginal artists from South Australia's APY Lands will feature prominently when Europe's first gallery dedicated to Indigenous …

The Arts (Australia)

Sydney biennial appoints its first indigenous Australian artistic director

The Biennale of Sydney has its first indigenous Australian artistic director since the event’s inception in 1973. The biennial’s chairman Kate Mills …


spectra – Stuff to do

During Dark Mofo, gather in the museum grounds as we flick the switch on Ryoji Ikeda’s <i>spectra</i>—a towering pillar of white light reaching fifteen …

The Arts (Australia)

Tasmanian artist Stephen Walker’s lasting mark in Civic Square

LOVED ICON: Part of the Tasmanian tableau at Civic Square. The tableau was dismantled to make way for the redevelopment of the square. Picture: …


Indigenous Australian artist Brook Andrew appointed artistic director of Biennale of Sydney

Artist Brook Andrew will curate the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, taking place in 2020. He is the first Indigenous Australian artist appointed to the role.<p>…

The Arts (Australia)

Australian Tattoo Expo - Brisbane

The Australian Tattoo Expo proudly represents the culture of Tattooing.<p>With over 57,000 visitors annually, this celebration of creativity and art …

Body Modification

Artist Tony Albert focuses on issues of Indigenous visibility in his first major solo exhibition

At 37, Tony Albert is the youngest person to have a major solo exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery.<p>But the Girramay, Yidinji, and Kuku Yalanji …

Entertainment (Australia)

Behold the Downtown Views From the New Terrace Bar Inside the Peninsula Hotel

The Peninsula Chicago management seeks to give Chicagoans a swanky new terrace lounge with <b>Z Bar</b>, the new bar opening this afternoon on the hotel’s sixth floor. It’s a lesson in luxury with new views of the Mag Mile, decadent drinks with ingredients like 24-karat edible gold flakes, and fancy …


Woolworths will allow Spencer Tunick's nude photoshoot

Artist Spencer Tunick will be able to photograph masses of nude people on top of the Woolworths in Prahran, after Woolies changed its mind and …


Spencer Tunick: Melbourne Woolworths to allow nude photo shoot

<b>Australian supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision.</b><p>In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick's request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too …


Encounters with the Aboriginal art of Australia

A rare collection of what could possibly be one of the earliest art forms in human history, is on view in Delhi for the first time


Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot win Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition

Arts South Australia and competition organisers Malcolm Reading Consultants announced that the team led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US) with Woods …

Concept Design

Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.<p>FILE PHOTO: Nude models pose …

Mexico City

Dark Mofo: The provocative festival changing Tasmania's reputation

<b>Once the focus of police concern, Tasmania's Dark Mofo festival remains renowned for confronting, headline-grabbing art. But it has also changed how the state presents itself to the world, writes Adam Morton in Hobart.</b><p>It is 21:00 on a Thursday, the winter freeze is setting in, and a 73-year-old-man …


George Farmer building comes back to life as BOAA art venue

One of Ballarat’s least known yet most historic buildings is getting a long-awaited refurbishment.<p>A new leaf: Julie Collins, BOAA artistic …


Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

The Australian artist Mike Parr has literally gone underground for his latest 72-hour performance, being buried beneath the surface of a busy road in …


Melbourne Woolies' Tunick nudes backflip

Supermarket chain Woolworths has reportedly changed its mind and will allow a Melbourne car park to be the scene of a nude shoot by world-renowned …


Blak Markets NAIDOC Art Fair

Paintings, sculptures and textiles from more than 20 remote communities.<p>Paintings, sculptures and textiles from more than 20 remote communities.<p>in …


Arnhem Land bark paintings head to Beijing for art tour

More than 150 pieces of art including rare bark paintings will be displayed throughout a 20-month tour of China starting in July in Beijing, National …

Indigenous Australians

3 immersive visual and performing arts events in Chicago this weekend

Dive into cutting-edge dance, Japanese textile art and more this weekend.

Textile Art

Secret Maps And Sacred Landscapes: The Phillips Presents 68 Spectacular Artworks By Aboriginal Women

In the Northern Territory of Australia, home to the Anmatyerre people, the bush plum is considered a delicacy. But knowing where bush plums grow is not only a matter of eating well. Bush plums are also the fruit of creation, providing the Anmatyerre with a sacred connection to their ancestors and …


Aboriginal bark paintings described as among Australia's 'greatest treasures' bound for Beijing

A decades-old bark painting of an ancient saltwater crocodile in Arnhem Land will make an historic journey to China next month.<p>This intricately …

Entertainment (Australia)

The real Aboriginal 'Dreamtime' to be highlighted in Dream Mine Time art exhibition

When white anthropologists began studying Aboriginal culture, they came up with the term "Dreamtime" to describe the mythology and history of …

Entertainment (Australia)

Rich Lister blends Aborginal art with winemaking

by Mary O'Brien<p>Every self-respecting entrepreneur wants to own an art gallery or sculpture park these days – especially if there's a winery in the …

Australian News

Curator's floor talk Abstraction: Celebrating Australian women abstract artists

<i>Realistic painting has proved to be a blind alley. We have reached the end of that alley, and been obliged to turn around and retrace our steps. Now</i> …


Streetart News [wall 1256] – Martin Swift, Camscale, Esao Andrews

Street Art

Breaking my country's heart

In the last decade the flow of miners and size of the resource industry in the Western Australian Midwest region expanded at such a rapid rate it …

The Arts (Australia)

A meeting of minds

<i>Metafisica Australe</i> 2017 is a rich, contemporary symbiosis of the personal, professional and cultural reflections of two great Australian artists. …


The Nauru Elegies: The Idea of an Island

<b>The Nauru Elegies project is included in Paul D. Miller's year long residency at The Metropolitan Museum</b><p><b>The Nauru Elegies is included in the<br>2011</b> …