International tour for Danie Mellor

By Karen Smith, 10 July 2014

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International tour for Danie Mellor

By Karen Smith, 10 July 2014

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'This year has been a busy and successful one for the Australia Council’s Visual Arts Chair Danie Mellor.A major survey of his work covering the past 10 years, Exotic Lies, Sacred Ties, is now touring the country.  It opened at the University of Queensland in January and is now on show at TarraWarra Museum of Art, V'....

Fellows Focus – Richard Bell

By Fiona Mackrell, 4 July 2014

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Fellows Focus – Richard Bell

By Fiona Mackrell, 4 July 2014

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'In highly acclaimed artist Richard Bell’s latest sharply observed film, The Dinner Party, a group of white Australians discuss their private views on the interrelationship between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal people. They sip wine over a sumptuous meal in a luxurious Brisbane riverside mansion, oblivious to their own privileged position as they blithely perpetuate rac'....

Four remarkable projects building Indigenous culture

By Martin Portus, 6 June 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

Four remarkable projects building Indigenous culture

By Martin Portus, 6 June 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'Four outstanding artists have been honoured at the Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards held recently at the Sydney Opera House.  While the artists hail from across Australia, pursue different art forms and range in ages from 23 to late 80s, each of their works showcase another perspec'....

Garrmalang Festival and our cultural surplus

By Hannah Donnelly, 21 May 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

Garrmalang Festival and our cultural surplus

By Hannah Donnelly, 21 May 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'Cultural festivals are a powerful space for supporting local community governance structures and participation in decision-making, and a stimulating new festival recently held in Darwin is doing just that.The Garrmalang Festival is the first major Indigenous festival of its kind in Darwin and the first ever Indigenous festival to be held at the....

Next Wave Festival: a snapshot

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 8 May 2014

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Next Wave Festival: a snapshot

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 8 May 2014

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'The Next Wave Festival which provides a platform for emerging artists working across performance and visual arts, is a whirlwind of events popping up every two years in Melbourne. This year was no different with origami, murderous re-enactments and confetti spread across Melbourne’s famous laneways and arts houses. Ne'....

The work of Richard Lewer

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 27 March 2014

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The work of Richard Lewer

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 27 March 2014

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'The story of a Perth-based pensioner, who survived a failed suicide pact with his wife Julie prompted Richard Lewer to draw and narrate their story in his latest work. Richard is a visual artist working across drawing, animation, performance and painting who explores themes of the everyday. He views himself as a contemporary social realist collecting and documenting, drawing pa'....

Fiona Foley and Julie Ewington receive the 2013 Visual Arts Awards

By Vanessa Lloyd, 27 February 2014

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Fiona Foley and Julie Ewington receive the 2013 Visual Arts Awards

By Vanessa Lloyd, 27 February 2014

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'Announced today, the recipients of the prestigious Australia Council Visual Art Awards for 2013 are artist Fiona Foley and curator Julie Ewington. The Australia Council and CEO Tony Grybowski will celebrate the awards with Fiona, Jul'....

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'As Day 2 of the JUMP Mentoring Intensive begins all the mentees sit cross-legged on the floor of the Merlyn Theatre of Malthouse in Melbourne.  Emily Sexton, Artistic Director of Next Wave explains that all conversation shuts down as soon as peop'....

Project 28: Roman Ondák- behind the scenes

By Alex Bellemore, 22 January 2014

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Project 28: Roman Ondák- behind the scenes

By Alex Bellemore, 22 January 2014

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'Kaldor Public Art Projects (KPAP) is currently presenting the work of the acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondák at Parramatta Town Hall in association with Syd'....