Artists and agenda-setting exhibitions in Australia and around the globe.
Italy now: Murano glass sparkles in the spotlight
Already linked by their shared passion for revitalising contemporary glass, the two institutions have now come together during the Venice Biennale of Architecture to showcase modern glass art and design by way of a glittering exhibition. Titled ‘Glass to Glass’, the presentation is the ultimate celebration of the skilled artists and designers working with Murano […]
July 22, 2021
Powerhouse: ‘Clay Dynasty’ charts 50 years of Australian studio ceramics
“The Powerhouse collection of Australian studio ceramics is the most significant in Australia,” says Lisa Havilah, chief executive of the Powerhouse Museum. “We are committed to continuing to support contemporary Australian artists and documenting this significant field of practice for future generations.” The making of ‘Clay Dynasty’ The ‘Clay Dynasty’ exhibit will feature works by […]
July 16, 2021
Final days: ‘Intersections’ by Ian Strange lights up Sydney nights
Ian’s latest work, titled ‘Light Intersections II’ from the Intersections series, has recently landed in Surry Hills as part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About program. The artwork sees 120 metres of LED light beams dramatically break through a graffiti-tagged terrace house. The light is used to draw attention to the Victorian architecture […]
July 2, 2021
Rock star Matthew Simmonds carves miniature buildings into solid stone
Merging this lightbulb moment with his life-long fascination of stone buildings, Matthew decided to study architectural stone carving at Weymouth Technical College in the UK’s south. This led to gratifying work on the restoration of several major English monuments, including Westminster Abbey in London and the cathedrals of Salisbury and Ely. It wasn’t until 1997, […]
June 3, 2021
At the NGV: Australian Impressionism shines in the sunlight
Open to audiences until August 22, ‘She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism’ presents 270 works of Impressionist art from Australia and around the world. Named after Tom Roberts’ work, She-oak and sunlight (1889), which takes pride of place in the exhibition, the large-scale survey brings together some of the most widely recognisable and celebrated works by Frederick McCubbin, Jane Sutherland, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, Clara Southern, John Russell and E. Phillips Fox. The exhibition also brings to view works by Iso Rae, May Vale, Jane Price and Ina Gregory.
May 7, 2021
‘Cosmic Nature’ by Yayoi Kusama is a dazzling display among New York’s Botanical Garden
After three years of planning and a pandemic-forced delay, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has joyfully announced the opening of its major exhibition for 2021. Titled ‘KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature’, the eye-popping survey features work by internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama amid a carefully choreographed display of seasonal floriculture.
April 15, 2021
‘The National’ is back in 2021 with a collection of new Australian art
First launched in 2017, ‘The National' is a compelling biennial survey that showcases the varied and vital work being made by Australian artists of different generations and cultural backgrounds from urban, regional and remote communities across the country.
April 1, 2021
HOTA Gallery unveils ‘new-age idol’ by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Signalling the imminent opening of the Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery in Australia, an ambitious artwork by Sri-Lankan born artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran has been revealed at the gallery’s entrance. The unveiling of the humanoid forms comes less than two months ahead of HOTA’s inaugural exhibition, beginning May 8, and offers a tantalising preview of things to come at the $60.5 million Gold Coast facility, the centrepiece of the city’s cultural precinct masterplan.
March 16, 2021
The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot
Born from a partnership between New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Australian practice Woods Bagot, the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) is one step closer to realisation with the unveiling of the building’s updated designs. Planned for the city of Adelaide in South Australia, the AACC will honour the past, present and future of Aboriginal cultures while also pledging support to contemporary art practices and events.
February 10, 2021
Hot wheels: Aman resorts offers luxury road trips
With Aman’s luxury resorts and hotels taking up residence in a number of the world’s most beautiful destinations, there’s little surprise that the roadways that connect the sites to their surrounds flaunt equally spectacular driving terrain. Breathtaking roadways that might lead visitors through the mountains and canyons of North America’s west, atop the wind-carved dunes of the Sahara or alongside Japan’s alluring and ancient forests.
January 21, 2021