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‘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.
Art
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.
Art
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.
Art
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.
Architecture
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.
Culture
January 21, 2021
In the market for art? Sydney Contemporary goes online for the month of October
Aesthetes everywhere, prepare to unleash your credit cards. Australia’s international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, has just launched an impressive online showcase which not only responds to the global pandemic climate, it aims to bolster the art community in the same gallant brushstroke.
Art
October 1, 2020
At 99 years old, the Archibald Prize is still breaking records
With 99 storied years under its belt, the Archibald has presumably endured its share of disturbances in some shape or form since its inception in 1921. So, while this year’s pandemic climate may have reframed the timing of the program, true to form, it certainly hasn’t hindered the excellence of works entered. Nor has it stood as a roadblock.
Art
September 24, 2020
Art imitates (lockdown) life in exhibition at Melbourne’s bus and train stations
While many physical galleries and other ‘non-essential’ outlets remain closed throughout Victoria, due to the second wave of lockdowns imposed by novel coronavirus, Melbourne’s STATION gallery has joined the raft of businesses spearheading creative ways of connecting with audiences during the pandemic.
Art
September 21, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with artist Dan Kyle
When ferocious bushfires ravaged the region in late 2019 through to early 2020, Dan felt a gut-wrenching sense of loss, sadness and absolute helplessness. Darkness had descended upon his beloved bushland, and blackened earth and smoke-washed hot-glowing skies replaced the famous blue-green haze of the mountain range. Captivated by the rapidly changing natural environment and […]
Art
August 11, 2020
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Five (or so) minutes with artist Tom Adair
Daily Architecture News caught up with Tom to talk about the ups and downs of showing his recent collection of work during a particularly tumultuous time in the world, how the lockdown forced a pivot in the way he presented his work to collectors and art-lovers, and what’s getting him out of bed at 5.45am […]
Art
July 27, 2020