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Largest Tiwi exhibition ever; landmark public sculpture for Sydney; Melbourne in lockdown; Palace Letters released; Darwin Festival homegrown program, and more artist opportunities and news.
Plans for the sale of the Powerhouse Museum's Ultimo site back-flipped over the weekend, as protests escalated around its imminent closure and green bans were imposed on the new Parramatta site.
ACO mentorship program goes virtual, designs for new Ring Cycle production revealed, First Nations poetry residency, exhibitions that explore music and design, and more arts news and opportunities.
Revitalising a CBD carpark, the Launceston Creative Precinct centres around an education facility for a next generation of digital creators, hoping to drive new creative economies to regional Australia.
A new UniSA study, prepared in conjunction with Arts SA and Adelaide Festival Centre, indicates South Australia’s festival sector has a key role to play in reviving the State’s tourism.
With over 68,000 users daily, accessing more than 6.5 billion digitised records, Trove was ready for a clean-up, and has set its sights on future researchers and greater accessibility free for all.
From restoring Pollack's Blue poles to EOIs for new Craft Festival; success for Adelaide Festival while MSO embraces the footy, and HOTA opens for live performances, plus more opportunities and arts news.
Findings from the Australian Public Galleries Snapshot are hopeful for the small to medium sector, supported by 16.5 million visitors annually.
Starting with a call for voluntary redundancies, the National Gallery of Australia needs to slash staff numbers by 10% for a more sustainable future.
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Refugee poets and spoken word artists share their work online, confronting issues of racism, injustice, colonialism, blackness, and empowerment in line with a broader global conversation, but making the point Refugee Week is every week.
Two-years, two venues and five new commissions – BLEED is a collaborative digital festival envisaged pre-COVID-19, where the digital is interrogated as a platform for co-creation, not distribution.
Reader comments show that the removal of colonial monuments in Australia is a deeply divided debate.
Ausco announces Cherish Fund for First Nations arts groups, NGA releases info on new blockbuster dates, changes afoot for MOAD, plus more news.
Reopening news, opportunities for artists, a major gift of paintings to AGSA, ACOs Tognetti celebrates 30th anniversary, introducing The Reservoir Room, and more arts news.
While it might have started with a stale sandwich, the legacy of Christo stretches from Sydney's coastline to some of the world's most iconic site, bringing joy to many people and ushering their love of contemporary art.
The Heide retrospective of Hester’s work marks the centenary of her birth. It comes at a time when audiences have a much greater sensitivity to her place in the canon of Australian modernism and of the human condition.
When we think of blockbusters we imagine big crowds, big dollars and international travel – a sure recipe for cancellation in a recovering COVID world. We take a look at the real costs of managing through the reshuffle.
With four accounts in the past month coming to attention, we take a look at the escalating disrespect for traditional Aboriginal lands and heritage by Australia’s resource industry – and the flawed legislation allowing it to happen.
Art making is a basic human activity that gives shape to meaning. In conditions of extreme confinement, finding meaning becomes all the more urgent.
First the bushfires and then COVID closures, we look at three arts organisations hardest hit in 2020 and what the opening up of regional travel will mean for their future survival.
How sticky is your new digital COVID programming, and will it make that secondary pivot back into your core programming post pandemic.
As international art freight has become more difficult in a COVID and climate concerned world, major local exhibitions are the new blockbusters – thinking long overdue.
Still struggling to be self-supporting after a decade, Australia’s Resale Royalties Scheme continues to be perceived as skewed and behoven to the whim of disclosure.
What does 'normal' look like in a post-COVID environment? We asked four curators to gaze into their crystal balls and offer their views on where the visual arts sector might be in 12 months’ time.
Research shows that numbers drop off when museum entry is imposed, but are there ways around it to bolster revenue?
As a trend sweeps the world, from the US to London, Brussels, Edinburgh and beyond, we ask what Australia’s colonialist sculptures mean at this juncture, and whether there is need for their removal.
Parramatta Lord Mayor makes plea: 'Don't turn your back on us', while the National Trust is disappointed as Powerhouse Museum relocation comes under scrutiny and NSW Premier scrambles for cash for COVID stimulus fund.
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Although the biennial Melbourne Art Fair, due to open in June this year, has been put on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, a taste of what is to come now has a virtual iteration.
In a first, Head On Photo Festival went online this year, delivering over 100 virtual exhibitions. So what might that look like as a virtual festival?
Marking Time presents a multifaceted digital exhibition that explores a diverse range of Indigenous artworks from the NGV collection.
Was it the First Nations biennale we needed? We take a look at how this exhibition forces viewers to navigate our contemporary world in unexpected ways, with the pummel of yesteryear politics.
A parade celebrating famously subversive art becomes a parody of subversion.
This is a brave exhibition on many levels. It feels like a slow dance between veiled narratives and the raw and revealed – a chance to navigate the monsters of our contemporary stages, and if lucky, find empathy through the journey.
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