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Biggest investment in the arts since the Sydney Opera House, NSW Government commits $500 million to Powerhouse Ultimo, on top of the institution's move to Parramatta.
Dancer David McAllister among only five awarded this year's highest honour, with a list generally that has shifted its focus, with the highest number of women in history and a strong recognition of diversity and underrepresented.
The winners of the 2021 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs) have been announced, with Newcastle Museum taking the top prize.
Open House Melbourne and Sydney Folk Festival programs revealed; galleries and TicTok; SA Museum turns 165; Carriageworks' first regional collaboration, Hamilton's coming to Melbourne, and more arts news and events.
UK/Australia grants up for grabs, Bronwyn Bancroft named inaugural NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellow, six writers named for mentorship, plus more awards and opportunities.
As the iconic prize turns 100, a portrait of artist Guy Warren – who also turns 100 this year – has won the 2021 Archibald Prize, while an Aboriginal artist takes the Wynne Prize for the fifth consecutive year.
Premiers for WA Ballet and NORPA, Opera in Canberra, Tasmanian Aboriginal children's book, and more arts news.
21 artist and collectives revealed for APT10 - as well as region specialisations - offering a balance between the deep dive and the spectacular.
Plus a round-up of all the week's news and reviews from the world of Australian film, television and games.
Dark Mofo on hold for ticket release, Margaret River Open Studio hits new record, David Roche Museum celebrates anniversary, QSO and didgeridoo premier, plus more arts news.
112 artists vie for this year's Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes. Who will win Australia's most prestige gongs? We offer our thoughts.
Amid renewed COVID restrictions, Melbourne’s Rising Festival is a beacon of hope for restarted arts events with its organisers feeling prepared for every eventuality.
China residencies announced, The Next Chapter calling writers, Ravenswood Women Arts Prize winner, black&write! Fellowships announced, Writing NSW mentorship, plus more winners and opportunities.
The art market has come out of COVID better than first expected, with many dealers using it as a catalyst to expand, build and be bold.
South Australian artist Kate Bohunnis has won the Ramsay with a kinetic sculpture that explores the oscillation between function and dysfunction, following a year when chaos reigned.
Jenny Holtzer for RISING; Brisbane Comedy Festival announces program; Ancient Greeks come to WA Museum, and Hannah Gadsby announces national tour, and more arts news.
On the occasion of the Archibald Prize turning 100, we look at what that history means to contemporary making, drawing on a swag of exhibitions this winter season that contest and reassert the role of portraiture.
ArtsHub speaks with Aboriginal curator Hetti Perkins about the 35 artists shaping the next Indigenous Triennial and how ceremony is a timeless and everyday concept connecting all Australians.
A new exhibition and suite of programs across the Edith Cowan University and the National Art School pool thinking and experiences to create a dark space for unpacking mental health in the arts.
On the eve of his survey exhibition at the MCA – opening on Mabo Day – ArtsHub speaks with agitator and activist artist Richard Bell, on facing the truth, the future, and a wave of art that defines his past.
If the Archibald reflects who Australians value and honour, the lack of politicians as subjects among this year's finalists is another indication of the reduced standing of our political class, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.
QAGOMAs Head of Asian and Pacific Art reflects on a trajectory of change – and more recent COVID impacts – upon the gallery’s signature exhibition, the Asia Pacific Triennial, which approaches its tenth edition.
A panel of First Nations arts managers takes a look at the role of continuities and custodianship across our GLAM sector, exposing the flaws hindering change.
ArtsHub takes a look at the AMaGA discussion on leadership and transformative change for the future of museums and galleries, with a panel of experts offering pathways forward – starting with recruitment.
The City Gallery Wellington saga may be reaching a final outcome – but it's a long way from over. Arts commentator Andrew Wood takes aim at Experience Wellington.
A new book maps out the cultural aspirations and artistic accents of Australian representation at Venice Biennale, once Anglo-derived, now definitely cosmopolitan and Indigenous.
Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration? We revisit this topic for UNESCO World Art Day on 15 April.
Addressing the Sydney Institute this week, Arts Minister Paul Fletcher outlined key reasons the government funds the arts, but stepped on toes with 'clubbish' description of the arts.
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Agitator, irreverent, loud – are some of the words used to describe First Nations artist Richard Bell, who has pushed buttons and extended conversations over his 30-year career, now on show at MCA.
Hybrid creatures beguile during RISING, as Patricia Piccinini activates Flinders Street Station.
For its third edition, the Ramsay Art Prize cements its reputation for edgy materiality, while staying open to new making and technologies – a lively pulse on a generation of artists making in COVID times.
The House of Mouse takes over ACMI so we sent cartoonist Andrew Weldon along to see how it captures the imaginations of young and not-so-young.
This new feminist artwork by Brisbane-based artist Jay Younger and performer/choreographer Lisa O’Neill cleverly lures in the audience with comedy before taking a darker turn.
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