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Format Framing x The Thousands photo comp

There are some moments that are way too good to be scrolled away from. That's why the fine art giclee printers and framers at Format Framing have started...

An interview with Anna Kristensen

Anna Kristensen is an artist from Sydney who has always pressed audiences to recalibrate their perspectives around painting. Working primarily with oil paint...

'Trace' exhibition

Trace is an exhibition designed to take the work of some of Australia's most prominent artists from the cool removal of the art gallery to the streets of...

Guy Maestri, 'Black Gold'

Are we ready, as a country, to leave cultural cringe behind? Is Australia finally 'good enough' to make Real Art about? Are we really still having th...

A picture says some words, with Dick Diver's Steph H...

Dick Diver's third album Melbourne, Florida is out early next month. The honest, haphazard narratives and spot-on lyrical detail are still in tact (when&...

Beers In The Sun

Beers In The Sun is a project by Sydney-based illustrator Barry Patenaude. One of his Instagram followers will suggest an international or local tinnie for h...

Katherine Sabbath reviews her favourite portrait in ...

American artist Chuck Close is known for his epic-scale photorealist portraits of pop culture personalities like Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Roy Lichtenstein and Ob...

'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion' at GOMA

You need not look past their bento boxes to realise that the Japanese have a natural eye for design. How am I meant to put this in my mouth? IT'S A BEAR ...

Stuart Ringholt, 'Kraft'

You may have heard of a nude disco that's been threatening to take over the IMA, but now you're going to stop hearing about it and start doing it. Me...

Sam Fullbrook, 'Delicate Beauty'

If you walk through the permanent Australian art exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery to its end, there is a little gem of an exhibition space. Despite i...

'Virtually Yours' at Fallow

Upstairs boutique Fallow has always been a little secretive, managing an impeccably-curated collection of garments and accessories only available to those wh...

Rhys Lee, 'Recent works'

Rhys Lee has been a finalist for both the Archibald Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, but (I think we can agree) his crowning achievement is ...

Seven With Another Retrospective

A project with staggering scope and incredible outcomes, Seven With Another has been partnering disparate individuals since 2010. Q: Solve for X - over three...

Gapuwiyak Calling

With the 2008 introduction of the 3G network across remote Australia, communities and generations separated by time and distance were suddenly connected thro...

Cimarrón

As much as we try to beat it back with development, the wild resists the human animal's attempts to colonise it with culture. Performer Sally Lewry wants...

‘Presence/absence’ Group Exhibition

How do you gauge ‘presence’ these days? Is it getting a ‘Like’ on your Facebook status? Is it something to do with Instagram? Is it all just shouting into th...

Boxcopy Weekender: Earth, Wind and Fire

Maybe these days a suggestive Facebook post or poetic text message have replaced the Hallmark card or bunch of roses. But who says you can’t have your modern...

Mikala Dwyer and Dane Mitchell at DM ARI

Some call it hocus pocus, others call it meticulous construction; snatching back meaning from a preconceived notions of objecthood (did a urinal really oblit...

Courtney Coombs and Brooke Ferguson, 'Highflying'

What now? Courtney Coombs has posed this question for her audience before. Now we’re the ones waiting for an answer as Coombs join forces with Brooke Ferguso...

Mitch Donaldson and Ali Bezar, 'Dark Matter'

This may not be the Cash kind of darkness, nor is the kind of darkness that you thought existed out there in the Universe, but Mitch Donaldson and Ali Bezer&...

Danie Mellor, 'Exotic Lies, Sacred Ties'

'Exotic Lies, Sacred Ties' is an ambitious exhibition of Danie Mellor's work, put together by the UQ Art Museum who are staging a survey of the a...

The Hold's Christmas Show

The Hold Artspace have straight up killed it this year - a debut run of highly polished, thoughtful and fun shows which are a credit to the gallery and the t...

Fresh Cut Part Two

Imagine you're in a gallery. You pull a sly one and retreat the the shadows like a real coy bugger and have a secret rendezvous with “wall”. ...

A River Without Banks

As the earliest record we have of visual art, drawing is a pretty foundational medium in art-making. Seems simple enough: pencil, paper, hand, or some variat...

Fake Estate's 'Don't Look So Offended'

Provocation seems like the logical approach for a new art project called 'Fake Estate'. Don't let those single quotation marks imply insincerity ...

Cai Guo-Qiang, 'Falling Back to Earth'

Imagine the Brisbane River c1996, air thick with humidity as it always is when it isn't winter (and around the time of the Asia Pacific Triennial) - a do...

Rinse and Repeat - Anastasia Booth, Kiah Reading and...

Prepare to get wet and wild, for this is the final event in a three-part exhibition curated by Laura Brown, the first two iterations of which were held earli...

Leena Riethmuller, 'More Human'

You know those unique friendships you have with some people? The kind of relationship in which you routinely collect your hair, nails, and skin and place the...