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Nic Ojae ' A Colourful Order'

North Korea only seems to make the news when it's launching suspicious long-range rockets and generally making everyone nervous. These news stories are a...

Grant Gronewold 'No Visitors'

I first noticed Grant Gronwold's art on the back cover of Simon Hanselmann's Life Zone. Life Zone may be a comic about a bored witch, owl, werewolf a...

Off the Kerb Gallery group show, opening

Off the Kerb are hosting a new group exhibition that might send you down the rabbit hole. In the front gallery Erin Greer assets that 'We Need a Myth'...

'Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are' opens at Col...

'Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are'. As far as we're concerned this show gets by on name alone already. It's the first exhibition to be h...

Interval presents 'Between a Thought and a Feeling'

We're inscribing images with voices all the time (even more-so these days since they upgraded the emojis). But what's gained and lost in these transa...

Andy Warhol x Ai Weiwei ticket give away

Over 70,000 people have visited the Andy Warhol x Ai Weiwei exhibition already. Dissidence has never been more popular. And for good reason. It really is a w...

Micheal Thomas ‘Night Works’

If it’s true photographers “paint with light” then darkness has got to like the oversized brush with stiff bristles. Which makes Michael Thomas&#...

You will always be wanted by me

Of the 200-400 billion stars in our galaxy, only 9096 are visible to us at night. In the depths of a vault in a mountainside in Switzerland lays a cosmos o...

Final weeks of the Pierre Huyghe retrospective

It makes perfect sense they're showing the work of French contemporary artist Pierre Huyghe at The Tarrawarra Museum of Art. To get there most visitors ...

Turns out all art history lessons should be narrated...

If you've been walking down Flinders Lane since Saturday you'd have noticed some surfaces swimming with images that aren't necessarily grabbing a...

An occasionally unnerving video art playlist from He...

How were your dreams last night? Were they benign? Do you even remember what happened? Wouldn't it be much more fun if, in your dream, you witnessed a ma...

Matt Prest 'Running Up a Skyscraper'

On Sunday we piled into to car and fanged it up the Calder Freeway to see some art at the Goodyear Thunderdome. In the '90s The Thunderdome was the turbo...

Experiencing Marina Abramović: In Residence

Many people pray at the altar of Marina. One of the most influential artists of our time, she is an icon of performance and audience interactivity. So gleami...

A quick chat with Stephen Baker

It takes talent to twist basic shapes and colours into emotive scenarios. Artist and graphic designer Stephen Baker has that talent. The man responsible for ...

Natalie Abbott 'Tempting Failure' / Nick Huggins 'De...

Let's all give each other and ourselves a break shall we? Let's celebrate failure and imperfection. We probably won't ever measure up to our prec...

Out with the old, in with the NEW15 at ACCA

Hi pal, it’s me, Kenny Pittock, yes that’s right, the Kenny Pittock; the famous artist who did those creepy drawings of people on the train in the NEW14 exhi...

Seth Searle's Pet Portraits

This is Mini Moon Rabbit, she hangs out in the office either sunning herself on her cushion, pawing around our feet for a cuddle or guarding us from the leop...

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...

Justene Williams, 'The Curtain Breathed Deeply'

Sydney artist Justene Williams is known for creating set-sized collages that are so complex and vibrant they pretty much break your mind. For her latest solo...

Lou Hubbard, 'Dead Still Standing'

Lou Hubbard is an expert at giving readymade objects a new purpose. For Melbourne Now in 2013 she took eyeballs that she'd discovered in a Barcelona Happ...

A YouTube playlist by Johann Rashid

Artist Johann Rashid has worked on some great clips and one feature film (which we still haven't seen because we can't get our VHS player to work). H...

Typography Summer School

Artists go to Goldsmiths or the Royal Academy, lawyers get all Ivy League, typographers? They take short courses at Fraser Muggeridge's Typography Summer...

Open call for Bloom Publishing's first submission-ba...

The smart legends over at Bloom Publishing are holding their first ever submission-based photography exhibition, '35ppm'. Anyone anywhere is able to...

Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence

Last week, my Mum gave me a pair of Mambo board shorts that she'd bought at the Salvos. I said “Thanks Mum but I'm never gonna wear these&rdquo...

'Re-issue' design poster exhibition and online store...

Sometimes designer Stuart Hall works out of our office. Those days are happy days. What inspirational shoe and sock combination will he be wearing? What inap...

Monica's Gallery, 'The Artist Interprets Highpoint'

Ahhh the day glow and DayGlo of shopping centre food courts. The particularly panopticon-like food court at Highpoint. The way you read people within said fo...