Bombarding people with scientific information has little effect. Something else is needed to jolt us out of our current climate trajectory.
Detail from Witchetty Grub Dreaming, Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis, Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu.
Courtesy of the artist
A new exhibition pairs paintings by Indigenous Australian artists with microscopic images captured by scientists. The parallels, as this gallery of pictures shows, are intriguing.
‘Psychedelic,’ an image created by the algorithm AICAN.
An algorithm named AICAN has been 'taught' the entire canon of Western art history – and now produces, titles and sells works of its own.
Mario Klingemann’s ‘Neural Glitch Portrait 153552770’ was created using a generative adversarial network.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
Would you buy a painting created by artificial intelligence?
It might look like an unfinished piece but it's the work of artificial intelligence, the first artwork of its kind to be sold at auction.
Art with a wow factor.
Was it a marketing stunt or a critique of the market itself?
A bioengineer collaborates with artists, clinicians and patients to come up with an art exhibition with heart.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world's knowledge base.
Infrared and visible light satellite data is recoloured to produce striking images of Australia.
The Open Air project features satellite data interpreted and coloured to produce beautiful, surreal images of Australian landforms.
Moliere Dimanche would use anything he could scrounge up – pieces of folders, the back of commissary forms, old letters – as canvases.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
Sidney Nolan’s Steve Hart dressed as a girl 1947 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 enamel paint on composition board 90.60 x 121.10 cm.
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia
As a bushranger in the Kelly gang, Steve Hart took to dressing as a woman and riding side-saddle to avoid detection. Sidney Nolan's painting captures Hart's adolescent cockiness, bravery, and foolhardy bluster.
Translating the signals.
Science and art meet on the 'big screen' – turning data into visuals at the Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank.
Peter Thomas of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (left), Marcel Dionne of Roarockit (centre) and Jaimie Isaac, curator for Indigenous/Contemporary at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (right), are seen building a skateboard using a do-it-yourself kit in this 2017 photo. Art and design schools should reward those who actually build and create more than they do design theorists.
Even as our world goes digital, there will always be an appetite for craftsmanship, for art and for the work only human hands can truly bring to life. Art and design schools should celebrate creators.
A scene from the best-selling ‘Red: A Haida Manga,’ a revenge story.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
The "Haida manga" by Indigenous artist Yahgulanaas opens a graphic dialogue between the different cultures of the Pacific Northwest and East Asia.
Suzani (embroidered textile hanging) Bukhara, Uzbekistan late 19th century.
Vatican Anima Mundi Museum Inv 112536
National Museum of Australia
Despite the beauty and novelty of the objects in the NMA's new exhibition of Islamic art, the exhibition misses opportunities to make Islamic cultures comprehensible.
Close up of the wheel in Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel, 1951 (third version, after lost original of 1913) Metal wheel mounted on painted wood stool.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
In his Bicycle Wheel, Duchamp made the perfect kinetic Futurist sculpture.
Jon McNauhgton’s 2017 painting ‘You Are Not Forgotten.’
McNaughton's works elicit giddy mockery from the left and effusive love from the right. Why do they resonate so strongly?
Architect Frank Gehry’s computer-designed, hand made staircase at University of Technology Sydney.
The art and design industry in Australia is demanding 'mass customisation' of works of art. Robots may be the answer – and they're creating jobs already.
It’s been argued the Impressionists were short sighted.
The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, Camille Pissarro/Wikimedia Commons
Disease and disorders can affect how we see. Can the images in painted artworks tell us something about the state of an artist's vision?
Roseanne Barr’s eponymous show was cancelled because of a racist tweet.
ABC's cancellation of the hit reboot Roseanne because of its star's racist tweet raises complex questions about freedom of speech and the line between public and private selves in the age of social media.