Installation view of Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 17 November 2017 – 12 March 2018.
Photo: Tom Ross © Tom Ross
The paintings in Del Kathryn Barton's new show at NGV Australia are visually stunning and painstakingly executed. But the women depicted are often de-personalised objects or headless cauldrons of destructive passion.
Detail from Divide 2011 by Sam Jinks. Mixed media, 86 x 60 cm,
collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
The quest to create a robot that is indistinguishable from humans has become all-consuming for some scientists, engineers and technicians. The consequences could be both beneficial and catastrophic.
Chris Levine’s iy_project at Hobart’s Dark Mofo.
Dark Mofo/Lusy Productions, 2017 Image Courtesy Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Hobart's Dark Mofo deals with plenty of challenging subjects but seeing it with a child can highlight the wonder of intuitively experiencing art.
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins’ Field Lines at Dark Mofo at the Museum of Old and New Art.
Many great artists died in 2016: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Paul Cox, Shirley Hazzard. It was a year of creative foment and as always, intense debate about the importance of the arts to a thriving, democratic society.
Paul Nash, Battle of Germany, 1944. Imperial War Museum, London © Tate
The job of a war artist probably seems, to many, a curious calling. Here's why Paul Nash and I were both drawn to the front line.
Jackson Pollock, Blue poles, 1952.
© The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
This quintessential modern art movement couldn't have gained precedence without the work of critics – and the Cold War.
Ever wanted to perform a miracle? Now's your chance.
Bhupen Khakhar, You Can’t Please All (segment), 1981.
© Bhupen Khakhar
Indian artists such as Bhupen Khakhar may be gaining international acclaim, but more is needed to help build and maintain a strong infrastructure for artists at home.
Tableaux Vivants Devonport c. 1892-1893.
Wilson Centre for Photography
Sentimental, high-class illustrators – or a revolution in British art?
Artworks by deceased South African artist Helen Martins. The cultural and creative industries are key for social and economic development.
South Africa is increasingly beginning to focus on the potential role cultural and creative industries can play in job creation and economic growth.
Infrastruktur, Nicole Wermers, 2015 at Tramway in Glasgow.
Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Shortlisted for the Turner in 1997, Christine Borland discusses the suffocating nature of the prize and its shortsighted attempts to branch out.
Ai Weiwei, Coloured Vases, 2006. Neolithic vases (5000-3000 BC) with industrial paint, dimensions variable.
© Ai Weiwei
What you should know about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
John Hamilton Mortimer, Death on a Pale Horse, 1775.
We have reached a point where apocalyptic vocabulary litters writing – but the end of the world has always populated paintings, and betrays a lot about contemporary concerns.
The selfie that (according to Jonathan Jones) would ‘turn Titian on’.
If Kim Kardashian is being peddled to us as both art and feminism, we – and she – are in really dire straits.
Log Dog fits well within Aleks Danko’s body of radical – but fun – art.
Image courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
'Objects are to be punned into symbols. Words can be dissected and distorted to change or multiply their meanings.' Welcome to Aleks Danko's radical – and fun – body of work, on show at the VCA.
Works from the Hermitage Museum, the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, are on show in Melbourne.
Photo: Pavel Demidov. Images courtesy of NGV.
The selection of masterpieces from the Hermitage in Russia, currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, can be summed up by a single word: spectacular.
Artists and satirists have long played around with currency. With fiscal uncertainty only on the up, artsy cash is becoming more and more prevalent.
The 2015 Wynne Prize winner is Natasha Bieniek, with Biophilia, oil on dibond.
© Natasha Bieniek. Photography courtesy of © AGNSW, Diana Panuccio.
The Wynne Prize has been notoriously male-dominated. What does this year's winning artwork by Natasha Bieniek tell us about the nature of this particular award and how we can improve it?
White painter William Gilbert Gaul’s To the End (1907-1909) uses the loyal slave trope.
Black Like Us? – a new exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art – looks at how blackness has been portrayed in American art through the years.
Every culture derives a different meaning from our common wonder at the mysteries of the universe.
AAP Image/Supplied by Natasha Hurley Walker (Murchison Widefield Array telescope in Western Australia)
The night sky is part of the shared heritage of all people on Earth. A project to bring Indigenous Australians and astrophysics together reveals our common wonder at the mysteries of the universe.