Sam Cranstoun, Utopia, The National, Carriageworks.
The ambitiously named exhibition, The National: New Australian Art, lives up to its title as a visual examination of Australia in an age of uncertainty.
Detail from Alex Seton’s A Durable Solution? - a series of memorial plaques naming the 12 men who have died under our ‘care’.
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Alex Seton's sculpture A Durable Solution? dominates the protest exhibition at the forthcoming ALP national conference. He has also created an official memorial to Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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.
Paul Signac, ‘Leaving the Port of Marseille’ 1906/7 oil on canvas, 46 x 55.2 cm, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Inv GE 6524.
Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin.
In the early 20th century, two families of collectors brought the best of modern French art to Russia. Many of their paintings - including works by Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne - can now be seen in Sydney.
Geoffrey Rush as Basil Hunter on a ferry near Luna Park Sydney in Fred Schepsi’s The Eye of the Storm (2011).
A marvellous exhibition of Australian film stills, now showing in Adelaide, offers a form of visual ethnography.
Detail from Father of the Innocents, from the series, Mandela A Life’s Journey, by John Meyer.
The desire to eulogise, as often appears to be the case in this exhibition, does not allow space for questions that might allow for a fuller explication of the nature of Mandela’s legacy and its relevance beyond South Africa.
Installation view of Kelly Doley’s Things Learnt About Feminism #1–95 2014: a Day-Glo wall of wisdoms, homilies and histories.
Collection: Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, University of Western Australia Photograph: Robert Frith - Acorn Studios
A collaborative Melbourne exhibition traces the concerns of women since the 1970s.
Sabbia Gallery - Alison Milyika Carroll working on a pot at Ernabella Arts ceramic studio, 2017.
Photo Ernabella Arts, Courtesy of Sabbia Gallery
Clay Stories, a travelling exhibition, showcases ceramic art from Indigenous artists across the country. It is a triumphant display of specific stories and Dreamings, standing against cultural and political amnesia.
Detail from NigeI Milsom (Australia, 1975–), Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird), 2014–15 oil on linen, 230 x 194 cm.
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and yuill|crowley, Sydney. Photo: Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Ecstasy of St Teresa is the point of departure for a new exhibition examining ecstasy in all its guises, from the sexual to the spiritual to the banal.
Detail from Jenny Watson’s The Pretty Face of Domesticity, 2014, oil and synthetic polymer paint on velvet striped shantung.
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Transit, Mechelen ©the artist
A major exhibition of Jenny Watson's work at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art spans 40 years in the creative life of a rule-breaking Australian artist.
A close up from Michael Jensen’s Pintupi and Anmatyerr artists in Men’s Painting Room (circa August 1972).
The Men's Painting Room - a Nissen hut in the government settlement of Papunya - is Australian art's most important atelier. A new form of creative expression happened here.
Wallace and Gromit were first introduced in the 1989 film A Grand Day Out.
Aardman studios has produced some of the most-recognised animated characters of the past three decades, including Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. A new exhibit at ACMI brings their creative process to life.
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The Victorians had some interesting solutions to the problem of telling children where our stuff comes from.
Installation view Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time.
Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017
The Art Gallery of South Australia has created something special with Versus Rodin. Works by 65 contemporary artists, surrounded by the gallery's Rodin collection, take on a wonderful glow.
The future’s so bright …
When technologies let us down, they tend to be forgotten. There's a very good reason why this should be resisted.
A ceramic vase repaired by Guy Keulemans using photoluminescent pigment.
We tend to throw away broken things, but the Japanese art of kintsugi – repairing broken ceramics with gold and silver – can give us a different perspective on waste.
James Brown fans Bamako.
Utopianism is a neglected prism through which to view Africa. It is the space where the intricacies of decolonisation and independence can be properly comprehended.