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Barbara Hanrahan, Dog of darkness, 1978, hand-coloured etching with plate-tone, colour inks on paper, 35.5 x 25.3 cm, Private collection, Adelaide. © the Estate of the artist, courtesy Susan Sideris 2020

Barbara Hanrahan: an Australian feminist artist you need to know

A new exhibition at Flinders University Art Gallery highlights Barbara Hanrahan’s sensory spirit, celebrating nature and unbinding social constriction.
Dušan Marek, born Bítouchov, Czechoslovakia 1926, died Adelaide 1993. Analysis of Substance, 1952, Kings Cross, Sydney. Oil on canvas, 36.5 x 88.2 cm. Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Surrealists at Sea: Dušan and Voitre Marek finally receive their place in the pantheon of Australian surrealism

Australian surrealism has long been understood as if it was imported from Paris. This new exhibition places two Czech-Australian émigrés at the heart of the movement.
Fiona Hall ‘EXODUST’, 2021, burnt tree, rope, iron bell, LED lighting, eucalyptus sapling, birds’ nests, water-based oil. on burnt book, water-based oil on burnt fabric, installation dimensions variable Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney © the artist Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins

Despair and hope; anger and optimism: The National 2021 highlights care in Australian art

This third, and possibly final, biennial shows artists are deeply embedded in the politics of today.

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