The devastation of bushfires gives way to the hope of new life – usually.
William Strutt, Black Thursday, 1864. Via State Library of Victoria.
Bushfires are an integral part of the Australian landscape and psyche. These awesome forces are part of the cycle of renewal, but how can art help us come to terms with increasingly destructive fires?
Image courtesy Frederick Warne & Co / the V&A Museum
What can we expect from this newly discovered manuscript from a much-beloved author?
Aristarkh Chernyshev, Loading, 2007.
Time travelling back into internet art of the past, the contrast between today's paranoia and banality and the early optimism that initially greeted it is striking.
That traditional monolith of culture, the museum, has begun to embrace the digital world. As a series of projects reveal, the possibilities are endless.
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in 2013, wrote stories that offer students from all disciplines valuable insights about the world they want to fix one day.
Students of the social and political sciences can benefit enormously from being taught literature, short stories and watching artistic feature films.
Something seems to be missing in the Australian art world.
French Street theatre company performing at the Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival - Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Diversity is a vital part of a thriving art sector, yet only 8% of professional Australian artists come from a non-English speaking background. How can we beat "diversity fatigue"?
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.
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The icon has left so much of himself in popular culture, art and fashion.
What effect might AI have on an activity like art-making?
The field of computational creativity examines the mechanisms by which technology can perform creative tasks, particularly in the arts. How can software create works of beauty, value and meaning?
Jesus, Stained Glass Detail Of The Church St Etienne Fecamp, Normandy, France.
We all know his name, but the face of Christ remains frustratingly elusive ... doesn't it?
Come Hell or High Water, Michael Pinsky, 2006.
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Artwork – from knitting birds and amateur science to listening to the trees – might empower us to remake climate science from below.
LaBeouf Rönkkö and Turner, Day 2 of #TOUCHMYSOUL.
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Shia LaBeouf's latest artistic performance interrogates celebrity, online community and the endless search for ‘true connection’.
Art demonstrated it still has the power to inspire, and maybe even change the world.
A man carries a self-portrait painted by Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran. Beawiharta
There are as many ways to summarise a "year in art" as there are eyes to look at art with. Art had some shining – and not-so-shining – moments in 2015.
William Kentridge art exhibition in Beijing. Kentridge is one South African artist who has made commercial success worldwide.
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South Africa's art market has seen substantial growth in the past few years. But investing in art remains risky and produces limited returns.
Two new monster movies are to be released this week in the lead-up to Christmas, and each sports a very different kind of beast.
General relativity isn’t only a powerfully descriptive theory, but there’s a beauty in its elegance.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
The exhibition includes the kind of art not held in any Australian collection.
Sir Edwin Landseer, Rent-day in the wilderness, 1868. Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland
Anyone who has even a passing interest in art exhibitions or how culture can define a country should allocate a good few hours to contemplating these riches from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Anita Hustas performing in Melbourne.
Music is ubiquitous in our lives, but where are the spaces for boundary-pushing experimentation?
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Trace fiber from Freud’s couch under crossed polars with Quartz wedge compensator (#1), 2015, unique jacquard woven tapestry, 2.9m x 2m.
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In the middle of a rose garden, on a leafy road in northwest London, nestles the Freud Museum – though the petals, in October, are tumbling. The house, at 20 Maresfield Gardens, is the proud bearer of…
Infrastruktur, Nicole Wermers, 2015 at Tramway in Glasgow.
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Shortlisted for the Turner in 1997, Christine Borland discusses the suffocating nature of the prize and its shortsighted attempts to branch out.