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Arthur Streeton The vanishing forest 1934, oil on canvas, 122.5 x 122.5 cm. On loan to the Art Gallery of Ballarat from the Estate of Margery Pierce

Streeton: an optimistic celebration of the golden boy of Australian art

A major new exhibition presents a nuanced view of Arthur Streeton who, in his lifetime, was praised as being the artist 'who has shown us our land as no one else has done'.
Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill), Writing in the sand, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 250 x 250 cm © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins Sitter: Dujuan Hoosen - documentary star ('In my blood it runs')

‘The most refreshing Archibald exhibition I can remember’: the 2020 portrait prize finalists

Most years, the Archibald exhibition is worth viewing as an amusing exercise in social history. This year it is worth seeing for the art.
Kaldor Public Art Project 3: Gilbert & George. The Singing Sculpture, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 – 21 August 1973 Copyright: Gilbert & George Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales

The heady sense of being at the heart of public art: 50 years of the Kaldor Foundation

Fifty years after Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the NSW coast at Little Bay, the Art Gallery of NSW celebrates the long term consequences of John Kaldor's creative philanthropy.
Song dynasty 960–1279 Feng Dayou (active mid 12th century) ‘Taiye lotus pond’, album leaf, colours on silk. 23.8 x 25.1 cm. National Palace Museum, Taipei Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei

Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art is an exercise in spectacle

The first major loan to Australia from a repository of canonical art works of Chinese culture deserves to be seen by all those interested in Chinese art.

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