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Julie Rrap, Disclosures: A Photographic Construct (detail), 1982, installation view. Julie Rrap: Past Continuous, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2024, black and white archival prints, colour cibachrome prints, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1994. Image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia © the artist. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

‘Not just as we are, but as we have been and as we will be’: the time-warping brilliance of Australian artist Julie Rrap

In a culture that seeks to make older women invisible, Julie Rrap’s latest exhibit, Past Continuous, is a gloriously defiant statement of self.
Paul Gauguin Three Tahitians (Trois tahitiens) 1899 oil on canvas 73 × 94 cm National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Presented by Sir Alexander Maitland in memory of his wife Rosalind 1960, NG 222.

Paul Gauguin was a violent paedophile. Should the National Gallery of Australia be staging a major exhibition of his work?

Should a public art gallery exhibit his work, highlighting the fact he was a seriously flawed human being? Or is this to quietly condone domestic violence and paedophilia? I do not know the answer.
Installation view of the 2024 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® Pharaoh, a collaboration between the British Museum and the NGV, on display from June 14 – October 6 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy

Pharaoh at the NGV is the greatest exhibition of ancient Egyptian art ever seen in Australia

Many exhibitions of ancient Egyptian art have been held in Australia. Pharaoh, at the National Gallery of Victoria, is outstanding for its scope, scale and presentation.
Installation view, Mangala Bai Maravi. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Courtesy the Baiga Tribe. Artist Assistant: Amit Arjel-Sharma. Installation view, Citra Sasmita. Commissioned by UOB for Children Art Space MACAN Museum Jakarta, Indonesia 2020. Courtesy the artist and Yeo Workshop, Singapore. Photo by David James.

Sydney Biennale invites us to celebrate our collective resistance in dark times

The 24th edition of the Biennale of Sydney, titled Ten Thousand Suns, is an explosion of joy and creative energy across seven venues.

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