Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran’s gut-wrenching debut exhibition opens

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The title for the first major exhibition of art works by Myuran Sukumaran, Another Day in Paradise, came directly from the executed drug smuggler himself. Those words appeared in a subject line of an email sent to artist and Sukumaran’s mentor Ben Quilty, following a particularly violent riot at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison. For the last four years

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The Man Who Goes To Much

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News & Commentary, Screen, Stage, Visual Arts |

For 11 years now there has been a distinctive presence at the opening of shows and exhibitions in Melbourne. He’s quiet, polite and unassuming, and in profile he cuts a figure almost exactly like Alfred Hitchcock’s. Clive Scott, 62, (above) makes cameo appearances across Melbourne about four nights a week but he’s not a performance

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The National: Sydney’s major new biennial reveals 2017 line-up

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The Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks have this morning announced 49 artists who will be presenting work for the inaugural The National: New Australian Art.  The single curated program will be held across the three venues from March 30, 2017. It will be the city’s largest exhibition focused on contemporary

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Driving in the dark — watch artist William Mackinnon on ‘psychological landscapes’

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Melbourne artist William Mackinnon, who has a new exhibition of works at Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane from November 19 until December 15, has been showing his work since 2002. Since then, he has quickly built a reputation at home and abroad for his darkly mysterious and slightly unsettling images of moments caught beyond the urban fringes. Roads, bridges, lonely beach shacks and caravans brood

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