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


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

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


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’

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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