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Daily Review mightily appreciates the kindness of strangers

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Daily Review launched a reader support campaign last November in the hope that this temporary measure would get us through some tough times as advertisers increasingly put their funds into Google, Facebook and their own marketing websites. But alas, asking readers for support is the new normal. In the last six months things have got tough for huge media organisations like Fairfax

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GALLERY: Archibald finalists 2017 and Packing Room Prize revealed

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The 43 finalists for the 2017 Archibald Prize were revealed today, selected from more 822 entries. The portraits competing for the $100,000 prize have diverse subjects, including artists, actors and musicians. Artists make up the majority of the subjects, with 25 sitters from the arts world, including John Olsen, Richard Bell and Janet Dawson. There are two

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NGV’s Brave New World exhibition is a Demon Machine

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Brave New World: Australia 1930s opening today at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Federation Square space in Melbourne looks at Australian art in the 1930s and the influences of the expansion of the cities, female emancipation, beach culture, art deco, modernism, ‘the machine age’, consumerism, communism and the ideal of the perfect human form – but not in that

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Daily Review receives Walkley nomination for inaugural Arts Journalism Award

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

John Kelly’s article for Daily Review, Roslyn Oxley9 gallery and its 33 year winning streak of artists at the Venice Biennale, is one of three finalists for the inaugural Walkley Award for Arts Journalism. Artist John Kelly’s article looked closely at the selection process for artists for Australia’s Venice Biennale pavilion and stirred plenty of debate within the

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The Arts Apothecary by Jill Rivers: book excerpt

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Jill Rivers, a writer and arts advocate, has just self-published The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing which provides a guide to how engagement with the arts can improve our mental and physical health. Read Rivers’ motivation for writing the book here and an edited extract of Chapter One follows below. ***

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Film critic Luke Buckmaster on the crisis in arts criticism and journalism

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The crisis in Australian arts criticism and arts journalism isn’t next month, or next year. It’s now. On this topic the following comment comes to my mind, published on Facebook in response to a recent article I wrote about television content quotas: “When the economic rationalists came for our automotive industry, many Australians didn’t believe

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Chips Mackinolty in Palermo does Dolce and Gabbana

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Fashion label Dolce and Gabbana have just released a new “Palermo Collection” (pictured above). However the journalist and artist Chips Mackinolty, formerly of Darwin and now resident of Palermo in Sicily where the collection was launched at the weekend, has responded with what could be regarded as an act of flagrant cultural appropriation. But as Palermo Today reports,

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The proof that the arts can improve health and well-being

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Jill Rivers, a writer and arts advocate, has just self-published The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing which provides a guide to how engagement with the arts can improve our mental and physical health. We asked Rivers about the motivation for writing the book. (Daily Review will publish two chapters from the The Arts

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