Hollywood Saint – Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition review (Canberra)

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In its first major exhibition in over ten years, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra shines the spotlight on one of Western Australia’s brightest stars with the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures. Produced in collaboration with Western Australian Museum, it sweeps through Ledger’s career – it includes items from his high

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Fred and Mary Schepisi bring artists together for a cause

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Charity: not so sweet when you’re an artist who spends a fair whack of your working year fielding requests from fundraisers to donate work. Even the most generous artist can be forgiven for greeting yet another charity auction pitch with the enthusiasm typically reserved for door-to-door doom merchants or solar-panel telemarketers. That’s something painter Mary

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Picasso, art and #metoo

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Hannah Gadsby excoriated Picasso in her viral Netflix Nanette show: as a misogynist and child abuser (P was 46 when he got with 17-y-o Marie-Therese Walter) his work is disqualified from being celebrated; “genius” is no excuse. A male and institutional blind eye is turned for his (and their) benefit. The excellent Hermitage show at the

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Rick Amor’s beguiling The Tent at Niagara Galleries Melbourne

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Exhibitions, Reviews, Visual Arts |

Pictures, paintings and art: in contemporary practice these often do not overlap. Rick Amor is one of Australia’s premier painters of pictures: a traditional skills-based realist, with expressionist and surrealist tendencies. His exhibition of recent work includes the memorable painting The Tent. An elephant stands to one side of a big top, which is not

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The bling and kerching at Sydney Contemporary this weekend

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The fourth, and now annual, Sydney Contemporary 2018 officially opened last night and seems to have firmly cemented itself as Australia’s pre-eminent art fair following the scale down of Melbourne’s Art Fair which has been running since the late 1980s. The giant art sale at Sydney’s Carriageworks in Redfern which runs until Sunday actually kicked

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