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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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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

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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Jon Eiseman and Anne Conron, artists in the desert and after the rain

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Partners in life and art who divide their time between Victorian and Tasmania, recently sculptor Jon Eiseman and photographer Anne Conron decided to embark on extensive travels throughout Central Australia. The journey was an experience that Eiseman says left them both “overawed with the beauty of the land”, and it has inspired a powerful new

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(The other) Nick Cave’s soundsuits turn dance into political action

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American visual artist Nick Cave returns to Sydney’s Carriageworks in November with UNTIL – the largest scale project that Carriageworks has ever presented. The work is comprised of thousands of found objects and millions of beads, giving visitors the feeling that they have stepped inside one of Nick Cave’s iconic “soundsuits”.  If you missed Cave’s HEARD-SYD at Carriageworks in 2016, read

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Yvette Coppersmith self portrait wins the 2018 Archibald Prize

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According to the Art Gallery of NSW, which today announced Yvette Coppersmith the 2018 Archibald Prize winner for her 132 x 112 cm self-portrait: “Over the past 21 years, Yvette Coppersmith has experimented widely with style and subject matter but she keeps returning to the self-portrait. ‘It allows me to work from life, with intense absorption in the

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