The art of war is both haunting and hopeful

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“An extraordinary quilt of terror and strangeness” is how writer Richard Flanagan describes Ben Quilty’s artwork made from life jackets worn by desperate Syrian asylum seekers seeking refuge in Europe. The colourful yet ominous wall “paintings” appear in stark contrast to a collection of elaborate white wedding gowns made by a young refugee which are also

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David Hockney opens his old and new-tech show at Melbourne’s NGV

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Yorkshire-born artist David Hockney opened his solo exhibition David Hockney: Current at the National Gallery of Victoria this morning. The 79 year old artist, best known for his images of sybaritic Los Angeles where he lives, is showing more than 1200 paintings, videos, photographs and prints, many of them new. Hockney has created new work on his

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Razer reviews budding photographer Lisa Wilkinson and her ‘Women of influence’

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On Friday evening in Melbourne, popular broadcast journalist Lisa Wilkinson unveiled her debut exhibition of portrait photographs at a splendid event catered to a Spring Carnival standard, and, no, I don’t know why in fuck I was invited, either. Still. Life would be very little if we did not exploit its administrative oversights, and so

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Viktor and Rolf fashion artists dress Melbourne

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Dutch duo Viktor&Rolf are the fashion world’s answer to Gilbert and George, which might be the reason you”ll find 40 of their haute couture garments dramatically displayed inside the National Gallery of Victoria from today. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have been in Melbourne this week for the opening of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists (on show until February 26),

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A massive Banksy exhibition is coming to the streets of Australia (sort of)

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If you want to see the work of anonymous street artist Banksy, you usually have to go around the world, hunting down his pieces. It mightn’t be entirely in keeping with the subversive spirit of Banksy’s politically-charged work, but an innovative new exhibition will show some of his most famous pieces in Melbourne, conveniently all located in

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Win tickets to Augie March (and Degas: A New Vision) at the NGV

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To complement the 2016 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas: A New Vision, the National Gallery of Victoria stays open late with Friday Nights at NGV. Running over thirteen weeks from 24 June to 16 September, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, music, short talks, food and bars, and performances by local and international acts. This winter, rock,

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Win tickets to see Mick Harvey (and Degas: A New Vision) at the NGV

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To complement the 2016 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas: A New Vision, the National Gallery of Victoria stays open late with Friday Nights at NGV. Running over thirteen weeks from 24 June to 16 September, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, music, short talks, food and bars, and performances by local and international acts. This winter, rock,

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