“Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make” by Daniel Agdag

Daniel Agdag, a Melbourne based artist and filmmaker, is presenting his first solo show, “Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make” at Off the Kerb in Melbourne. A playful nod to his short career as an animator, “Sets for a film…” presents a meticulous industrial… Read More

Literature vs. Traffic Installation by Luzinterruptus

In occasion of the Light in Winter festival, the Madrid-based collective Luzinterruptus ventured to Melbourne to create a ‘river of books.’ Each of the 10,000 books were illuminated by small lights, creating a ‘a cozy, human intimate space which encouraged reading and tranquility.’ The books were donated by… Read More

Five Decades of Aboriginal Art

A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary art-making practices among Australia’s Indigenous peoples, drawn from one of the world’s largest private collections of Aboriginal art, opened last week at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal… Read More

Artists turn old prosthetic limbs into artworks

“Prosthetics can change the life of an amputee. But when an old limb no longer fits or just gets worn out, it can be hard to part ways with an item that offered the liberating chance to jump, dance or simply walk. Priscilla Sutton has… Read More

Australian Arts Funding Review May Cause Shockwaves

The authors of the promised Australia Council review have presented their findings to federal Arts Minister Simon Crean and it looks like the art community in Down Under should be very worried about the corporatisation of the council. “If put into effect, the fallout will… Read More

20th Century Australian Art

The National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Australian art reflects its unique national responsibility to present the story of visual art in Australia. The collection includes works of consistently high quality and outstanding aesthetic merit — works by artists from all Australian states and territories… Read More

This is Sydney in real-time NOW

Sydney-now is a highly addictive real-time visualization tool displaying all the photos as they happen within Sydney, Australia on Instagram. So far, 12707 photos have been seen and 660 photos have been clicked through Sydney-now, by a total of 1440 people. These people normally spend… Read More

Bluethumb – Shopping for Australian art online

Bluethumb is giving young Australian artists a chance to show their work to the world. A desire to showcase creative and original works of Australian art, minus the hefty price tag, was the catalyst for the creation of online gallery Bluethumb. For George Hartley, 29,… Read More

“Harvie Krumpet” & “Mary and Max” by Adam Elliot

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them…..and then there are others” Winner of the 2004 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, Harvie Krumpet is the biography of an ordinary man seemingly cursed with bad luck. From being born with… Read More

Contemporary Indigenous sculptures at National Museum of Australia

A major exhibition of contemporary sculptures by established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists opened at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra and will be on display until 14 October 2012. Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, which features the work of 33 established… Read More