Melbourne to host the first major Australian exhibition of the influential and popular Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

The great wave off Kanagawa – It is perhaps the best known and most recognisable piece of Japanese art. It has adorned walls, notebooks and computer desktops the world over, and now Australian art enthusiasts get to witness it, alongside other works by its creator, in the flesh at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria this July.... Read More | Share it now!

First 21 artists announced for the 21st Biennale of Sydney taking place in 2018

Today the curators of the 21st Biennale of Sydney have announced the first group of 21 artists who will take part in the 21st instalment of the leading contemporary art event in the Asia-Pacific region. The 21st Biennale of Sydney will be presented across 12 weeks in 2018, from Friday 16th March until Monday 11th June, at multiple locations across the city. The 2018 edition will also see the Biennale celebrating their 45th anniversary.... Read More | Share it now!

Emily Floyd shares 10th solo exhibition, Icelandic Puffins, at the Anna Schwartz Gallery

Melbourne’s Anna Scwartz Gallery is hosting the impressive 10th solo exhibition by local artist and sculptor, Emily Floyd. The exhibition, entitled Icelandic Puffins, opens on April 8th and runs until May 13th, showcases Floyd’s technique for hand carving – the individual puffins come next to Icelandic text identifying members of the financial elite.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s Yhonnie Scarce wins $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize

The Art Gallery of Ballarat hosted the Guirguis New Art Prize award ceremony recently, with Melbourne’s Yhonnie Scarce taking home the $20,000 prize for her work, The More Bones the Better. The installation, made up of six medical beakers, hand blown glass and tubing, the work has been described as haunting and delicate, a culmination of her research into the colonization of Australia.... Read More | Share it now!

Arts Review: Adman: Warhol before pop shows a different side to the influential artist

For most people the iconic artist, Andy Warhol is synonymous with the colourful pop art of Campbell’s soup cans, portraits of Marilyn Monroe and the record sleeves from The Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones. What some people may not realise is that Andy Warhol was an accomplished commercial illustrator and draftsman who worked in advertising during the same period as shown in the TV series Mad Men. The Art Gallery of NSW’s Adman: Warhol before pop will educate and enlighten patrons about Warhol’s advertising work by drawing together over 300 objects, including some that have never been on public display before.... Read More | Share it now!