Art Gallery of NSW’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium is a visceral and stunning study in bold contradictions

It is clichéd to say that a picture tells a thousand words. But there’s also some truth to this and one photographer who certainly knew and appreciated how an image could confound or shape one’s perception is Robert Mapplethorpe. He is the late artist, photographer and former muse to Patti Smith. The Perfect Medium is a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, and it’s one that is playful and relishes in challenging our expectations and ideas about identity, sexuality, masculinity and more.... Read More | Share it now!

Taronga Zoo is getting a photo exhibition dedicated to Aussie birds

Taronga Zoo is shifting into a space of contemporary art, offering a wild lens into the relationship humans have with birds through an outdoor photo exhibition. QBE Muse @ Taronga is the stunning photographic work of artist and wildlife advocate, Leila Jemarks. Running from the 1st to 30th November 2017, the exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the QBE Free Flight Bird Show.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The breathtaking Parrtjima Festival lights up the red centre until October 1st

Touching down on the Alice Springs tarmac I know I’m in a special part of Australia. A town of over 25,000 people, the second largest town after Darwin in the Northern Territory and one largely influenced by its Indigenous culture. Straddling the usually dry Todd River and the Eastern and Western MacDonell Ranges, the town is often acknowledged as the red centre of Australia and it’s easy to see why.... Read More | Share it now!

Explore the Arts Districts of Singapore like never before

In the five years since I left Singapore (my home for two years) I was amazed to go back and learn how much the government has invested into developing, nurturing and showcasing arts and culture in Singapore. Whether it be giving locals a platform to share their works, or inviting international legends to exhibit on a larger scale, rest assured tourists and locals alike can now invest their time into various arts districts. A country quite often known for lacking in its cultural assets is so not right now. These art districts allow people to get an affinity to what Singapore’s heritage, art and education is, and start to see her develop a character of her own. Below is a snapshot into some of the main hot spots, or more underground if you feel like delving deeper into Singapore’s history.... Read More | Share it now!

Masterpieces from Florence are exhibiting at the Art Gallery of WA early 2018

Offering a fascinating glimpse into the art and lives of a princely Florentine family, The Art Gallery of WA has announced a new exhibit,  A Window in Italy- the Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence, set to open on Saturday 24 February 2018. The exhibition will kick off with an Italian Festival Day and a series of visitor programs that will celebrate Italian culture, in the heart of the city.... Read More | Share it now!