Australians, Australia Council and the Visual Arts

How Australian engage with the arts

A good report has been released and it breaks down the  stats around public support for the arts – but..

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Tate Liverpool

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-33 review – August Sander and Otto Dix, masters of life and death

Tate Liverpool: Sander sees the humanity in everyone, Dix nothing but horror, in this superb show exploring Germany between the wars.

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How botany helped give birth to photography

From The Art Newspaper:

A survey of early photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century, 17 June-17 September) will focus on “the noisy century” of the medium, says the show’s curator, Mattie Boom. Around 300 pictures from the museum’s collection of more than 150,000 photographs will be included. 

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contemporary art and public galleries

Why does contemporary art make for wildly popular blockbusters?

This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons.

For Americans who love art by the likes of Hans Holbein, Édouard Manet, Georges Braque and Paul Klee, dark times lie ahead.

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MONA’s The Museum of Everything

The compulsion to create: ‘outsider art’ at MONA’s The Museum of Everything
File 20170613 32034 10dglu3Untitled (all), Hans-Jörg Georgi, 2010–15, Courtesy of The Museum of Everything. Moorilla Gallery, Courtesy of Atelier Goldstein and The Museum of Everything (installation by Lutz Pillong), CC BY

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NGA Filipino art review – part 2

More on the review on ArtsHub by Gina Fairley

There was an earlier comment by Arts Hub on issues around the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition of Filipino art.

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NGA: The Third National Indigenous Art Triennial

A quick tour of the NGA exhibition
This tour is meant to whet your appetite for this NGA exhibition – The Third National Indigenous Art Triennial.

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NGA: The Third National Indigenous Art Triennial

A review by Sasha Grishin
This NGA exhibition is an exhibition of contemporary art that should not be missed. It’s very good.

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Joanna Sassoon

Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia

For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?

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