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French masterworks shed light on artists' imagination
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French masterworks shed light on artists' imagination

The Art Gallery of Ballarat's Into Light exhibition showcases beautiful works from the Musee de la Chartreuse.

  • by Robert Nelson

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Indigenous fashion leaves bold impression at Cairns Art Fair
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Indigenous fashion leaves bold impression at Cairns Art Fair

The Bulmba-barra fashion show has cemented itself as one of the hottest tickets at the annual fair.

  • by Debbie Cuthbertson
John Russell: Van Gogh's little-known Aussie Impressionist mate
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John Russell: Van Gogh's little-known Aussie Impressionist mate

Painter John Russell was lauded by some of the greats, but his work never sold in his lifetime. Now it's the subject of a retrospective.

  • by Sarah Turnbull
Review: Ryoji Ikeda's Micro/Macro and Daniel Buren's Like Child's Play
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Review: Ryoji Ikeda's Micro/Macro and Daniel Buren's Like Child's Play

Ryoji Ikeda drew inspiration from nuclear science, Daniel Buren from children's blocks. The results are bold.

  • by John McDonald
Why do we like the art we do? Scientists are looking for answers
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Why do we like the art we do? Scientists are looking for answers

How do the titles on works of abstract art influence us? Why do we prefer original works to copies? These are some of the topics being researched.

  • by Tom Mashberg
Without a dot, Indigenous designers are stealing the spotlight

Without a dot, Indigenous designers are stealing the spotlight

The Blak Design Matters exhibition defies stereotypes.

  • by Ray Edgar
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A sea of red as hundreds pose nude for Spencer Tunick
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A sea of red as hundreds pose nude for Spencer Tunick

The New York artist promised Melbourne lots of colour, and delivered.

  • by Hannah Francis & James Hearnes
Spencer Tunick on creating a safe space for people to shed their clothes for art
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Spencer Tunick on creating a safe space for people to shed their clothes for art

Photographer Spencer Tunick speaks on his career and the women who have influenced him.

  • by Robyn Doreian
Lost masterpieces and hidden gemstones: the world of Bonhams' Merryn Schriever
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Lost masterpieces and hidden gemstones: the world of Bonhams' Merryn Schriever

Lunch with the boss of Bonhams Australia is one rattling tale after another.

  • by Linda Morris
Survey of work from one of Sydney's most notable artists' colony
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Survey of work from one of Sydney's most notable artists' colony

Wedderburn began in the late 1970s, and its residents included Elisabeth Cummings, Joan Brassil, John Peart, Su Archer and David Fairbairn.

  • by John McDonald
'What sustains us?' ACCA's ambitious Indigenous exhibition finds joy amid sorrow

'What sustains us?' ACCA's ambitious Indigenous exhibition finds joy amid sorrow

The first thing you want to do is smile when you see Peter Waples-Crowe's glorious possum-skin cloak: it is fairytale gorgeous and has a very generous train. The second thing you want to do is put it on, nuzzle into the fur and waltz around like a queen.

  • by Andrew Stephens