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Menacing bride skewers cultural assumptions in Ballarat biennale

Menacing bride skewers cultural assumptions in Ballarat biennale

It is not the wedding most couples would imagine.

  • by Andrew Stephens

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How a new city logo left parking officers fearing for their safety

How a new city logo left parking officers fearing for their safety

A traditional symbol of power gave way to a softer, postmodern image.

  • by Ray Edgar
Behind the scenes at the British Museum, preparing for a Roman holiday

Behind the scenes at the British Museum, preparing for a Roman holiday

Out of storage and all scrubbed up, ancient treasures embark on a grand tour.

  • by Melanie Kembrey
'We like them': Miniature mystery behind Tassie's flush of tiny doors
Design

'We like them': Miniature mystery behind Tassie's flush of tiny doors

Tiny coloured doors have been popping up all over Launceston and people in Tasmania's second city are wondering what's going on behind them.

  • by Johanna Baker-Dowdell
J.K. Rowling leads condemnation of Australian artist's 'racist' cartoon of Serena Williams
Racism

J.K. Rowling leads condemnation of Australian artist's 'racist' cartoon of Serena Williams

For the second time in a month, cartoonist Mark Knight of Melbourne's Herald Sun is under fire for how he renders black people.

  • by Michael Cavna
Spectacular furniture exhibition is a Feather(ston) in Heide's cap
Furniture

Spectacular furniture exhibition is a Feather(ston) in Heide's cap

A beautiful exhibition brings together some of the best designs of Grant and Mary Featherston.

  • by Robert Nelson
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In a house without love, piano was the key for sculptor Ken Unsworth
Arts

In a house without love, piano was the key for sculptor Ken Unsworth

Now 87 and the subject of a major retrospective at the NGV, the sculptor, thrice adopted as a child, finds one passion remains.

  • by Steve Dow
'I didn't eat for a week': The passion and pain of collecting art
City life

'I didn't eat for a week': The passion and pain of collecting art

On the eve of Sydney Contemporary art fair, five leading artists, collectors and philanthropists share their passion and tips for collecting art.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Sun Xun review: Fall into an alternative world
Arts

Sun Xun review: Fall into an alternative world

The Chinese artist has no time for banal but familiar exercises in style, such as a Damien Hirst spot painting; or for those angry political statements with which all liberal-minded people hasten to agree.

  • by John McDonald
Baldessin revealed in joint NGV show with Sydney's flamboyant Whiteley

Baldessin revealed in joint NGV show with Sydney's flamboyant Whiteley

Lionised in his lifetime, the Melbourne-based artist is being introduced to a new audience.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Self portrait wins artist Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
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Self portrait wins artist Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

An artistic ''conversation'' with Frida Kahlo wins Sydney artist Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

  • by Linda Morris