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Dark arts go hammer and tongs in new festival

Dark arts go hammer and tongs in new festival

The director of a new art event set among the monolithic steam hammers and furnaces of the vast Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops has promised it will be neither "predictable nor sanitised".

  • by Nick Galvin

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‘A complete forgery’: Martin felt sick when he read the email about the art sale
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‘A complete forgery’: Martin felt sick when he read the email about the art sale

Allegations about forged certificates and non-existent galleries have left art dealers mystified.

  • by Kate McClymont
Sculpture by the Sea 2018 review: Taking on nature

Sculpture by the Sea 2018 review: Taking on nature

It's a challenge for any sculptor to compete with the natural splendour of the headland and ocean scenery.

  • by John McDonald
Fearless performers set for the stage at Mardi Gras 2019
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Fearless performers set for the stage at Mardi Gras 2019

More than 100 events will be staged during next year's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, culminating in the parade.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Sculpture to sit in: how Clement Meadmore changed the Australian interior

Sculpture to sit in: how Clement Meadmore changed the Australian interior

Clement Meadmore embodied the excitement and curiosity of post-war Melbourne. He thought big. Even before he became famous for his gargantuan, gravity-defying Corten-steel public sculptures, Meadmore had grand ambitions.

  • by Ray Edgar
Self-taught artist wins Australia's richest art prize
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Self-taught artist wins Australia's richest art prize

Emerging Melbourne artist has been named winner of Australia's richest portrait prize.

  • by Linda Morris
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Staff steamed up over idle, damaged Powerhouse Museum objects
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Staff steamed up over idle, damaged Powerhouse Museum objects

The integrity of the Powerhouse Museum's collection is at stake due to poor maintenance, staff claim.

  • by Linda Morris
'Extremely confronting': Festival sells soap made from human fat, stages liposuction
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'Extremely confronting': Festival sells soap made from human fat, stages liposuction

Soap made from human fat will be sold as part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival if any landlord is brave enough to rent retail space.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Sculpture by the Sea is a snappers' paradise

Sculpture by the Sea is a snappers' paradise

When Sculpture by the Sea first started out in 1997, the idea of having a mobile phone with a camera attached still belonged mostly to the realms of science fiction.

  • by Nick Galvin
End of an era as the Watters Gallery closes
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End of an era as the Watters Gallery closes

The iconic Watters Gallery closes this month after 50 years.

  • by Steve Meacham
How the Australian landscape has inspired a new generation of artists
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How the Australian landscape has inspired a new generation of artists

From our far horizons to our jewel sea, our sunburnt country has glowed for artists for millennia.