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There's elegant, eye-catching work in this year's Hindmarsh Prize

There's elegant, eye-catching work in this year's Hindmarsh Prize

There are more works on panels and fewer three-dimensional objects this year.

  • by Kerry-Anne Cousin

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The 2018 Craft ACT Members’ Exhibition is of a high standard
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Canberra life

The 2018 Craft ACT Members’ Exhibition is of a high standard

In Place Makers, the works exhibited tend to reflect an artistic retreat inwards.

  • by Kerry-Anne Cousins
Visual depictions of taboos coloured by a black sense of humour
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Visual depictions of taboos coloured by a black sense of humour

Family Souvenirs and other dark things by Ian Mowbray at Bilk amuses as it also shakes our complacency.

  • by Kerry-Anne Cousins
Peculiar and absurd existentialist vision with a touch of the surreal
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Peculiar and absurd existentialist vision with a touch of the surreal

In Graeme Drendel's On uneven ground at Beaver Galleries, the artist creates enigmatic narrative vignettes.

  • by Sasha Grishin
Different ways of expressing water
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Canberra life

Different ways of expressing water

These three shows by Heather Burness, Susan Chancellor and Julie Krone have very different visual languages. Form

  • by Peter Haynes
Variety of forms pulls in many different directions
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Variety of forms pulls in many different directions

Cameron Haas's exhibition New City at Nancy Sever Gallery has much that is anachronistic in his forms with tight, sliding, brightly-coloured geometric shapes.

  • by Sasha Grishin
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Two shows, one painterly and one provocative are at PhotoAccess
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Two shows, one painterly and one provocative are at PhotoAccess

Chloe Gray's uneven Light Preserved and Diego Ramirez's visually and thematically absorbing Postcard eXotica make for a contrasting coupling.

  • by Peter Haynes
Family history and cultural appropriation treated in intriguing ways
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Family history and cultural appropriation treated in intriguing ways

Brenda Croft's: heart-in-hand and Amala Groom's Does she know the Revolution is coming? are both impressive shows.

  • by Peter Haynes
This huge ANU exhibition comments on a vibrant visual culture
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This huge ANU exhibition comments on a vibrant visual culture

There's no coherence in Paintings amongst other things at ANU School of Art and Design Gallery but there is some impressive work.

  • by Sasha Grishin
More like a cerebral exercise than a visually engaging exhibition
Canberra life

More like a cerebral exercise than a visually engaging exhibition

Limited resources lead to limited appreciation of this conceptual art in Paintings amongst other things at ANCA Gallery.

  • by Sasha Grishin
Exhibition is thematically nebulous but challenging in scope and range
Canberra life

Exhibition is thematically nebulous but challenging in scope and range

Paintings amongst other things deals with the varied approaches that artists have adopted to processes of art making,

  • by Sasha Grishin