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ART & DESIGN |

Was Leonardo da Vinci a child pornographer?

Artist Paul Yore’s defence team needs to convince the magistrate to answer one of the modern world’s trickiest questions: what is art? Freelance writer Mark Holsworth reports.

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HELEN RAZER | ART & DESIGN |

Razer’s Class Warfare: skinny models don’t matter, neither does fashion

Models are skinny. Who cares? Fashion’s real victim is our rational minds, as it is patently and deliberately stupid twattery. To believe anything else is the real problem.

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RAY GILL | ART & DESIGN |

The art of money: resale royalties feed struggling artists or ‘rich widows’?

It’s hard to move beyond the cliches about poor, morally superior artists struggling against the rich and powerful who exploit and profit from their talents, but changes to re-sale laws require a more realistic view.

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ART & DESIGN |

George W. Bush turns his hand to painting, but is he any good?

George W. Bush, one of America’s most polarising presidents, has opened a new art exhibition of his work. Freelance journalist Doyle Rader visits the exhibition in Dallas to find out if Dubya has any artistic ability.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | ART & DESIGN |

Saville’s Shout: politics’ revolving door … antisocial app …

With Australia allowing — even encouraging — politicians to profit from holding ministerial portfolios once they retire from politics, is it any wonder Arthur Sinodinos is in hot water?

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ART & DESIGN |

Aboriginal art a casualty of new super rules

Superannuation rules were changed in 2011 to ensure investments were really used in retirement. But journalist at The Citizen Sally Stewart says the rules had an unintended victim.

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ART & DESIGN |

Busting brutalist campus architecture myths

University administrators created brutalist spaces to discourage students from gathering and protesting, right? Freelance writer Mel Campbell looks into some myths that have long lived in students’ imaginations.

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ART & DESIGN |

A discordant sound travels from Wagga to world stages

Mat Schulz found a place where experimental music was brought into the fold in the Polish city of Krakow. Sanjay Fernandes catches up with him in Germany.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Off to the country: can regional areas help with urban sprawl?

Moving infrastructure to regional centres is one option mooted to managed urban sprawl, but it’s not that simple, writes Alan Davies.

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ART & DESIGN |

Henson hysteria in Adelaide merely uninformed panic

In response to tabloid beat-ups and moral panic, photographer Bill Henson has pulled out of the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. InDaily arts editor Suzie Keen says it’s a terrible shame.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

How smart is the National Gallery of Australia?

James Rose examines the NGA in the latest installment of his series on national identity and story telling.

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ART & DESIGN |

On the ground at Burning Man, a cavalcade of counterculture

Freelance journalist Hari Raj takes in the cavalcade of art, costume, nudity and general weirdness that grows every year in the Nevada dessert.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Rick Amor’s art — great for science fiction

Rick Amor is one of Australia’s best painters of the metaphysical, and WH Chong reckons his talents would be perfect for book cover artwork.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Should the public expect to like public art?

Recent outcries over public art installations show that not everyone is thrilled by artistic statements in public places, writes Alan Davies.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Does public art need a context?

A new public art installation on a median strip has been described by locals as ugly and dangerous. Does art need to conform to space and expectations?

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Grand designs: Is lesser better for the new Flinders Street Station?

For the second time in its 159 year history, Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station will be redesigned by a competition winner. Alan Davies shares his thoughts ahead of this week’s winners announcement.

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ART & DESIGN |

Hey Australia, do you really want Packer’s casino to define Sydney?

Journalist and author Jonathan Englert says Australia should think twice before making James Packer’s new casino the face of Australia.

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CRIKEY INTERN | ART & DESIGN |

Legally speaking, taxidermy roadkill artist could be stuffed

Gerard Geer makes sculptures and jewellery out of roadkill, contravening the Wildlife Act. He promises to burn his art, but not before one final exhibition. Crikey intern Bension Siebert reports.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

In defense of cyclists: we are not ‘eco elitists’

Futurist Syd Mead believes cyclists are “eco elitists” and that the bicycle is “not, strictly defined, a transport device.” Alan Davies reckons that’s poppycock.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Vale Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: a great Australian potter

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, one of our great conjurers of calm and silence, has passed away. W.H. Chong says she was a proud potter; she declined to be an “artist”.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Culture by design: can Melbourne’s laneway infastructure be replicated?

Cities around the world are hoping to emulate Melbourne’s vibrant laneway culture. Alan Davies explores how that culture came about — and whether it can be replicated.

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AMBER JAMIESON | ART & DESIGN |

Fake or remake: National Gallery in contemporary art tiff

A contemporary Australian artist is accusing the National Gallery of Australia of purchasing a “fake” painting of his, a claim the gallery vehemently challenges. You spot the fraud.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

Social housing: the challenges of designing integration

Architects often use unconventional forms when designing social housing, writes Alan Davies. But is this an effective way of promoting integration with the local community?

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN |

The art and legacy of Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart, who passed away this month, was one of the last of a famous generation of Australian artists born into a world of full modernism. W H Chong asks: is he important to our art?

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MARGOT SAVILLE | ART & DESIGN |

Feeling around in the dark, Walsh finds more shocking art

Hobart’s Dark Mofo arts festival, which runs till the Winter Solstice (June 23), is a celebration of the dark through large-scale public art, food and music, as well as “light and noise”.

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