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Champing at the Brit: arts leaders feel snubbed by new appointment

Champing at the Brit: arts leaders feel snubbed by new appointment

Ben NeutzeAug 26, 2015

Not everyone is pleased with the appointment of veteran theatre director Jonathan Church to the role of artistic director for Sydney Theatre Company.

One gallery's stranglehold on the Venice Biennale

John KellyMay 7, 2015

Australian-born and Ireland-based artist John Kelly says our Venice Biennale art is all starting to look a bit familiar ...

Rundle: IS' -- and capitalism's -- worst crime is the destruction of culture

Rundle: IS' -- and capitalism's -- worst crime is the destruction of culture

Guy RundleMar 13, 2015

IS' barbarism has shocked the world. But its most horrific crime has been the destruction of our common heritage. And the almighty dollar has done that even more effectively.

Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

Stephen MayneMar 9, 2015

New ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr accidentally killed off Canberra's famous Skywhale last week, but the artist behind the creation explains she's not going anywhere.

Rundle: the notorious Allen Jones, who shocked the unshockable

Rundle: the notorious Allen Jones, who shocked the unshockable

Guy RundleJan 28, 2015

Allen Jones has gone from enfant terrible of the avant-garde to a bit of a historical footnote.

Sheikh-ing it at Hobart’s MOFO

Cathy AlexanderJan 20, 2015

Syrian electro-pop star Omar Souleyman was just one of the highlights at this year's MONA FOMA.

Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Helen RazerJan 8, 201512 Comments

Men can no longer escape the harsh judgement of our intensely visual age. So how well are the boys adjusting to the critical gaze women have endured for so long?

Melbourne's secret bohemian past laid bare

Melbourne's secret bohemian past laid bare

Andrew NetteJan 6, 2015

Two exhibitions showing in Melbourne over summer seem worlds apart, but both have much to say about our changing notions of culture and what constitutes celebrity, writes Melbourne-based crime writer and reviewer Andrew Nette.

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

Bert SpinksSep 23, 2014

Freelance writer Bert Spinks takes the bus to the suburbs surrounding MONA -- and finds there are some uncomfortable juxtapositions.

'Art succeeds where porn fails': is Feck Art erotic or sleazy?

'Art succeeds where porn fails': is Feck Art erotic or sleazy?

Ray GillSep 12, 2014

A new art show pushes the boundaries between porn and art.