October 20, 2016 6 Comments
If the Nobel committee wants to give out a prize for music, they need to create a category for music. Dylan's lyrics alone do not deserve a literature prize.
September 23, 2016 1 Comment
Critic and painters stoush. People will paint on regardless.
March 31, 2016
The most famous mother in art history comes to the NGV. How good is it?
May 1, 2015
Myuran Sukumaran's art speaks for him and says all of the things he no longer can.
December 3, 2013
As a graphic designer I was turned on by Martin Sharp, long after he had tuned in and dropped out of London and returned to Sydney. His art was still mind-blowing years later. “I’d love to turn you on,” offered the Beatles in 1967, the year Martin Sharp produced the amazing cover art for Cream’s Disraeli […]
December 3, 2013
His art made naughtiness fun, psychedelia even more psychedelic and Sydney a city of joy. Australian pop artist Martin Sharp has an artistic legacy to be proud of, writes WH Chong.
July 1, 2013
One of two reasons we talk about Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013) is that he was one of the last of a famous generation of Australian artists born into a world of full modernism, far-flung from it though we were. Take Russell Drysdale (1912-1981); Albert Tucker (1914-1999); Donald Friend (1915-1989); Sidney Nolan (1917-1992); Arthur Boyd (1920-1999); Joy […]
December 20, 2012
Stunning works from Asian and Pacific artists are currently on display in Brisbane, writes Crikey's Culture Mulcher W H Chong, who selects his favourite art of 2012.
October 3, 2012
The drawing: there will be blood, and iPads.
June 22, 2011
W H Chong reveals the winner of the 2011 Men's Franklin Award -- the new term for the Miles Franklin, since no ladies are allowed -- as well as discussing the new Women’s Franklin Award.