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Sydney Contemporary 2024 to return to Carriageworks 5-8 September. Photo: Supplied. Two figures wearing black in conversation, standing in front of a wall of black and white paintings.
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Sydney Contemporary 2024 first reveal

Under new leadership, Sydney Contemporary announces the first 81 participating galleries for the 2024 edition.

Rosemary Laing (1959-2024). Photo: Courtesy of Tolarno Galleries. A Caucasian woman with flowing grey hair, wearing a black-rimmed glasses and a black windbreaker. The background appears to be a lake.
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Vale Rosemary Laing

The celebrated Australian photo-based artist Rosemary Laing has died, with tributes flowing in from both home and abroad.

Ride the Cyclone. On a dark stage a group of young school uniform clad people group around a young man who has a green halo around him. Surrounding all of them is a circular ladder like piece of design.
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Musical review: Ride the Cyclone, Hayes Theatre

A Canadian hit musical makes its Australian debut.

Installation view of ‘Anugerah: (Bestowed)’ at HAIR ARI. Photo: Courtesy of HAIR ARI. Three figures with no limbs wrapped with cotton straps with Javanese text, each of them is wearing a clay mask. They are inside a gallery space with dim warm lighting and more Javanese text on the wall.
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Exhibition review: Anugerah: (Bestowed), HAIR ARI

Indonesian-born artist Addin Sugarda considers rituals of connection and cultural longing in her exhibition.

Graeme Base, Animalia. Image is a detail from an underwater shipwreck and marine life illustration.
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Exhibition review: Graeme Base –Animalia, Beinart Gallery

Beloved, prolific and bestselling children’s book author and artist is showcased in the latest artistic treat from Melbourne’s Beinart Gallery

A Portrait of Love still.
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A Portrait of Love review: behind every great man there is … another one

Molly Reynolds’ intimate documentary uses the home movies of Roberto Meza Mont to shine a spotlight onto his life with…

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc, recipient of Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Photo: Thomas Oliver. Outdoor in a park setting, a group of eight ensemble members from Sprung lean on each other. They appear relaxed.
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Opportunities and awards

International book prize now open, winners receive $100,000 thanks to Arts Impact WA, finalists of emerging artist award, and more!

Washington DC. A gallery space with large red and white installation of phrases, including WHOSE BODY? and WHOSE BELIEFS? diagonally up the sides of escalators and WHOSE POWER? on the back wall. Another incomplete sentence is on the floor, and a young boy looks on with his back to us from the bottom left corner of the frame.
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Postcard from Washington DC

ArtsHub takes a trip to the US capital, and finds much more than politics...

Romeo & Juliet. Two male dancers, onstage against a red backdrop. One is leaning back with their arms open wide, while the other supporting them.
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Same-sex versions of Romeo & Juliet setting new bar on ballet's mainstage

Does the upcoming ballet season of Romeo & Juliet at Sydney Opera House challenge convention or is it simply a…

UQ is planning to cut its Museum Studies program. Image is an exterior shot of the sandstone façade of Queensland university, behind some trees, in long shot against a blue sky with scudding clouds.
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UQ's decision to cut Museum Studies spells disaster

The University of Queensland is proposing cuts to its Museum Studies programs, with potential effects felt across the country.

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