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Canberra Museum and Gallery. A group of metal cylinders in shades of bronze and blue patina are grouped against a white brick wall. The one on the far left is bubbly at the top as if it has been underwater or in an acid bath.
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The slippery nexus between sculpture and design and the agency of materials

Canberra Museum and Gallery has a new exhibition: Materiality… but not as we know it.

Installation view of ‘The same crowd never gathers twice’, Buxton Contemporary, the University of Melbourne, 2024. Featuring Cate Consandine, ‘RINGER’, 2024. Image: Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Scout Presents. Photo: Christian Capurro. Three channel video showing roller derby players in a blue and purple hue.
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Exhibition review: The same crowd never gathers twice, Buxton Contemporary

Five installations and video works with keen spatial awareness, but where is “the crowd”?

'JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live', installation view at Koorie Heritage Trust. Left to right: 'The Heart', 2016; 'Oxymoron', 2015; 'William Buckley - Maquette', 2016 (mixed media sculpture); 'Still Here', 2015; 'The Empire', 2015 (top); 'Ticket to Projection', 2015 (middle), 'Skip to my Lou', 2015 (bottom). Photo: ArtsHub. Digital illustrations of Melbourne landmarks with red, black and yellow background hang on the walls. In front of them is a small sculpture of a human figure on a bright yellow plinth.
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Exhibition review: JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live, Koorie Heritage Trust

When kinship is involved – it shows.

Image is a dark gallery with a shiny wooden floor and a white box seat. On the walls are two 3D pieces, one a cupboard like work and the other comprising abstract faces.
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Exhibition review: Odalala, nireekshane and Uyirvu, Arts House

Australian and international artists examine histories of caste, migration, gender and sexuality.

Jessica Nothdurft, 'The Cage', 2023, bronze, cotton and human hair. Installation view in 'Silly Girl' at artisan. Photo: ArtsHub. A small bronze figure with a blue striped dress, no facial expressions and long hair trapped inside a small bronze square cage.
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Artist hopes to generate awareness and 'release emotions' this Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Artist Jessica Nothdurft shares her experiences and emotions in an endeavour to generate greater awareness of domestic violence.

Image is an abstract half circle above another with a piece removed, painted thickly in images that resemble Earth and sea from above.
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Exhibition review: Opening Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery Space

New independent art gallery in Windsor, Melbourne, opens with an eclectic collection of visual art.

Hands of First Nations person holding charcoal against background of tree. Yarrabah
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Charcoal exhibition united through art-making

Charcoal symbolises renewal, and a new exhibition explores the medium for Reconciliation Week.

Installation in dark room with paper floating over a pool of water and chalk on walls. Archie Moore.
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Australian Pavilion wins Golden Lion Award at Venice Biennale

In a first, the Australian Pavilion wins the celebrated international award with an installation by First Nations artist Archie Moore.

Image is a yellow man made out of LEGO bricks pulling open his own chest so that more bricks fall out.
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Exhibition review: Art of The Brick, Melbourne Showgrounds

Over a million LEGO pieces have been used in this exhibition, which returns to Melbourne with new sculptures.

White Night returns to Ballarat. Photo: Supplied. Floral projections cast onto a building during the night, featuring vintage portraits that have flowers as eyes. A crowd gathers outside.
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Limited-time projections to cast city into the unexpected

White Night returns to Ballarat for the first time since 2019, offering a night of free activities.

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