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Why is a Holden Torana next to a Henry Ottmann? Image: 'Namedropping' installation view at Mona. Photo: Mona/Jesse Hunniford. A car and a painting sit in juxtaposition across two starkly different exhibition spaces.
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Mona's big flex – how David Walsh wrote himself into the books

'Namedropping' is an all-consuming exhibition about questioning status, but by doing so, Mona owner David Walsh has cunningly bolstered his…

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...

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.

A silver CD case is opened to display the rare 2-CD set it contains.
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Wu-Tang Clan’s ultra-rare album-as-artwork comes to Mona

Originally sold for US$2 million, the ultra-exclusive ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ is coming to Mona, and fans have…

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.

Gallery gift shop. Wooden box opened to reveal a brass sextant inside.
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Exit through the gift shop

There's an undeniable link between the art and the commercial in gallery stores. ArtsHub takes a look at some of…

Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+. Photo: Winnie Yeung @ Visual Voices. Image: Courtesy M+, Hong Kong. Raffel against a green tiled architectural background. She is a middle-aged woman with long black and grey hair, wearing red lipstick and smiling at the camera. She is dressed in a black blazer with a white flower brooch.
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Building a contemporary museum: learnings with Suhanya Raffel

From studying art history in Sydney to helming the Asia Pacific Triennial in Queensland and now leading Hong Kong’s M+,…

Woman in blue suit outside Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. To the right of her is a huge patterned arrow on the wall pointing down to the ground.
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When you need to change to get it right

The MCA has worked with its challenges – and in sync with museum trends globally – to rethink its future.…

Mandy Martin, ‘Adelaide Railway Station 2 (detail)’, 1973, screenprint, ink on paper, Ann Newmarch Collection. Image: © the Estate of the artist. A vintage coloured photograph showing three woman in farmer wear walking in a field. Two others are leisurely seated at the back.
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If you don’t fight … you lose

The latest exhibition at FUMA spotlights the overlooked contributions of Adelaide’s Progressive Art Movement and the history of student protests.

Woman looking at art in gallery with pink wall and pedestals.
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Placemaking gets a boost in South Australia

A new fund aims to support arts organisations to build a better culture of placemaking in Port Adelaide Enfield.

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