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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…

Exterior view of an art gallery with a timber roof and glass facade. Auckland Art Gallery.
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Landmark first with new triennial, Aotearoa Contemporary

The new triennial exhibition, Aotearoa Contemporary, launches in July with First Nations backing.

‘Constellations’ by Joanie Lemercier to feature at Now or Never 2024. Photo: Supplied. A large projected vortex glows above the water at night. Two people are standing close to the artwork.
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After a solid debut, Now or Never reveals 2024 program

Promising highlights include the homecoming of Marco Fusinato’s monstrous Venice Biennale work and a four-night music line-up at the Royal…

Night Trade at RISING 2024. Photo: Gianna Rizzo. People gathering in an alleyway where a bit screen is showing a white triangle with the word ‘up’. The image is saturated by red light.
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Has RISING risen only to face a future fall?

While celebrating record attendance and strong sales, RISING’s future still seems uncertain.

Nevada Art Trail. An installation in the desert with mountains in the background of a line of white concrete figures representing Christ and the disciples at the last supper. Only their cloaks are visible, the statues are empty.
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The Burner effect, part two – Nevada outdoor museums

ArtsHub continues its trek along the Nevada Art Trail and discovers a wild and wonderful range of outdoor art.

Darling Portrait Prize 2024 Art Handlers' Award winner, Nena Salobir, 'Self Portrait on Washcloth', 2024. Image: Supplied. The residue of makeup such as mascara and lipstick made an imprint on a white washcloth.
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Opportunities and awards

Entries open for digital literary award, plus winners of Art Handlers' Awards at the National Portrait Gallery and Creative Australia…

An art gallery wall covered with small paintings of all kinds. There are so many works it looks like an art prize exhibition.
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What a surge in art prize entrants reveals about arts participation in Australia

Many Australian art prizes are receiving record entries. The reasons behind this growth suggests some shifting dynamics are at play.

man and woman in gallery exhibiting Egyptian artefacts. Pharaoh.
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Exhibition review: Pharaoh, NGV International

This is an exhibition that demonstrates how we can shift up and still surprise – and how we can show…

Image of elderly male painter in his studio. Guy Warren
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Art world remembers Australia’s oldest painter, Guy Warren

Celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of painter Guy Warren, who died last week.

Hong Kong Dance Company's 'Convergence' touring to Sydney. Photo: Supplied. Two dancers engaged in martial arts movements on a stage. The stage floor seems to be a digital screen with black and white swirls.
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Driving cultural ambition with touring performances and global partnerships

Hong Kong is driving its arts and cultural strategy with touring performances to Australia and a global partnership with Art…

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