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A dark-skinned Aboriginal man with a short grey beard gestures with his left hand while holding a microphone in his right hand, into which he is speaking. He wears a brown hat, brown jacket and tan-coloured slacks. A brown-skinned Aboriginal woman wearing glasses, with her hair hair held back by a headscarf, sits to his right, but she is not the main focus of the photograph. The two sit beneath a screen, suggesting they are speaking on stage together.
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Culture keeps the fire burning at Desert Mob

Desert Mob ignites Mparntwe/Alice Springs with First Nations pride and supports ethical purchasing of artworks alongside diverse programming.

Detailed photo of artwork made from organic material with image of whale. Exhibition.
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Exhibition focuses on a next generation of Torres Strait Island artists

Curatorial collaboration celebrates diversity of new making and greater exposure at NorthSite Contemporary Arts.

Andrew Rogers, ‘Flora Exemplar 2’, 2020, bronze diptych. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. Bronze sculpture resembling flowers in a natural setting.
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Rogers’ $6.1 million gift to university collection

Sculptor and land artist Andrew Rogers has gifted another 31 contemporary works to Deakin University to provide students access to…

Asian woman on lounge reading from laptop computer and wearing light blue sweater. Arts news.
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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

Miles Astray, 'FLAMINGONE', 2024, entered into the 1839 Awards AI category and subsequently disqualified. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. The pink body of a flamingo with this head hidden, standing on a white sandy beach.
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Human artist beats AI, but it's coming back with a vengeance

While a non-AI image has taken out a win at an AI awards program, news of Meta scraping social posts…

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.

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