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Vale painter Ms D Yunupiŋu, mother of the Rirratjiŋu nation

The Yirrkala community lost a bold and individual talent with the passing of Ms D. Yunupiŋu.

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Who was Picasso in the eyes of his peers?

NGV’s winter blockbuster The Picasso Century offers more than a tale of the lone creative genius.

Installation of video andlarrakitj and mInstallatio by Yolngu artist Mr Wanambi
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Vale Yolŋgu artist and cultural leader Mr Wanambi

Art community mourns the sudden passing of innovative artist, and founder of Yirrkala’s Mulka Project, Mr W. Wanambi.

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From Cubism to conceptual: The evolution of Picasso

Upcoming winter blockbuster at the NGV showcases those who shaped Picasso and played a role in his revolutionary oeuvre.

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Vale Ken Whisson

Painting fluently to the end, artist Ken Whisson was a unique Australia voice.

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Significant museum acquisitions that shapeshift history

Both the National Gallery of Victoria and National Museum of Australia announced significant acquisitions. But why are they important?

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Vale Peter Powditch

Despite his successes - and incredible legacy - painting was always a struggle for Peter Powditch.

Artist Craig Ruddy with writer Bruce Pascoe in from of portrait painting.
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Archibald-winning artist Craig Ruddy dies from COVID-19

Five time Archibald Prize finalist, painter Craig Ruddy has died from coronavirus complications.

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‘Temple of culture’ opens in regional Victoria

The new Shepparton Art Museum has been conceived as a land sculpture nestled into the surrounding landscape.

Doug Aitken, SONG 1, 2012/2015. 7-channel video installation (colour, sound). Installation view, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2015.
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Numbers worth the risk: Doug and Matisse are on a plane for Sydney

Blockbusters – when the doors are open – are doing fantastic in COVID. We walk through the next two heading…

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