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Woman dressed in black with white frame glasses standing in front of Fair Work Commission building. NAVA

Wages are no laughing matter

NAVA has welcomed a review of the Amusement Award to provide better terms for visual arts workers.

L: Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939. Photo: Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. R: Cotton blouse embroidered with glass beads; satin skirt with chain stitch and floral motif embroidery; holán (ruffle) and guatemalan waist-sash. Photo: © Museo Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Collection, Javier Hinojosa, 2017. Portrait of Frida Kahlo and a dress worn by her.

Frida Kahlo joins the gold rush

‘Frida Kahlo: In her own image’ at Bendigo Art Gallery in 2025 will paint an intimate portrait of the art…

Jewellery chains by Belinda Newick to feature at Radiant Pavilion 2024. A metal chain with ring-like ornaments held between two hands.

Jewellery biennial to launch across Melbourne

Radiant Pavilion returns for its first in-person event since 2019, showcasing contemporary jewellery and object makers from far and wide.

Queen and maiden whispering as man sleeps on ground. Old painting. Arts news.

This week's arts news and trending topics

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

'Future Remains: The 2024 Macfarlane Commissions', installation view at ACCA. A darkened exhibition space filled by an installation towards the foreground of the photo. It features terracotta sculptures on wooden plinths made with discarded material.

Exhibition review: Future Remains: The 2024 Macfarlane Commissions, ACCA

Large-scale works grounded in material investigations shine at the 2024 Macfarlane Commissions, but is it still helpful to put emerging…

Shadow of a woman on a stage with dramatic red lighting. Yirramboi Festival.

6 signature projects for 2025 YIRRAMBOI festival

Cross-arts First Nations festival announces artist commissions that will define its 2025 event.

A canvas painting of gradations of different shades of blue.

Exhibition review: Paula Irene Payne, Logan Art Gallery

In her collage approach to depicting wetlands and tidal zones, Paula Irene Payne pays homage to Brett Whiteley.

A crowd gathering outside No Vacancy. People standing outside with a glass window behind them with the words ‘NO VACANCY’.

No Vacancy: a gallery hiding in plain sight

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, No Vacancy is driving a new type of art appreciation.

emerging artist award 2024 finalists' exhibition at fortyfivedownstaris, Melbourne. Paintings, sculptures and installations inside a spacious gallery with white walls and dark wooden floor.

Exhibition review: Emerging Artist Award 2024, fortyfivedownstairs

Topical and engaging, the Emerging Artist Award showcases early-career talent regardless of age.

Lighting designer Paul Jackson nominated in the 2024 APDG Awards for 'Do Not Go Gentle', Sydney Theatre Company. A stage set lit in blue light depicting a group of five people huddling and finding their way in a harsh snowy landscape.

Opportunities and awards

Matched funding opportunities, plus shortlist and nominees unveiled for Emerging Writers' Awards, Art Music Awards, National Architecture Awards and Bowness…

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