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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…

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…

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…

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…

A town hall event will audience and colourful lighting in room. City of Sydney.
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What a $20 million lifeline for Sydney’s cultural life buys

‘Our creative workforce increasingly can’t afford to live or work here,’ Clover Moore, Lord Mayor. ArtsHub look at the City…

woman in hi-vis vest standing inside sculpture. Lindy Lee
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How do you move a 13-tonne sculpture?

Lindy Lee's enormous $14 million sculpture ‘Ouroboros’ makes its way to Canberra with a police escort across three states.

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