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A painting of three young boys with their backs to us. The first one has a red and blue T-shirt and blue shorts. The other two are bare chested with dark-coloured shorts.
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Two meerkats - it looks like one is whispering a secret to the other.
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This week's arts news and trending topics

In case you missed them, here are this week's top arts news stories.

'Duty of Care' installation view at IMA. Featuring three industrial sized tubs filled with an aqua liquid and a yellow and red poster diagonally behind the tubs.
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Exhibition review: Duty of Care – Part One, IMA

Bold works critically examine the ugly side of care and, perhaps, the possibility of redemption.

Mount Isa Mines Indigenous Rodeo Championships brings together riders and artists. A First nations man riding on a horse inside rodeo grounds while holding an Aboriginal flag.
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Rodeo unites First Nations riders and artists

A series of experiences at Kiakati arts and culture precinct have been programmed for the Mount Isa Mines Indigenous Rodeo…

‘Built Photography’ installation view at MAPh, featuring a print hanging from a scaffold on the right hand side, printed photographic images leaning against a wall and fabric printed pieces on the ground.
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Exhibition review: Built Photography, MAPh

An exhibition challenging the spatial and conceptual 'flatness' of photography.

Imogen Batt-Doyle, winner of The Cloncurry Poetry Prize 2024 with an ode to the Outback. Photo: Supplied. A person squatting on the peak of a mountain with the sun setting in the background.
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Opportunities and awards

Residency to create site-responsive work inside chic hotel, winners of Bush Music Fund, crime book finalists, and more!

Red coloured photographic portrait of a man from mid 19th century. Gauguin
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Everything other than Gauguin: addressing the dilemma

We listen, we learn, we ponder, we argue with ourselves and, hopefully by the end of it, we gain a…

'Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses' at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Photo: Supplied. A darkened room with mannequins displaying vibrant garments with floral patterns.
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Dutch designer’s leap of faith in Australia pays off

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen first visited Australia for skydiving aged 17. Now the creative mastermind has brought a…

Gallery with cement floors and colour landscape paintings. Arthur Boyd.
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Exhibition review: Wilder Times, Bundanon

What were you doing in 1984? This exhibition positions Arthur Boyd's iconic landscapes alongside other artists of the day.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival. A negative black and white image of a clock is projected onto the side of a building. Cars are parked in front. Behind colourful projections appear on the side of tall blocks of flats.
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Gertrude Street Projection Festival stumbles

The annual projection festival will not go ahead this year, amid concerns over continued insufficient funding.

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