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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.

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.

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…

Photograph of Australian bush with white birds and artwork in landscape.

$1.2 million boost for public art recognising women

The Victorian Government has committed funds to public art focused on women in Victoria.

2026 Adelaide Biennial curator Ellie Buttrose. A middle-aged woman with pale skin and short cropped brown hair, wearing red lipstick, an orange shirt and black blazer. She is looking off to the side of the camera and smiling.

2026 Adelaide Biennial recruits Ellie Buttrose as curator

The role will be a victorious homecoming for curator Ellie Buttrose after she assisted the Golden Lion-winning Archie Moore at…

Two meerkats - it looks like one is whispering a secret to the other.

This week's arts news and trending topics

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

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.

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…

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