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Why is a Holden Torana next to a Henry Ottmann? Image: 'Namedropping' installation view at Mona. Photo: Mona/Jesse Hunniford. A car and a painting sit in juxtaposition across two starkly different exhibition spaces.
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Mona's big flex – how David Walsh wrote himself into the books

'Namedropping' is an all-consuming exhibition about questioning status, but by doing so, Mona owner David Walsh has cunningly bolstered his…

Washington DC. A gallery space with large red and white installation of phrases, including WHOSE BODY? and WHOSE BELIEFS? diagonally up the sides of escalators and WHOSE POWER? on the back wall. Another incomplete sentence is on the floor, and a young boy looks on with his back to us from the bottom left corner of the frame.
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Postcard from Washington DC

ArtsHub takes a trip to the US capital, and finds much more than politics...

Gallery gift shop. Wooden box opened to reveal a brass sextant inside.
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Exit through the gift shop

There's an undeniable link between the art and the commercial in gallery stores. ArtsHub takes a look at some of…

Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+. Photo: Winnie Yeung @ Visual Voices. Image: Courtesy M+, Hong Kong. Raffel against a green tiled architectural background. She is a middle-aged woman with long black and grey hair, wearing red lipstick and smiling at the camera. She is dressed in a black blazer with a white flower brooch.
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Building a contemporary museum: learnings with Suhanya Raffel

From studying art history in Sydney to helming the Asia Pacific Triennial in Queensland and now leading Hong Kong’s M+,…

Woman in blue suit outside Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. To the right of her is a huge patterned arrow on the wall pointing down to the ground.
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When you need to change to get it right

The MCA has worked with its challenges – and in sync with museum trends globally – to rethink its future.…

‘Fit for a King: Vincent Jenden Reimagines The Johnston Collection’. Photo: ArtsHub. An elaborate lounge room with elegant decor. The walls are painted a light pastel green and artworks are hang across the walls and antique furniture is on display.
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6 Easter eggs to find at The Johnston Collection

ArtsHub reveals some hidden gems with quirky stories that can be found in 'Fit for a King: Vincent Jenden Reimagines…

open suitcase with research books inside.
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Emerging Indigenous cultural workers head abroad

Six Indigenous cultural workers are embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime Fellowship abroad. Who are they?

exterior view of gallery with sunlight
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Culture crisis – can NZ’s museums be saved?

Surfacing reports on the dire future for Aotearoa's cultural institutions only scratch the surface – Andrew Wood digs deeper to…

Jumaadi, ‘Malaikat [Angel I]’, 2019-. Acrylic on buffalo hide. Collection of the artist. Image: Supplied. A detailed work depicting two figures flying with white wings and meeting each other in the centre. They both have two eyes on the side of their heads. In the background is an irregular oval with a circle of trees inside and a white bird on the bottom right corner.
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Forming amicable relations between adversarial nations through art

Australian and Indonesian artists traverse a political divide to find common ground and bring distinct ways of addressing shared concerns.

a montage of sepia toned 18th and 19th century illustrated portraits of 18th and 19th century Australian convicts and First Nations people.
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Major new museum show unshackles convict stories from myth

The exhibition spotlights freedom fighters among Australia’s early convicts to reframe well-worn narratives around their fates as dispossessed victims. Instead,…

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