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‘At last she is being heard’: Valerie Strong, matriarch of the Olsen family, has first solo exhibition

‘At last she is being heard’: Valerie Strong, matriarch of the Olsen family, has first solo exhibition

The artistic dynasty has, for the most part, revolved around the glittering orb that is the career of John Olsen.

  • by Linda Morris

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Provocative artist Richard Bell’s message rings like a clarion call
Opinion
Review

Provocative artist Richard Bell’s message rings like a clarion call

One of the Indigenous artist’s favourite tactics has been to turn the tables on white paternalism. His retrospective show at the MCA issues many challenges.

  • by John McDonald
Access all areas: the Australian photographer celebrities embraced

Access all areas: the Australian photographer celebrities embraced

Robert Rosen was a fixture in London’s clubs and catwalks and on the Sydney social scene in the 1980s and ’90s. But don’t call him part of the paparazzi.

  • by Lee Tulloch
The stunning art at the heart of the COVID-19 virus

The stunning art at the heart of the COVID-19 virus

A new exhibition of art created by medical researchers reveals the beauty inside the diseases and parasites that assail us.

  • by Nick Miller
Movies, museums, festivals, theatre: everything you can do in Sydney from now on

Movies, museums, festivals, theatre: everything you can do in Sydney from now on

We’ve compiled the ultimate list of cultural events to keep you entertained for the rest of the year.

  • by Nicole Elphick
Millions for a half-shredded Banksy? The art market has lost the plot
Opinion
Visual art

Millions for a half-shredded Banksy? The art market has lost the plot

One might go even further and say Banksy’s entire career is a gravity-defying absurdity, which he plays like a violin.

  • by John McDonald
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What’s behind the fascination with dancing skeletons?
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Review

What’s behind the fascination with dancing skeletons?

In Medieval times when the plague came knocking there was no point in brooding on your fate. The Dance of Death was a release from tension.

  • by John McDonald
Museums shake off the cobwebs as they prepare to welcome visitors

Museums shake off the cobwebs as they prepare to welcome visitors

From Monday, the covers will be pulled off exhibitions with interiors gleaming from spring-cleaning and renovations that took place during the emptiness of lockdown.

  • by Linda Morris
Bored apes and cool cats: How NFTs have become million-dollar status symbols

Bored apes and cool cats: How NFTs have become million-dollar status symbols

Digital art, also known as non-fungible tokens, is opening up a virtual world of opportunities for artists – and it’s selling out in minutes.

  • by Mark White
Antiquities dealer pleads guilty for role in sale of looted items

Antiquities dealer pleads guilty for role in sale of looted items

Nancy Wiener has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and possession of stolen property in connection with the trafficking of looted treasures – some of which were purchased by the National Gallery of Australia.

  • by Tom Mashberg
No audience? The show goes on for performance artists in lockdown

No audience? The show goes on for performance artists in lockdown

Photographer Dominic Lorrimer captured how dancers, acrobats and aerialists are maintaining their crafts during Sydney’s shutdown.

  • by Nick Galvin and Dominic Lorrimer