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Inspiration, the lifeblood of art, in short supply after lockdown

Inspiration, the lifeblood of art, in short supply after lockdown

Melbourne artist and designer Beci Orpin says the pandemic lockdown has severely limited the supply of inspiration.

  • by Nick Miller

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Renovated Australian Museum to re-open with a roar
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Renovated Australian Museum to re-open with a roar

The nation's oldest cultural institution will lift the covers on a $57.5 million facelift next month.

  • by Linda Morris
Art galleries reopen in Melbourne - but only if you're looking to buy
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Art galleries reopen in Melbourne - but only if you're looking to buy

It’s like having been overseas so long you’re homesick, says gallery owner Anna Schwartz.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
The loaded question this artist keeps hearing proves hair is political
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The loaded question this artist keeps hearing proves hair is political

Many people still assume that if you're not white, you're not Australian, says Sabina McKenna, whose art installation explores identity.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Kangaroos and curios in Kennedy's improbable collection
City life

Kangaroos and curios in Kennedy's improbable collection

A week out from the auction, museums and institutions are sizing up significant relics in Trevor Kennedy's 1300-lot collection of Australiana. But it's auctioneer says there's another type of buyer in the ranks.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson
Using movie magic to give the personal touch to interiors
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Using movie magic to give the personal touch to interiors

Her new coffee-table book, Élan, is layered with objects and art, fabrics and furniture, much of it custom designed.

  • by Karen McCartney
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Banksy? I’ve never understood the hype
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Banksy? I’ve never understood the hype

Illustrator and author Oslo Davis counts his top 10 cultural touchstones.

  • by Oslo Davis
No sculpture at Bondi? Manly, Wollombi and Mudgee offer a fix
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No sculpture at Bondi? Manly, Wollombi and Mudgee offer a fix

With the annual Sculpture by the Sea on pause due to coronavirus, the Quarantine station, the Hunter Valley and Mudgee provide alternatives for art lovers.

  • by John McDonald
Arts companies left waiting for federal government funding
Arts

Arts companies left waiting for federal government funding

Money from a $250 million lifeline set aside by the federal government to assist the arts and entertainment sector survive COVID-19 is unlikely to start flowing until close to the end of the year.

  • by Linda Morris
Deborah Kelly is fighting 'truth decay' by inventing a new religion
Performing arts

Deborah Kelly is fighting 'truth decay' by inventing a new religion

To save the world from Trump, climate deniers and crackpots, it's time for a new belief system. One Sydney artist has come up with a creative solution.

  • by Nick Galvin
Merger of state's museums and archives a step closer
Sydney

Merger of state's museums and archives a step closer

A parliamentary inquiry has given the green light to plans to bring together two cultural custodians of the state's history.

  • by Linda Morris