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‘They didn’t get it’: ’60s ‘shocker’ Vivienne Binns outlasts her scandalised critics

‘They didn’t get it’: ’60s ‘shocker’ Vivienne Binns outlasts her scandalised critics

‘Pure obscene horror’ was one reaction to her first solo exhibition. Now recognised as a trailblazer, the feminist artist is enjoying a major retrospective.

  • by Andrew Stephens

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Australian startup aims to make the weird world of NFT art ‘less crap’

Australian startup aims to make the weird world of NFT art ‘less crap’

The hyper-kinetic online world of NFT art is full of basic, cartoonish Bored Apes, Cryptopunks and CryptoKitties. What if there was good art there, too?

  • by Nick Miller
Single page from Spider-Man comic sets auction record

Single page from Spider-Man comic sets auction record

The page from Secret Wars No. 8, which sold for almost $5m, reveals the origin of Spidey’s black suit.

The surprising art show that came from a polluted harbour cave

The surprising art show that came from a polluted harbour cave

Two Sydney artists have turned the detritus they recovered crawling onto their stomachs into a new exhibition. “We got very good at being filthy.”

  • by Elizabeth Fortescue
This show is one of the most beautiful presentations of 2022

This show is one of the most beautiful presentations of 2022

Two rooms of art at the Powerhouse Museum provide an invitation for a deep and lengthy meditation.

  • by John McDonald
That’s my dad! Wonky elbow rings a bell in painting of local footy team

That’s my dad! Wonky elbow rings a bell in painting of local footy team

The Lin Onus exhibition at Shepparton Art Museum has been a six-year journey of love and connection.

  • by Andrew Stephens
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Why conservatives, not just lefty luvvies, care about arts funding

Why conservatives, not just lefty luvvies, care about arts funding

A campaign due to hit social media at the end of the month aims to make arts funding a major issue for voters in marginal seats at the upcoming federal election.

  • by Nick Miller
How well do you know the Art Gallery of NSW? Try this quick quiz
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How well do you know the Art Gallery of NSW? Try this quick quiz

Sydney’s oldest gallery is now 150 years old, but how well do you know it and the art inside?

  • by Steven Miller
A spectacle worth seeing: celebrating the vitality of women artists
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A spectacle worth seeing: celebrating the vitality of women artists

The National Gallery’s Know My Name 2 is full of strong works by Australian women artists and clever juxtapositions. But for tougher stuff, try Anne Marsh’s book on feminist art.

  • by John McDonald
Gene Simmons, Emile Sherman among big names opposing Sydney Festival boycott

Gene Simmons, Emile Sherman among big names opposing Sydney Festival boycott

An open letter says the action turns the festival from “an opportunity for unity into a weapon of division”.

  • by Garry Maddox and Billie Eder
If you go into the gardens today, expect some odd (but arty) behaviour

If you go into the gardens today, expect some odd (but arty) behaviour

With app in hand, Melburnians can enter an augmented, immersive gallery, courtesy of some of the world’s leading contemporary artists.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury