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In a dry landscape, this haunting Drysdale could set a new record

In a dry landscape, this haunting Drysdale could set a new record

The 1941 painting 'Going to the Pictures' depicts drought and pride in the Australian outback, and is tipped to become the artist's most valued work.

  • by Nick Miller

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The 1983 painting that prophetically captured our corona days
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The 1983 painting that prophetically captured our corona days

Suburban Interior reflects our iso reality, and that's partly why Geelong Gallery's Jason Smith chose it as a favourite artwork.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Watching art in the act of creation: a mesmerising joy
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Watching art in the act of creation: a mesmerising joy

Watching artists at work on social media is entertaining huge audiences and proving a commercial opportunity for artists.

  • by Caroline Zielinski
Thank you for looking after us: Melbourne's tribute to unsung heroes
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Thank you for looking after us: Melbourne's tribute to unsung heroes

A photo essay featuring portraits of nurses, doctors, clinicians and cleaners sends a message of thanks to the Victorians fighting COVID.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
University art exhibitions are the home of the brave, review finds
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University art exhibitions are the home of the brave, review finds

New research reveals the surprising scope, and value, of university art museums across the country.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Treacherous terrain suited to trying times
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Treacherous terrain suited to trying times

Euan Macleod's latest exhibition is a visceral demonstration of the majestic unpredictability of the landscape.

  • by Chloé Wolifson
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Mischievous art turns stock footage into radical satire
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Mischievous art turns stock footage into radical satire

Laresa Kosloff's thoroughly mischievous film redeploys commercial footage for a timely message about capitalism, consumerism and the environment.

  • by Robert Nelson
Merrick Fry brings a force of concentration to each work
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Merrick Fry brings a force of concentration to each work

Blessed and cursed with colossal skill and a restless temperament, the artist has worked in both abstract and figurative styles.

  • by John McDonald
'A revelation': the standout sculptor creating art with a blowtorch
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'A revelation': the standout sculptor creating art with a blowtorch

Most people know James Rogers' work from Sculptures by the Sea. But there is much more to the Australian artist.

  • by John McDonald
At your peril: the artist who divided Melbourne
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At your peril: the artist who divided Melbourne

Ron Robertson-Swann's Vault - aka the Yellow Peril - unleashed ''all sorts of hell''.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Namatjira stands strong for Archibald with Goodes effort
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Namatjira stands strong for Archibald with Goodes effort

Indigenous artists find prominence in the 2020 prize.

  • by John McDonald