Elizabeth Fortescue

Ai Weiwei makes triumphant return to Sydney to open biennial

Giant refugee lifeboat is one of two works by Chinese dissident artist in the Biennale of Sydney

Ron Mueckgallery

In pictures: Ron Mueck's biggest-ever installation

Mass, an arrangement of 100 fibreglass and resin skulls, is a highlight of the National Gallery of Victoria's inaugural triennial

Top Australian donors pull funding from Venice Biennale

Funders are furious about plans to exclude them from selecting the artist to represent the country

Shepard Fairey talks street art in Sydney—and reveals which word he would have put on a Hillary poster

The US artist was in Australia to create his largest-ever mural, a 44-metre-tall message of “peace and harmony”

No costumes needed for Xavier Le Roy’s new work

Arts patron John Kaldor helps bring six-hour performance to Sydney

Sydney Biennale takes on race issues with tent embassy

Richard Bell’s homage to the 1972 Aboriginal protest site will host speakers from black activist groups

Betty Churcher: educator and director of the National Gallery of Australia

“I was determined that Australians would get to see the very best… these wonderful Caravaggios and Correggios and Titians and Tintorettos”


Australian forgeries to be destroyed

Fakes were purported to be by Charles Blackman and Robert Dickerson

Shaun Gladwell on life in Afghanistan

The Australian artist’s three-week sojourn with troops will form basis of new work


Shaun Gladwell sets off for Afghanistan as Australia’s official war artist

He is creating video and photographic works to document the conflict