Australia

Vast ‘fish fence’ takes centre stage at Melbourne’s NGV Triennial

A team of Aboriginal women artists, working in Australia's far north, spent two years weaving the 100m-long work from local plant material

After referendum defeat, Indigenous Australian artists reclaim their voice in Adelaide

The Tarnanthi art festival features more than 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

Clothes swap among highlights as Sculpture by the Sea celebrates 25 years on Bondi Beach

A melting ice-cream truck that was a crowd-pleaser in 2006, is making a comeback this year

Ahead of major Indigenous rights vote in Australia, Desert Mob Aboriginal art fair welcomes collectors to the Outback

The event, one of the most remote art festivals in the world, features more than 280 artists

National Gallery of Australia investigates whether Indigenous artists had ‘creative control’ over works in new exhibition

An independent review will assess allegations that white studio staff painted on canvases attributed to leading Aboriginal artists

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Barry Humphries, art lover, artist and creator of Dame Edna Everage, who has died, aged 89

Australian comedian and actor was a passionate champion of museums, libraries and the visual arts, and a collector of late 19th-century artists and authors

Greatest hits of Asia Pacific Triennial to tour to London's V&A in 2026

The exhibition is being co-produced with the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, home of the flagship Brisbane festival

A brush withinterview

From an Aboriginal memorial site to the music of Nina Simone: curator Beatrice Gralton on her greatest influences

Senior curator at Australia's Art Gallery of New South Wales discusses her podcast recommendations and her multi-genre music playlist

Hong Kong is back with bang: Art Basel returns and M+ museum makes waves

Plus, art censorship online and Brenda L. Croft's photos of fellow First Nations Australian women

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Melbourne family whose house museum has welcomed thousands will give the building and its huge art collection to the public

The Lyon Housemuseum first opened its doors to the public in 2009 and features an array of Australian contemporary works

First Nations artist Archie Moore to represent Australia at 2024 Venice Biennale

The exhibition, curated by Ellie Buttrose of the Queensland Art Gallery’s Gallery of Modern Art, will be the third in the Australian pavilion selected via an open call process

‘Enema of the state’: Aboriginal artist Richard Bell on his protest pieces heading to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Works going on show include a ticker tape calculating what the British government owes Indigenous Australians for use of their country during colonisation

'This land has an important history': Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA on their design for the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The designers behind the New Museum in New York and the Louvre-Lens talk about their latest project in Sydney

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Sydneyfeature

Must-see arts and culture in Sydney: from a farmers market in a railway workshop to a walk through the city's Indigenous heritage

As the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens its long-awaited expansion, we look at the city's other cultural highlights

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Sneak peek: see inside Australia's newest museum expansion, neighbouring Sydney's famous opera house

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has been expanded with a new building by Japanese architects SANAA, while new displays will push Australia's Indigenous artists to the fore

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A vast forest of concrete columns: the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens new gallery in a disused oil tank

A once-hidden relic of the Second World War by Sydney's harbour has been turned into an underground exhibition space

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Sydney museum turns underground Second World War oil reservoir into dramatic new gallery space

The Tank is part of the Sydney Modern extension at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, due to open in December

Aboriginal art to take centre stage at $225m expansion of Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Sydney Modern Project—due to open in December—is the Australian city’s largest cultural development since the creation of its opera house

Australian art dealer goes on the run after allegedly ripping off emerging artists

The art dealer Tristian Koenig is accused of selling works by emerging artists and making off with the profits

The year of Australia's corporate art sell off? Major pension fund latest to liquidate collection

The Construction and Building Unions Superannuation fund hopes to net $6.3m from auctioning its works with Deutscher and Hackett’s in Melbourne

Art theftfeature

The shocking story of a Picasso painting that was brazenly stolen and held at ransom by the 'Australian Cultural Terrorists'

Weeping Woman is one of the star works in the new exhibition Picasso Century at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria

Prizesnews

SJ Norman wins Australia's Blake Prize for diptych of scarification ritual

The prize recognises a live performance in which the artist was slashed 147 times, addressing the disproportionate incarceration and custody deaths of First Nations people

How Donatello changed art history forever

Plus, the Biennale of Sydney looks at the rights of rivers and Eduardo Navarro’s seed installation opens in London

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If a polluted river could speak, what would it say? Sydney Biennale gives waterways a voice

Event’s artistic director says bodies of water “will be represented by ancestral custodians or contemporary custodians that will speak on their behalf”

'The damage is incomprehensible': toll of Australia floods on cultural precinct of Lismore

Floodwaters rose to second-floor ceiling of Lismore Regional Gallery, at the “epicentre” of the disaster for the New South Wales town

Ukrainian-born artist Stanislava Pinchuk unveils poignant work on the refugee experience at the Adelaide Biennial

Marble work, which intertwines texts from Homer's Odyssey with leaked documents on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres, touches on the "universal experience of having to leave home through turmoil"

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art highlights ‘marginalised artists on the precipice of being the next establishment’

Exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia opening today aims to provoke discussions around Aboriginal heritage