Australian politics, society & culture


The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building. © Andrew Worssam
Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
By David Neustein
Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
By David Neustein
Tammy Wynette (2014) by Linda Marrinon
Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten
By The Monthly
The 'Augmented Australia' app in action. © Alexander Mayes Photography
At the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘Augmented Australia’ fails to impress
By David Neustein
North Bondi SLC and surrounds. © Anthony Browell
Reinventing an Aussie icon
By David Neustein
Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten
By The Monthly
Drawing by Barrie Marshall of the winning Australian pavilion design. Image courtesy of Denton Corker Marshall.
Denton Corker Marshall’s design for Australia’s new Venice Biennale pavilion
By Deyan Sudjic
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Docklands and the Broken Wheel
By Robyn Annear
Daniel Crooks, 'Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement)', 2009–10, exhibited as part of 'Marking Time' at the MCA. Courtesy of the artist
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
By Drusilla Modjeska
© Chris Harvey
Lindsay & Kerry Clare - ‘Gallery of Modern Art’, Queensland, 2006
By Haig Beck
The members of Ten Part Invention, founded by John Pochée (third from right).
Ten Part Invention - ‘Unidentified Spaces’, 2001
By John Clare
Glenn Murcutt with a model of the house he built for Banduk Marika at Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, 2009. © Jim Trifyllis/Newspix
Meeting Glenn Murcutt
By Peter Robb
Mary Finister at work. © Michael Amendolia
Meeting Mary Finsterer
By Andrew Ford
A rock mural of pecked fish, dolphins and turtles found in the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. Images throughout essay from Mike Donaldson's 'Burrup Rock Art', Freemantle Press, 2010. © Mike Donaldson
The Destruction of Burrup Rock Art
By Robyn Davidson
'Brisbane' by Matthew Condon, UNSW Press, 312pp; $29.95
By John Birmingham