Australian politics, society & culture


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
Robert Hughes in his SoHo loft, 2008. © David Howells/Corbis
Robert Hughes’s 'Rome'
By Peter Conrad
John Burtt, 'Batman's Treaty with the Aborigines at Merri Creek, 6th June 1835', c.1875. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.
James Boyce’s '1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia'
By Malcolm Turnbull