Quentin Sprague is a Geelong-based writer, and author of The Stranger Artist.
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A space of one’s own
Histories personal and national inform Helen Johnson’s large-scale canvases
The possibilities of flux at the TarraWarra International
Five Australian and international artists engage with history, impermanence and decay
Two approaches to abstraction
Exhibitions by Brent Harris and Karl Wiebke reinforce how abstract painting can both beguile and explore big questions
What is art for anyway?
Ian Potter Museum for Art’s ‘Vertigo Sea’ and ‘I was born in Indonesia’ are very different answers to the same question
ACCA’s exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art was a long overdue success
Archives are us
The collected wisdom of Patrick Pound and Brook Andrew at NGV
A moveable feast
What does it take to transform the National Gallery of Australia into the Palace of Versailles?
Lynette Wallworth’s ‘Collisions’ brings virtual reality to the Western Desert
Artist Jan Senbergs prepares for his NGV retrospective
Bringing them home
The National Museum of Australia’s ‘Encounters’ and the politics of collection
The extraordinary Mrs Gabori
The meteoric career of Kaiadilt painter Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda
Matthew Barney’s ‘River of Fundament’
Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (until 13 April 2015)
National Gallery of Victoria’s ‘Melbourne Now’
Melbourne Now, the NGV’s ambitious exhibition of the city’s contemporary art and related disciplines, has been a varied undertaking. This is partly because contemporary art, unlike modern art before it, presents no unified front. Or, put …
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