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Jordan Wolfson, ‘Body Sculpture’ (detail), 2023

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Call to arms: Jordan Wolfson’s ‘Body Sculpture’

The NGA’s newest acquisition, a controversial American artist’s animatronic steel cube, fuses abstraction with classical figure sculpture

Image of Agnieszka Pilat with robot dog, in front of painted wall

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The rule of threes: NGV Triennial

The sprawling show’s exploration of technologies and pressing politics takes in artificial intelligence and deep-fake photojournalism

Emily Kam Kngwarray, Anmatyerr people, not titled [detail], 1981

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A clear view: Emily Kam Kngwarray at the NGA

A major exhibition of the late Anmatyerr desert painter is welcome, but the influence of the rapacious art market on Aboriginal art is inescapable

Overhead photograph of car spinning in red desert, inscribing spirals in the dust

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White walls taken Blak: The art of Reko Rennie

The Kamilaroi multi-disciplinary artist’s spectacular works bridge contemporary and ancient traditions

Untitled, 1990, oil pastel on paper

Blank stare: The drawings of Elizabeth Newman

The minimalist works of this Melbourne-based artist derive from her pursuit of the most authentic and primitive expression

Detail of Pierre Bonnard, ‘Coffee’, 1915, oil on canvas, showing woman at table drinking coffee with dog on lap standing front legs on table

Emotional virtue: ‘Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi’ and ‘Rembrandt: True to Life’

Concurrent exhibitions at the NGV survey the intense realism of Rembrandt and the emotional power of colour harnessed by Pierre Bonnard

Dancing performers in ‘Manifesto’ at the Sydney Festival, with drummers on risers behind

Movers and shakers: Dance at the Sydney Festival

While Sydney Festival director Olivia Ansell’s program appeared dance-heavy, it revealed rich developments in collaboration across art forms

Close-up of two crude plaster figurines of young men

Terracotta worriers: Linda Marrinon

The Australian artist’s brilliant, cack-handed plaster and terracotta figurines recall ancient Greek statuettes, and possess a similar aura of inauthenticity

Installation view, ‘Clearing’

The artist in space: Simryn Gill’s ‘Clearing’

A new commission for AGNSW’s Sydney Modern showcases the artist’s dedication to bearing witness

Detail of Cressida Campbell’s ‘Still life with electric fan’, 1997

A close, careful looking: The work of Cressida Campbell

A new NGA exhibition of the Australian artist’s meticulous paintings should deliver her from local obscurity