Art

An exhibition showcases a painter who took an untrodden path though a familiar landscape
By Sophie Cunningham
Image of Tony Matelli, Josh (2010)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, until 18 February 2018
By Miriam Cosic
Histories personal and national inform Helen Johnson’s large-scale canvases
By Quentin Sprague
Image of Gerhard Richter, September (Ed. 139)
Gerhard Richter’s GOMA exhibition finds beauty in banality, meaning in the arbitrary
By Sebastian Smee
This retrospective raises questions about how consciousness affects memory and experience
By Kali Myers
Image of installation view of Mira Gojak / Elizabeth Newman at Neon Parc
‘Mira Gojak / Elizabeth Newman’ illustrates the possibilities for curated shows in commercial galleries
By Quentin Sprague
Exhibitions by Brent Harris and Karl Wiebke reinforce how abstract painting can both beguile and explore big questions
By Quentin Sprague
Still from Cao Fei’s Rumba II: Nomad
Five Australian and international artists engage with history, impermanence and decay
By Quentin Sprague
Illustration
Take a walk through the TarraWarra Museum of Art’s International exhibition
By Patrick Witton
Illustration
The Artful Dodgers Studios is a haven for young artists and musicians
By Jaye Kranz
Ian Strange’s latest exhibition, ‘ISLAND’, explores our complex relationship with the family home
By Richard King
Reko Rennie, ‘OA_RR’ (detail), 2017
‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia
By Sebastian Smee
Australia’s Tracey Moffatt leads the way at the 57th Venice Biennale
By Julie Ewington
Image of Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, Parnngurr Area, 2013
Mapping and minding shared lands
By Kim Mahood
Ian Potter Museum for Art’s ‘Vertigo Sea’ and ‘I was born in Indonesia’ are very different answers to the same question
By Quentin Sprague
Image of ‘Snow-covered Field with a Harrow (After Millet)’
‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ at the National Gallery of Victoria
By Sebastian Smee
ACCA’s exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art was a long overdue success
By Quentin Sprague
Image of Rose Nolan, Big Words – To keep going, breathing helps (circle work), 2016–17
What does ‘The National’ say about contemporary Australian art?
By Julie Ewington

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