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Image of artwork by Vivienne Binns, Captain Cook in spinifex green (detail), 2002, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 62.6 x 100.5 cm, private collection, Canberra. © Vivienne Binns. Photo: Zan Wimberley

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‘Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface’ at the MCA

The major survey of work by the pioneering feminist artist reveals her preoccupations with the body and abstraction

Image of Daniel Boyd, ‘Untitled (TBOMB)’, 2020

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Mission statement: Daniel Boyd’s ‘Treasure Island’

An AGNSW exhibition traces the development of the Indigenous artist’s idiosyncratic technique, which questions ideas of perception

Image of Fonofono o le nuanua: Patches of the rainbow (After Gauguin), 2020. Image courtesy of Yuki Kihara and Milford Galleries, Aotearoa New Zealand

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The dream machine: The 59th Venice Biennale

Curator Cecilia Alemani’s long overdue Biennale overwhelmingly features female artists and champions indigenous voices and other minorities

Pablo Picasso, Figures by the sea (Figures au bord de la mer), January 12, 1931, oil on canvas, 130.0 × 195.0 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris. © Succession Picasso/Copyright Agency, 2022. Photo: © RMN - Grand Palais - Mathieu Rabeau

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‘The Picasso Century’ at the NGV

The NGV’s exhibition offers a fascinating history of the avant-garde across the Spanish artist’s lifetime

Robert Fielding, Western Arrernte and Yankunytjatjara peoples, ‘Graveyards In Between’, 2017

Standing and ceremony: The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial

Themed around ‘Ceremony’, the NGA exhibition provides a moving examination of what it means to be Indigenous in 2022

Detail of Anne Wallace’s ‘She is’ (2001)

A new kind of history: ‘Know My Name’

A radical exhibition of women artists at the NGA draws wondrous connections across time and between disciplines

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, ‘Dibirdibi country’ (2008

Art heist: The landmark conviction of an Aboriginal art centre’s manager

The jailing of Mornington Island Art’s chief executive for dishonest dealing has shone a light on ethics and colonialism in the Indigenous art world

Image of Stanislava Pinchuk with her work The Wine Dark Sea in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo © Saul Steed

Altered states: Adelaide Biennial 2022

Sebastian Goldspink’s curation, titled ‘Free/State’, doesn’t quite measure up to expectations

Image of Ken Whisson’s ‘Seven Humans, One Vehicle and Three Birds’, 2020, oils on linen canvas, 96 x 105cm. Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy, Melbourne. Private collection, Sydney. Exhibited Ken Whisson 2021, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, 13–30 October, 2021. © Estate of Ken Whisson. Image courtesy of Niagara Galleries.

Ken Whisson: A life made in art

The late Australian painter offered a profound example of how to forge a path as an artist

Image of NFT monkey art by Mininyx Doodle

Market of the apes: NFTs and digital art

NFTs have transformed the art market, but artificial intelligence might transform art itself