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NGV Triennial 2020

With a mix of eye-catching works, the second NGV Triennial blends the avant-garde with the populist

Healing story

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s ‘Spirit’ pays tribute to collaborators

Deep cuts: ‘Small Axe’

Black solidarity is a palpable force throughout Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology

‘Unfinished Business: The art of Gordon Bennett’ at QAGOMA

The artist’s explosive visual language is on show in an engrossing retrospective

Trite Christmas: ‘Happiest Season’

Despite appearances, this queer romcom is straighter than it seems

Currents of joy: Stephen Bram and John Nixon

Overlapping exhibitions by the two abstract artists convey their shared radical modernism

‘Know My Name’ at the National Gallery of Australia

An exhilarating exhibition considers a persistent gender bias in the visual arts

‘The Dry’ directed by Robert Connolly

Eric Bana stars as a troubled investigator dragged back to his home town in a sombre Australian thriller

‘Jack’ by Marilynne Robinson

History and suffering matter in the latest instalment of the American author’s Gilead novels

Ready steady gone

The passing of its figureheads underscores pop music’s waning influence on personal identity

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