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Melbourne art fair survives restrictions by launching satellites

Melbourne art fair survives restrictions by launching satellites

Spring1883 was to have set up booths of contemporary art in a hotel, instead it is online and in galleries across the city.

  • by Nick Miller

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The cruel blow that has left a generation of artists reeling

The cruel blow that has left a generation of artists reeling

Sam Jinks is one of many artists forced to shift shows online or indefinitely postpone creative projects during lockdown. Some artists’ careers may never recover.

  • by Linda Morris
The ‘failed heavy metal drummer’ whose lasers light up the brain

The ‘failed heavy metal drummer’ whose lasers light up the brain

Melbourne artist Robin Fox transformed an Adelaide cultural institution into a psychadelic experiment in the unconscious fusion of sound and light.

  • by Nick Miller
Capturing unexpected moments has two Herald photographers up for awards

Capturing unexpected moments has two Herald photographers up for awards

Shots of a girl amongst camels and an emu in Broken Hill are finalists for the Australian Life prize.

  • by Garry Maddox
What powered that piece was the love: Young Archies 2021

What powered that piece was the love: Young Archies 2021

Self-portraits and images of family dominate this year’s Young Archie awards, the national portrait prize for children and teens held alongside the Archibald.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
How modernist queen Frances Burke kept wartime Australia looking fabulous

How modernist queen Frances Burke kept wartime Australia looking fabulous

Frocks were rationed and loungerooms looked dull but the Melbourne designer was here to help.

  • by Janice Breen Burns
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Here one day, gone the next: artist Jeremy Deller drops in on Melbourne

Here one day, gone the next: artist Jeremy Deller drops in on Melbourne

The award-winning British conceptual artist’s latest work will last just 12 hours.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Found in the divorce tidy-up: Forgotten works of an artists’ commune

Found in the divorce tidy-up: Forgotten works of an artists’ commune

Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and Rod Stewart hung out at Marden Hill House. But the real legacy was the work of the DANAD design collective.

  • by Ginny Dougary
Were Fragonard’s paintings too erotic? A closer look at one of art’s enigmas
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Were Fragonard’s paintings too erotic? A closer look at one of art’s enigmas

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was acclaimed for his erotic masterpieces before the French Revolution. A new book explores why his career come to an abrupt end.

  • by John McDonald
‘It was just like being on Mars’: The prize-winning image that says so much

‘It was just like being on Mars’: The prize-winning image that says so much

Sydney photographer Joel B. Pratley has won this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize.

  • by Nick Galvin
It’s infecting art:  COVID and single use objects highlighted in new art prize

It’s infecting art: COVID and single use objects highlighted in new art prize

Masks are saving lives, but the threat that single-use items like them pose to the environment is highlighted in the northern beaches’ first ever Environmental Art and Design Prize.

  • by Julie Power