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After everything was destroyed by floods, National Art School steps up for students
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After everything was destroyed by floods, National Art School steps up for students

The NAS has donated a host of art materials and workshops to the young student artists of Lismore, months after their works were destroyed by floods.

  • by Lenny Ann Low

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In this empty shop, two artists opened a window to a dystopian future

In this empty shop, two artists opened a window to a dystopian future

The Metaverse Store sells injectable emotions and cyberspace spaceships and comes with a warning about where technology is heading.

  • by Nick Miller
She hacked an old knitting machine to weave the universe into a work of art

She hacked an old knitting machine to weave the universe into a work of art

A decade ago Melbourne software engineer Sarah Spencer began an unlikely project that has ended up with her huge woollen star map on show at the State Library.

  • by Nick Miller
Wendy Whiteley: ‘I want to be remembered with affection’

Wendy Whiteley: ‘I want to be remembered with affection’

Had Wendy Whiteley had “zillions” of grandchildren, the structure of her estate might have been very different.

  • by Linda Morris
Lightscape festival to mesmerise at Botanic Gardens
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Lightscape festival to mesmerise at Botanic Gardens

As the sun goes down, the Royal Botanic Gardens are lighting up for a new festival called Lightscape.

  • by Chloe Booker
Artist Atong Atem: ‘Black women saved my life, I would say’

Artist Atong Atem: ‘Black women saved my life, I would say’

The South Sudanese-Australian photographer talks about why she no longer needs Centrelink’s number, her evolving religious views and her daily self-esteem mantra.

  • by Benjamin Law
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There’s an Archibald winner’s artwork hiding in this room, and it could be yours for $100

There’s an Archibald winner’s artwork hiding in this room, and it could be yours for $100

The Incognito Art Show isn’t just for art aficionados, but a keen eye helps – especially if you’re looking to scoop up the work of Blak Douglas.

  • by Anthony Segaert
This Picasso show gives you all the clues to find the man behind the myth

This Picasso show gives you all the clues to find the man behind the myth

Picasso was seen as the progenitor of modern art: prolific, audacious, revolutionary, passionate, intuitive, a metaphorical matador with a licence to be cruel.

  • by Robert Nelson
‘I was taken aback by what he told me’: how two very different men became mates

‘I was taken aback by what he told me’: how two very different men became mates

Filmmaker Ryan Gaskett met Leigh Conkie, a chain-smoking chainsaw sculptor, 10 years ago. An unlikely friendship developed.

  • by Robyn Doreian
The private pains – and joys – of playing Harry Potter

The private pains – and joys – of playing Harry Potter

Gareth Reeves, who plays Harry Potter on stage, has a shoulder strapped together with elastic tape. His physio likens his injuries to those “typical of trapeze artists”.

  • by Nick Miller
Rugby league is art, and the arts community could learn a few lessons from it

Rugby league is art, and the arts community could learn a few lessons from it

State of Origin versus the Sydney Film Festival: a debate that’s been foisted upon us by a poorly scheduled clash on Wednesday night.

  • by Osman Faruqi