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Rodney Pople’s Imagined Histories

In advance of the opening of Rodney Pople’s new series Shell Shocked at Australian Galleries in Sydney, Andrew Frost’s full and unexpurgated essay for the show tackles the controversial painter’s take on the mythology of ANZAC…

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It’s Archi time, Bell in Venice, space art, a living wage for artists + more!
We Need to Talk About the Archibald Prize…

Eliza Underwood takes a look at the perennial problem of Australia’s most popular annual art contest…

From the crypt, Empyrean, reassessing artists, excavating earthworks, Kubrick, being rich is awesome, mega city one + more!
Steve Warburton: history, ambiguity, monuments

In advance of his new solo show at Melbourne’s Tacit gallery, Steve Warburton talks about ambiguity, metaphor and history…

MONA in full effect, art life before social media, giant cheese wall, keep your stinking charity + more!
Good Friday Degustation: insiders outsiders, remembering the past, lizards in Sale, pulp Bowie, servo sunsets, and more!
Castlemainia: making regional arts festivals work

Art Life editor Andrew Frost likes to drive very long distances to see art. What he found in Castlemaine Victoria offers a few clues how regional arts events can reshape Australian art…

Nirin goodness, art policy badness, giant novelty cheques, living the art life, bush painter wisdom + more…
Museums, art fairs, nationalism, photogenic drawings, epicurean adventures + dead malls…

Fruit and meat don’t mix, except melon and prosciutto!