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Please touch: ‘tactile’ at Penrith Regional Gallery

“For now, the gallery rules have changed: ‘please don’t touch’ does not apply. Reach out and gently, carefully, delicately make contact.”

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Bronwen Williams: ‘In-audibility, in-visibility’

Nadia Odlum, reporting from the darkness…

Chance Forms: Kate Vassallo at Wellington St Projects

“Similarly, small faults or errors, be it a wobble in the line, a momentary mistake in the order of colours, or a crease in the paper, can make the artist feel like there is a blight on an otherwise pristine arrangement…”

Ecstatic, Hysterical, Profound: Pipilotti Rist’s ‘Sip My Ocean’

“I tried using the room map to work out what I was looking at but in the end just gave in to the thrill of it all.”

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

As the producer of the most expensive work available by a living artist in Europe, Gerhard Richter is also among the most searched artists online.

Impossibly beautiful, idyllically decaying: Venice Biennale 2017

“I had expected all the art at the Biennale to be totally astounding. If this was the Olympics, we were seeing the best of the best, right?”

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman 2017: A cup of tea and a lie down

The tension between traditional portraits and works that sit at the limits of what most people consider a portrait is the friction that fires up the whole engine of the prize.

The Getting of Wisdom: Song Dong’s ‘I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’

“On the top floor is the astonishing ‘At Fifty, I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’. Fifty identical dolls with porcelain heads intended to represent Song himself, and referencing a favourite childhood toy, are engaged in every activity imaginable: reading, cooking, eating, driving, peeing and sleeping, even lying face down in a playful reference to Song Dong’s 1996 performance, ‘Breathing, Tiananmen Square’…”

You’d Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK

“Is it only a week since Hong Kong?”

Someone Thought This Was A Good Idea

You may not like whatever you see here but ultimately it will be good for you.