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New Work Friday #214

“Sam Holt’s painting has developed an intensity and muscularity beyond the pared back gestural minimalist approach of former works. The palette has shifted from the pink, blue, green spectrum to a reduced, more neutral, not-­quite monochrome range of blacks, white, grey, sand and silver.”

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Art World Pies: Michael Reid on the new things, and the old

So much of the Australian art world is way too heavily invested in the old. So the new, that which is less understood, causes anxiety and often fear. The cling-on-by-their-nails attitude to an earlier way of doing things is remarkable for an arts industry claiming to be contemporary.

Six and a Half Questions | Baden Pailthorpe

“There is no particular event that the work is based on, but rather a constant stream of fairly considerable shifts in the political/media landscape. Obviously, the election of Donald Trump and the associated emergence of fascism in the United States (sugar coated as the Alt-Right movement) represent a considerable shift in global politics.”

New Work Friday #213

In both intent and purpose, presence is deeply rooted in this very arrival.

New Work Friday #212

“Small works happen simultaneously with larger works on linen – they feed each other.”

The Power Trip 2017: The Most Powerful People in the Australian Art World

Welcome to the fifth outing of Australia’s most beloved power list – the good, the bad and the fugly of the Australian art world.

New Work Friday #211

What did these images show?

New Work Friday #210

Trumpet.

New Work Friday #209

“Six decades into feminism and women are still talking about equal pay, childcare and glass ceilings…”

New Work Friday #208

“The viewer – accustomed to limited and controlled visual critique from looking at art on a smartphone screen – projects context, scale, presence and materiality onto the work, as well as an affect of quality via the amount of likes and followers an account has.”