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Esteemed Critic Ventures Into Blog SHOCK!

The Sydney Morning Herald’s art critic John McDonald now has his own website and blog…

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It’s in the brain

It’s in the brain

Op-ed May 13, 2011

Carrie Miller wonders whether recent developments in neuroaessthetics might have useful applications outside the lab – like weeding out art world phonies…

Devine loses her mojo

It’s got to be tough being a journalist when there’s no story to report. Last night’s opening at Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney of Bill Henson’s latest show has proven a disappointment for op-ed writers and lovers of salacious controversy

Media and murder

Professor Joanna Mendelssohn was among those first contacted by members of the media in the immediate aftermath of the murder of Nick Waterlow and his daughter Chloe Heuston. In this article on the ethics of news reporting – originally commissioned

New Angles

New Angles

Art Life , News Jun 05, 2009

Thursday June 4 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests and the subsequent massacre of an unknown number of students. Perhaps the most famous image to become associated with the event is the single frame of photojournalism

Well Fancy That #14

Well Fancy That #14

Stuff Sep 10, 2007

“The Dobell [Prize for Drawing], at the Art Gallery of NSW, is a good case study because it is one of the better prizes: it is well organised and motivated by good intentions. The idea of an acquisitive prize supporting

Unimpeachably Hefty

Kevin Robertson is an artist who lives in Western Australia. He dropped by to leave this comment regarding our recent 25 Predictions for The Future post: “This is really dire. Apart for being a vacuous piece of writing, I have

Must Try Harder *

Must Try Harder *

Stuff Jun 13, 2006

The Australian’s editorial was a shameful mess…

Eyes Are Hard To Paint

Was it only last Friday? It seems like an eternity since the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman and Photographic prizes were announced at the Art Gallery of NSW. By now you’ll know that Melbourne painter Marcus Wills won the $35,000 Archibald Prize

The Gratuitous Caprice

Melbourne is a bit of a conundrum for us; we like to know that there is another entire city in Australia that you can visit for long weekends or shopping trips or perhaps to go and see the odd exhibition