Rex Butler
The Saying and the Said: Richard Bell's 'Dredging up the Past' at Gertrude Contemporary, by Rex Butler.

Richard Bell, Vincent and Gough (From Little Things Good Things Grow): Gertrude Version, 2018, Acrylic on wall, 180 x 240 cm. Many thanks to the Telfor family for their assistance in creating this work, especially Rebecca and Emily Telfor.


Richard Bell, Dredging Up the Past, Gertrude Contemporary, 2 February-10 March

In the recent rehang of the Australian collection at the Queensland Art Gallery, visitors before entering the gallery have to walk un...

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Gareth Withdraws: 'Gareth Sansom: Transformer' at NGV, by Rex Butler

Gareth Sansom, Sweeney Agonistes, 2005. Oil and enamel paint and collage of type C photograph on canvas. (a-c) 213.0 x 549.0 cm (overall). Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. The James C Sourris, AM, Collection. Gift of James C Sourris, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program (2012.472a-c)

Gareth Sansom: Transformer, National Gallery of Victoria, 15 September 2017-28 January 2018

The Pulitzer Prize-winning cr...

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The Art Exhibition vs Art: 'Brave New World: Australia 1930s' | 'Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art', by Rex Butler

Brave New World: Australia 1930s, installation view, NGV Australia, courtesy NGV.

Brave New World: Australia 1930s, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, until 15 October

Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, until 8 October

Brave New World: Australia 1930s and Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art are both important new museum shows. They involve a serious investment of institutional resources. They d...

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Russia in Melbourne: 'I can see Russia from here' curated by Chelsea Hopper, by Rex Butler

Gordon Bennett & Eugene Carchesio, Untitled, 1992, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artists and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

I can see Russia from here, curated by Chelsea Hopper at TCB art inc., Level 1, 12 Waratah Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, 7 June – June 24, 2017

I walk along grimy Waratah Place in downtown Melbourne. The walls of the buildings are black from use, a chef from a nearby Chinese restaurant crouches on the pavement playing on his iPhone. I climb a flight of rickety wooden stai...