Francis Plagne
Tony Clark 'Chinoiserie Landscape 1987 - 2017' at Murray White Room, by Francis Plagne

Tony Clark, Chinoiserie landscape, 1987, oil on canvas board, 30.5 x 68.5 cm, triptych.

Tony Clark Chinoiserie Landscape 1987 - 2017, Murray White Room, Melbourne. February 16 - March 29.

Paul Taylor’s famous ‘Popism’ manifesto of 1982 included an exhortation to Australian artists to embrace the gulf separating them from the traditional centres of Western art history, to craft an art ‘born in mediation, gestated within the camera, where things are naturally upside-down, and expre...

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...

Amelia Winata
'Rainbow Bois and Magical Gurls' by Kieran Butler and collaborators at Blindside, by Amelia Winata

Kieran Butler, Rainbow Bois and Magical Gurls, 2018, installation view, BLINDSIDE 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Rainbow Bois and Magical Gurls by Kieran Butler in collaboration with Samuel Beatty, Sabella D'Souza, Dileepa Dayananda, Emma Size & Matthew Varnay. Blindside, 24 Jan – 10 Feb 2018.

A few years ago there was a quasi-theoretical attempt at naming a new cultural epoch to be called “metamodernism.” The term was coined by Dutch philosophers Robin van den Akker and Timotheus Vermeul...

Thank you for reading in 2017

Dear readers,

Thank you for your support in 2017. We're taking a short break over January and will return in February for another year of weekly reviews.

Best wishes,

The Memo Review team.