Rex Butler
The Hand of Art

Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers

Thought Patterns: Selected Works from the Collection

Curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick.
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
23 March – 19 May

By Rex Butler

The shadows are the first thing you notice. They're uncanny, haunting, impossible, technological.

Take Spirit House (2017), which has the one remaining wall of an abandoned limestone building—we are tempted to call it a mission church—casting its shadow under a cumulus-cloudy sky. It's an impossible shadow bec...

Stephen Palmer
Amalia Lindo: Computer Shoulders

Amalia Lindo: Computer Shoulders

Centre for Contemporary Photography 6 April — 2 June 2019

By Stephen Palmer

Amalia Lindo's exhibition Computer Shoulders consists of three identical flat television monitors held at various angles by long black poles protruding from the walls and ceiling, and a single framed photograph of roughly the same size, mounted on the wall. The monitors display three interrelated videos, consisting of visual material which for the most part has been gleaned from Y...

Giles Fielke
Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something


Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
1 March – 30 June 2019

By Giles Fielke

Australian photography is at an interesting moment. More than ever, it is compelled to respond not only to the present reality that the average Australian is now considered either illegitimate, illegal, fraudulent, or irreparably corrupted, but also to the fact that these same problems afflict the efficacy of photography as a documenta...

David Wlazlo

The Warrnambool Art Gallery

Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms

2 March - 5 May 2019

Penny Byrne: HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News

2 March - 19 May 2019

Damon Kowarsky: Sans Frontières

8 December 2018 - 5 May 2019

On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders

8 December 2018 - 30 June 2019

by David Wlazlo

"Compromised" was the adjective staff used to describe the experience at Warrnambool Art Gallery (The WAG) when I went to visit it las...

Ella Cattach
Emma Phillips: Too Much to Dream

Emma Phillips: Too Much to Dream

13 March – 27 April 2019

By Ella Cattach

There are three Dianes—two portrait subjects, one spectre—in Emma Phillips' current exhibition of large-scale, predominantly black-and-white photographs which takes its title, Too much to dream, from a song by The Electric Prunes.

The first Diane, of Untitled (Diane washing dishes at her father's house) and the unfocussed, tightly cropped colour triptych Untitled (Diane on her bed, smiling), both...

Paris Lettau
The Museological Consciousness

Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

217-219 Cotham Road, Kew


7 David Street, Carlton

By Paris Lettau

In recent years, a new subculture has surfaced in Australian art. It lacks any aspiration to be recognised by mainstream public art institutions and has formed a self-conscious avant-garde with "arm's-length" distance (sometimes literally) from major museums like Tony Ellwood's National Gallery of Victoria. The latest expression of this subculture is the freshly minted $15.8 million Lyon Ho...

Memo Review
Memo Review 01.
Memo Review 01.

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Giles Fielke
Tudors to Windsors

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Bendigo Art Gallery 16 March – 14 July 2019

By Giles Fielke

I often return to an odd little sentence in Robert Walser's microscripts, a thought captured that he then jotted down on a scrap of paper sometime before 1956: 'The failure to prize the chance to spend time in a cosmopolitan city highly enough to refrain from giving it up in favour of an upstart one-horse town.' Cosmopolitanism, seen today, is increasingly a crowded nightmare pre-occupie...