David Wlazlo
'Restless' at VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery by David Wlazlo

Gordon Bennett, A Black History, 1993 (recreated 2017), photo: D.Wlazlo.

Restless, 19 May – 10 June, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, 40 Dodds Street
 Southbank VIC 3006.

This week marks fifty years since the 1967 referendum and last week at Uluru a meeting of Indigenous leaders met to discuss a united strategy on constitutional recognition. Fifty years is a long time in anyone’s book, and with little material progress toward reconciliation, recognition, and ‘bridging the gap’, there...

Anna Parlane
‘Sky Country: Our Connection to the Cosmos’ at Blak Dot Gallery, by Anna Parlane

Hayley Millar-Baker (Gunditjmara), Dark 1, Dark 5, Dark 2 and Country at Night (installation view), courtesy the artist, Image: Steven Rhall

Sky Country: Our Connection to the Cosmos, Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St Brunswick, 11-28 May 2017

It's not often acknowledged just how much visual art comes to life through words, conversation, storytelling. Or, at least, it's not often explicitly acknowledged. It's implicitly acknowledged constantly: every time an art gallery stages an art...

Amelia Winata
‘Mindfulness Meditation: Unproductive Thinking at Deakin University Art Gallery’ by Amelia Winata

Simon Zoric, The Finest Actor of Our Generation, 2016, autographed, inkjet print, framed, 20 x 25 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Unproductive Thinking, Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood, 26 April – 26 May 2017

I am hesitant to say that I am employed. Although to say I am unemployed is also incorrect. I do not have a job to go to, but I do have four email addresses — 1 personal, 3 professional — and from the moment I wake to the moment I go to sleep my mind is preoccupied wit...

Anthony White
'Seasonal Adjustment Disorder: Van Gogh in Melbourne', by Anthony White

Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait, 1887 , oil on canvas, 44 x 35 cm © Musée d'Orsay

Van Gogh and the Seasons, NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 28 April – 9 July 2017

There are many extraordinary works of art to be seen in Van Gogh and the Seasons and yet certain aspects of the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition are disappointing. Individual paintings that stand out as masterpieces of modern art are shown side by side with frankly insignificant and minor pieces. In additio...