Helen Hughes
Liam Osborne, 'Hot Copy', at Punk Café, by Helen Hughes

Liam Osborne, Hot Copy, Punk Cafe, Melbourne, 2017, courtesy the artist.

Liam Osborne, Hot Copy, Punk Café, 8 July – 22 July 2017

Presented by Liam Osborne, the young Melbourne artist and director/curator of the Brunswick East gallery Punk Café, Hot Copy is a meditation on themes of boredom, repetition, monotony, uselessness and impactlessness. These themes are charted both in relation to the artist's day-to-day routines (working to pay rent, to make art, etc.) and in relation to the rol...

Kylie King
'Dale Frank', at Neon Parc, Brunswick,  by Kylie King

Dale Frank, installation view, 2017, photography by Christo Crocker.

Dale Frank at Neon Parc, 15 Tinning St, Brunswick, 30 June–12 August 2017

Any presentation of Dale Frank's work could easily be passed off as a prime prop for Instagram ops. His paintings—dazzling in size and colour, slick and hyper-reflective—demand attention and entertain. Yet they are also unsettlingly grotesque and possess an overarching posture of cool detachment. Indeed, his current exhibition at Neon Parc is as...

Francis Plagne
'Every Brilliant Eye', at NGV Australia, by Francis Plagne

Marco Fusinato, Paintings, 1996, enamel paint on steel and composition board (a-e), 220 x 281 x 10 cm (overall), National Gallery of Victoria, Margaret Stewart Endowment, 1996, © Marco Fusinato/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia.

Walking through Every Brilliant Eye—a large survey of the NGV's holdings of Australian Art from the 1990s curated by Jane Devery and Pip Wallis—I was struck by how much it look like parts of Melbourne Now, the NGV's sprawling 2013-2014 snapshot of contemporary art p...

Rex Butler
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...