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In the Studio

AGSA director Rhana Devenport in front of images of Robert Wilson's video portrait 'Lady Gaga: Mademoiselle Caroline Riviere', 2013, and Tempe Manning's 1939 self-portrait, which is part of the 'Archie 100' exhibition. Photo: Saul Steed
Visual Art

From the Archie to infinity: AGSA launches 2022 program

A dazzling infinity mirror room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, an exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Archibald Prize and a collection of video portraits by theatre director Robert Wilson will be among highlights of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s 2022 program.

Visual Art

Sovereign Sisters hidden in plain sight

Historical and contemporary works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists shed light on the exploitation of First Nations women as a labour force in a powerful new exhibition that offers space for both healing and reflection on hard truths.

Visual Art

Candid moments captured by Scott Hicks

A new exhibition of black and white images by film director and photographer Scott Hicks captures fleeting moments in the lives of fellow creatives – and the stories behind them are just as fascinating as the pictures themselves.

InReview

All the colours of Country: Tarnanthi 2021 launches

Tarnanthi Festival celebrates the depth and breadth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art across Australia – and from psychedelic paintings to mesmerising moving image works, there is plenty to see in this year’s more that 60 exhibitions and events.

Festivals

2021 Tarnanthi Festival to showcase work by 1000 artists

This year’s Tarnanthi Festival will feature new works by almost 1000 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, from stories shared on salvaged car parts to an augmented-reality experience transporting visitors to the APY Lands, while the popular annual art fair will be presented as an online-only event.

Paul Kelly, 'The Big Scotsman', 1963: Can a piece of advertising be considered a work of public art? Photo: Tony Lewis
Visual Art

Taking it to the streets: public art at the crossroads

Adelaide has had its fair share of debates about public art, from the Hajek sculptures in the Festival Plaza to the pigs in Rundle Mall. In the first article in a two-part series, John Neylon offers his take on the subject and argues that the tide is turning for individual artists creating work for the public sphere.

Visual Art

Lockdown led to winning leafy seadragon image

PHOTO GALLERY: Scott Portelli’s photo of a camouflaged leafy seadragon at Second Valley ­– taken while he was stuck in a camping ground during lockdown – has won the 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition.