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These were the shows that delivered us from lockdown, with a focus on Australian content but not exclusively. From Mystery Road to Stateless, Aunty Donna, The Great and Bluey these rated highly with our critics.
Entries for Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2021 are now open with the virtual exhibition to stream again next year, after its success boosting artists' profiles internationally this year.
We asked ten of our major collecting institutions nationally what they acquired in 2020, as a document of this incredible year and its impact on the visual arts.
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This book abounds with fascinating anecdotes about the lives of Kimberley artists.
Research has shown that over 60% of recent arts visitors first attended cultural organisations as children. We revisit this topic as part of ArtsHub's 20th anniversary celebrations.
From 'shining a light' to 'unique', 'thrilling' and 'punching above their weight', we identify the worst PR offences, with top arts publicists chiming in with their own pet peeves.
Fans of Jane Harper's blockbuster crime novel won't be disappointed by this faithful big-screen adaptation, but reviewer Mel Campbell wishes it went further.
The bestselling crime writer talks to Guy Davis about being on set as an extra and seeing her literary vision made real with a film starring Eric Bana.
A genre-spanning selection includes VR film 'Prison X - Chapter 1: The Devil & The Sun', feature documentary 'Playing with Sharks', and short film 'GNT'.
The 2020 NGV Triennial weaves its way into our memories as viewers – a kind of date stamp on this year as we re-emerge and rethink our engagement with the world.
What do international arts festivals do when Australia’s borders are still largely closed to international travellers? They draw on their establishing principles while simultaneously celebrating the unique cultures of their individual cities.
From Australian gem Babyteeth, to lesbian Christmas romcom The Happiest Season, to classic sitcom rewatches, this is what the office is watching at the end of the year.
Poetry tells the story of a country and its people, so why doesn’t Australia support this artform? Andy Jackson thinks now is time to give poetry a voice on the national stage.
As the screen sector contemplates the same small group of films, we ask what we mean by quality.
Pete Hay's Forgotten Corners: Essays in Search of an Island’s Soul has been awarded The Small Press Network's Book of the Year Award 2020.
Making art in the pandemic directly affects the work itself. This exhibition is both history and direct reflection of lived experience, cleverly displayed to reflect the impact on galleries as well.
This year, we all pivoted to an online model but did it help the disabled community? At our recent Visions 2020 conference, Hanna Cormick, Gayle Kennedy and Madeleine Little discussed how much digital has opened up and the need to do more in the future.
$2.5 million distributed in Live Music Australia grants, Victorian Opera introduces new award, Carriageworks Clothing Store announces resident artists for 2021, and more.
Tackling every absurdity 2020 has thrown our way from Trump madness to toilet paper bought in a panic, satirical media forces, Chaser Digital and The Shovel, came together for two livestream shows.
From the scandals, the censorships, the funding wins, gender re-balance, staff cuts, new museum openings, and the big exhibitions that made a mark – we take a look at the big news of 2020 in the visual arts.
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