Although David Fairbairn's portraits confer to large mixed-media drawings, in recent years he has worked almost exclusively on large-scale etchings where he is able to reinforce the underlying formal and abstract structures in the depiction of the sitter, while still emphasising the emotional and psychological content of the work.
'Intrepid Women' showcases the stories and varied output of 30 tenacious female Australian artists, who made the arduous journey to pursue art often relying on meagre funds, but rewarded by the rich cultural and artistic environment of Paris.
Tracey Moffatt’s Up in the Sky (1997) addresses issues of race, religion, alienation and struggle within the context of the Stolen Generation. Twenty years later the cinematic series of 25 photographs still resonates.
William Mackinnon embarked on an architectural pilgrimage to the USA, visiting ‘Fallingwater’ house and Palm Springs. Inspired, he returned to his studio in regional Spain to create the paintings that comprise ‘Twin Palms’.
‘Marramb-ik’ meaning ‘I am’ is an exhibition of comics and cosplay by Indigenous artists whose powerful superheroes and crusaders are an expression of personal and cultural identity and declaring their place in the world.
Objects are top shelf in 'If you were buried for a thousand years even you would be priceless' which considers ways of living, time and how we value ‘things’; banal, practical and sentimental. Inspired by the shape, function and look of items.
The confluence of recent economic and sociocultural change has led to the emergence of a number of newly built environments in our nation’s capital. Phil Page and Katie Hayne document these urban instabilities.
Sally Anderson’s abstract compositions brim with references to past experiences. Her reconfigured forms are redolent of former homes and their rooms, implying a sense of longing, nostalgia and autobiographical narrative.