In This Issue

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the many Aboriginal nations across this land, traditional custodians, Elders past and present; in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we work.

April 2024

When working on this issue, one theme, in particular, stood out. Movement, and by extension, rhythm, motion; dance. From the profound lyricism in Yvonne Audette’s painting, her expressive marks and gestural scrapes inspired by her urban and natural surrounds as well as music, to the slow moving-image installations of Nicholas Mangan, whose exploration into the growth of geological formations immobilised by human impact is vocalised in soundless scapes. In other artists’ works, the poetry and universality of body gestures are emphasised through performance; cycles and the tempo of nature are captured in the permanency of paint, ink or other; and the playlist of an old Wurlitzer jukebox connects shared experiences and histories as our bodies begin to sway.

– Melissa Peša, Editor

Art Almanac is Australia’s leading monthly guide to what’s happening in the arts from exhibitions and events to studio life, books, artist opportunities, and services. April includes $1.1M in art prizes/funding, 500+ galleries, and 600+ artists: Nicholas Mangan, Yvonne Audette, Laure Prouvost . . .


Art in Australia

Masterworks by First Nations Artists
Parrtjima– A Festival in Light
Australian Body Art Festival
Australian Design Centre turns sixty
Linton & Kay Galleries Cottesloe – new gallery

Barbara Tucker: The Art of Being
Edited by Hermina Burns (The Miegunyah Press, 2024)

Exhibition Features:
Nicholas Mangan: A World Undone – Dr Joseph Brennan
Laure Prouvost: Oui Move In You – Tahney Fosdike

Artist Feature:
The lyrical abstract vision of Yvonne Audette – Sasha Grishin

Behind the scenes:
Amazigh Cultural Tours – Cultural Immersion

What’s on near me:
Enjoy our curated selection of must-see exhibitions across Australia this month

Art & Industry

Artist Opportunities
Art Auction Houses
Submissions and Proposals
Consultants and Valuers
Member Organisations

What’s On

Gallery Index
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory
Artist Index


Cover image:
Nicholas Mangan, Termite Economies: Phase 1 (detail), 2018, installation view, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2018, 3D printed polymer powder, cyanoacrylate, dirt, synthetic polymer paint, steel, plywood, custom lighting, Sony Trinitron monitors; video 1: single-channel digital video, colour, silent, video 2: single-channel digital video, colour, silent, video 3: two-channel digital video, colour, silent, four-channel surround sound
Buxton International Collection, purchased 2018
© the artist
Photograph: Andrew Curtis
Courtesy the artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

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