In 1930 Pablo Picasso began his most celebrated series of etchings, which he exchanged seven years later with modern art dealer and print publisher Ambroise Vollard for a selection of French Impressionist paintings. The complete suite of 100 works, on loan from the National Gallery of Australia, is on view now at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) until 3 February 2019. The works are indicative of the key themes in his practice; male sexuality, fear, obsession and history and contain core symbols from the artist as minotaur and Pygmalion. AGSA’s display is paired with screenings of Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet (1930), Picasso’s friend and collaborator.
Melbourne artist Martin King has won the 2019 Gallipoli Art Prize, a $20,000 acquisitive prize, with his mixed media work War Pigeon Diaries.Read more
Murrumbateman artist, Wendy Teakel has taken home the Sculpture at Scenic World 2019 Major Award, winning the coveted $20,000 cash prize.Read more