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Lee Mingwei, Guernica in Sand, 2006 and 2015, mixed-media interactive installation, sand, wooden island, lighting, 1300 x 643 cm. Courtesy of JUT Museum Pre-Opening Office, Taipei. Photograph: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

A surprising spectacle rescues the Sydney Biennale from irrelevance

The 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014 was a disappointment that bordered on disaster. Five of the selected artists boycotted the event because one of the major sponsors, Transfield Holdings, had a stake in a company operating the Manus Island … Continue reading

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Robert Pulie Detour 2014

The Mnemonic Mirror

For the first time in history knowing has been separated from learning, with the internet reshaping the struggle that memory continually wages against forgetfulness. Memory for many is now a resource accessed easily and randomly rather than something produced as … Continue reading

Ready Tech Go

Ready, Tech, Go!

Why we need to foster startups in the media, entertainment, games and creative industries. Four speakers provide a complimentary and varied perspective on how technology is impacting and shaping the Australian media, entertainment and creative industries. Combined, they represent three … Continue reading

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Bloom Award by Warsteiner

The competition funded by Warsteiner brewery offers young artists from all around the world the possibility to gain a foothold in the international art market. Visual arts, Design, Urban art or Video – the artistic potential has no limitations at … Continue reading

UX Design Awards

UX Design Awards

The UX Design Awards honour outstanding design and user orientation in products, digital solutions and services. The competition is bestowed annually by the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ). All successfully nominated product solutions are presented to the general public at … Continue reading

Puppy Between Feet (1999) - Roger Ballen

The Roger Ballen Photography Award

The Roger Ballen Photography Award is granted to a photographer whose work illustrates ground breaking vision. Roger Ballen’s work has pushed the boundaries of photography for the past 40 years. For this inaugural award applicants will be allowed to submit … Continue reading

Caged (Asylum of the Birds), 2011, archival inkjet print on paper. Courtesy the artist. Forbidden Theatre

Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the mind

International photographer Roger Ballen produces interior worlds that are alluring, fascinating and disturbing. Born in New York in 1950, Ballen has lived in South Africa since the 1970s. His work as a geologist led him to capture through the camera … Continue reading

Isabella Blow, Vanity Fair, May 1, 2003. Photo by Donald McPherson / Contour by Getty Images

Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life

Showcasing looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien MacDonald and more, the private collection of late fashion iconoclast Isabella Blow will be on display for a strictly limited exclusive season at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Fashion editor, stylist … Continue reading

Pat Brassington, Pair Bonding (2015) and Jack Lanagan Dunbar, Studies in Light, Movement and Time (2016) (detail)

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

Mikala Dwyer is the guest curator of the 2016 edition of the high profile Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, after winning the major award in 2015. The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is an annual exhibition and acquisitive award presenting recent … Continue reading