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

Collette Dinnigan, photographer Holly Blake

An Interview with Collette Dinnigan

Iconic fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has been creating beautiful clothing for more than 25 years. On the eve of our new exhibition, Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced, she spoke to MAAS curator Glynis Jones, about her background, inspiration and changes in the industry throughout … Continue reading

Cover image: Portrait of Alexander McQueen, 1997 Photographed by Marc Hom 
© Marc Hom / Trunk Archive

The Savage Beauty of Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen’s astounding clothing designs have been the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London. Known for breaking the rules, McQueen’s design philosophy finely balanced the creative and destructive forces of the designing … Continue reading

Makerversity drawing , by Andy Merritt

Makerversity: community of maker businesses, London

Maker communities have poped up in Sydney and all over the country supporting creative networks, helping them to connect with one another and to industry. Not just a local phenomena, Catherine Sidwell, based in the UK reports on Makerversity and the London scene: I met with Paul Smyth of Makerversity at the … Continue reading

FWA at Carriageworks, image by Ripley

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2015

Tough retailing conditions, the lure of the internet and changing global supply chains have contributed to a feeling of uncertainty in the Australian fashion industry. But a renewed sense of positivity was marked by Fashion Week Australia this year. Celebrating its 20th birthday … Continue reading