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Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists

The spectacular and avant-garde creations of international luxury fashion house, Viktor&Rolf, will be showcased in a world-first exhibition developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria. Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, opening October 2016 at the NGV, Melbourne, Australia, is set … Continue reading

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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MAASive Lates: Fashion

6- 9.00pm Experience the adult side of the Powerhouse Museum after hours at MAASive Lates. Expect the unexpected and see new exhibitions in a different light. With an array of performances and hands-on experiences, there’s plenty to see, make and … Continue reading

Tim Petersen, Daphne Guinness

Daphne Guinness in conversation

6.00- 7.30pm To celebrate the Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life exhibition, join Kellie Hush, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, for an evening in conversation with inimitable fashion icon the Honourable Daphne Guinness. Daphne Guinness is a creative tour de force known for her work as … Continue reading


Shapeshifters: 3D printing the future

In collaboration with Western Plains Cultural Centre, the Australian Design Centre launches Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future as a playful exploration of 3D printing. It’s all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making, drawing on the high-tech and rapidly evolving world … Continue reading

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

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