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Richard Matias launches Retrospective exhibition and book this Friday

Richard Matias launches Retrospective exhibition and book this Friday

Local photographer Richard Matias is known for his captivating images that capture the human form through a queer lens. Following the success of his last book of work, Liberated, which continues to raise funds for the WA AIDS Council’s youth service Freedom Centre, Matias is preparing to exhibit a fresh selection of his work that reflects […]

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Thinking Queerly: Queer history, context & art at PrideFEST

Thinking Queerly: Queer history, context & art at PrideFEST

UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is hosting a symposium that examines the links between queer histories and social contexts through the lens of art. Thinking Queerly will feature presentations from former Justice of the High Court and LGBTQIA+ advocate, the Hon. Michael Kirby, and Acting Curator of International Art at the Art Gallery of WA, […]

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Art Gallery of WA are ready to celebrate NAIDOC week

Art Gallery of WA are ready to celebrate NAIDOC week

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is ready to celebrate NAICOC week this December with a several special events. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all […]

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Archibald Prize After Hours: Hear Trixie Mattel chat to Benjamin Law

Archibald Prize After Hours: Hear Trixie Mattel chat to Benjamin Law

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently presenting the 2020 Archibald Prize exhibition and each week writer Benjamin Law is hosting a conversation with artists and their subjects.  It’s called the Archibald Prize After Hours Online Talk Series. Tonight, Benjamin’s guests are artist Kim Leutwyler and the subject of her Archibald-finalist portrait, Brian […]

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National Gallery of Victoria will have a focus on queer art

National Gallery of Victoria will have a focus on queer art

A new exhibition opening at the National Gallery Victoria in 2021 will focus on queer art. Queer will be a landmark, Australian-first exhibition that will explore the NGV Collection through a queer lens and celebrate the rich, diverse and sometimes untold stories that emerge. Spanning five gallery spaces and featuring more than 300 artworks across historical […]

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Archibald Prize finalists include portraits of many well known Australians

Archibald Prize finalists include portraits of many well known Australians

Australia’s most prestigious portraiture competition the Archibald prize has announced its 2020 finalists, and always there’s an interesting mixture of well known Australians who have been captured on the canvases. The prize is the most competitive portrait competition in Australia and draws thousands of visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. […]

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Local artists reflect on identity in HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer

Local artists reflect on identity in HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer

Two upcoming exhibitions at UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery are exploring what it means to be queer in 2020, and how we relate to our history long before the movements of Stonewall and the 78ers. HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer celebrates local LGBTIQ+ artists, drawing on their own history to examine what it means to be queer. […]

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Lock down bear phenomenon captured in new pop-up exhibition

Lock down bear phenomenon captured in new pop-up exhibition

Local photographer DeeDee Noon has captured the viral sensation of hibernation bears during the recent COVID-19 lock down period, and now the images she created are available for everyone to see. Her work is being displayed in a pop-up photographic exhibition on display in the windows of the Bowie Kitchen Café in Mount Lawley. The […]

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PICA to re-open with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

PICA to re-open with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is set to re-open its doors next month with the beloved Hatched: National Graduate Show. The 29th edition of Hatched will exhibit the work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every state and territory in Australia across all of PICA’s gallery spaces. A key event as part of PICA’s ongoing commitment […]

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Stunning photograph wins ‘Love in London’ competition

Stunning photograph wins ‘Love in London’ competition

An image of a proposal at London Pride has won this year’s Love in London photo competition. Despite the UK lockdown hundreds of thousands of Londoners have flocked online to support the ‘Love in London’ photography competition, with a beautiful photo of a proposal at London Pride 2019 being voted the winner. This is the […]

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