Artworks & exhibitions in Australia

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Why should you visit Bruce Munro’s Fields of Lights?

What would it look like if 60,000 bulbs were lit up together? This is the marvel that British artist Bruce Munro has created in the Australian fields of Uluru by the famed rock formation also known as Ayers Rock. Munro’s work is called Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku, which loosely translates to ‘looking at lots of […]

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Steve McCurry’s monsoon photos from India & beyond – Devastatingly real

Steve McCurry is no stranger to success, having built a name for himself as one of the world’s most respected photographers. He has won numerous international awards and acclaim for his consistent and impactful repertoire and has sold books in the millions across the world. In particular, some of his most talked-about works are his

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Carsten Höller’s slides: A fun way to experience museums

Carsten Höller is well known for playfully including his slide installations in major museums across the world. Höller, formerly a scientist with a degree in agronomy, is famous for repurposing real-world components, such as slides, for art spaces. The majority of his works feature aesthetics that are relational, meaning that the projects created are inspired

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Ian Strange burns down suburban houses in the name of art

Suburban is a complex film and photography installation by New York-based Australian artist Ian Strange. Suburban was created by Strange as a result of a collaboration with a film crew and volunteers from different parts of America, including Alabama, Detroit, New Hampshire, Ohio and New York. Over the course of three months, Strange and the

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Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art, which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped to reshape the aesthetic criteria that

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

When the iconic gallerist Jeffrey Deitch swapped the East Coast for West Coast, many wondered about the state of street art in New York City. Granted, the newer generation of gallerists such as Joshua Liner and Jonathan Levine had become preeminent curators with their fresh take on street art. However, with his unlimited resources, Deitch

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Takahiro Iwasaki’s intricate miniatures of ancient Japanese temples

Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki’s sculpture the Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) is a sophisticated miniature recreation of Phoenix Hall, which is part of Japan’s Byodo-in Temple complex. Embodying many elements of tradition and modernity, the piece imitates the reflection of the traditional mirror pond as a physical object, suspended from the ceiling, performing to the audience

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Cai Guo Qiang’s stunning Watering Hole in Brisbane

What was it? Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Australia was staged at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from November 2013 to April 2014. Spanning the ground floor galleries of GOMA, this exhibition presented a large-scale installation by the Chinese artist. A centerpiece of the exhibition was a dramatic new commission, Heritage (2013), which

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