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Artists, gallerists, commentators and art lovers talking about life, creativity and art. But often when artists talk out loud in the studio, it is to an audience of one, inspiring them to just keep going. These are my studio conversations.

Studio Conversations Andrew McIlroy

    • Arts

Artists, gallerists, commentators and art lovers talking about life, creativity and art. But often when artists talk out loud in the studio, it is to an audience of one, inspiring them to just keep going. These are my studio conversations.

    Damien Hirst’s ‘The Secret Gardens’ and NGV Triennial playfully bump still life and flowers to the forefront of contemporary art

    Damien Hirst’s ‘The Secret Gardens’ and NGV Triennial playfully bump still life and flowers to the forefront of contemporary art

    Whether you're a fan of Damien Hirst’s approach to art production or not, the controversial British artist must be applauded not only for his paintings commercially savvy edge but - crucially - for the way they make us think about art.Hirst's 2023 London exhibition, 'The Secret Garden Paintings' are best understood as part of a larger puzzle being pieced together, shaping our present-day understandings of the language of art history, the nature of the art market, and ultimately the cult...

    • 12 min
    George Bell to Mirka Mora: The emergence of the artists’ studio in Madame Brussel's Bohemian Melbourne

    George Bell to Mirka Mora: The emergence of the artists’ studio in Madame Brussel's Bohemian Melbourne

    To discover the characters, happenings and subcultures that make the city of Melbourne what it is today, Andrew McIlroy dives deep into that underworld of hoodlums, whorehouses and gambling dens, to discover the hidden lives of its artists, writers, actors and bonviants, never truly far from its fringes.

    • 13 min
    NGV Triennial: How a 20th century architectural masterpiece triumphantly embraces old and new art

    NGV Triennial: How a 20th century architectural masterpiece triumphantly embraces old and new art

    Andrew McIlroy takes a refreshing look at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial exhibition of 100 extraordinary projects, 120 artists, designers and collectives at the forefront of global contemporary practice under the one magnificent roof.

    • 8 min

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