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In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

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In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

    Public art, toppled monuments and the statue in the crate

    Public art, toppled monuments and the statue in the crate

    What do artists think about when making huge public art? Lindy Lee is making the most expensive work commissioned by the NGA, and Judy Watson's bara will grace Sydney's harbour with a giant Gadigal fish hook.
    Then, the US art lab addressing the problem of confederate monuments to racist causes... and Indigenous artists Julie Gough, Nicholas Galanin and Yhonnie Scarce on Australia's own colonial memorialising.

    • 54 min
    'We perpetuate this myth of not having a history': taking art beyond black-white terms

    'We perpetuate this myth of not having a history': taking art beyond black-white terms

    Globally and at home, artists are engaging with the reckoning happening around race and colonisation. But where do recent migrants and refugees to Australia fit into the dialogue? Artist James Nguyen is a multidisciplinary artist who enlists his family and friends into his work.
    Plus, Fenella Kernebone on the special Thing that compels her to tell stories of art and design.
    And the Soul Fury exhibition showcases 16 women artists of Islamic heritage, at the peak of their powers.

    • 54 min
    Fifty years of the Western Desert art movement, Leigh Bowery, Mari Katayama and Darwin street art

    Fifty years of the Western Desert art movement, Leigh Bowery, Mari Katayama and Darwin street art

    It's 50 years since artists from Papunya began painting on board, heralding the Western Desert art movement, 'the last great art movement of the 20th Century' according to one famous critic.
    Plus, an artist's tribute to the iconic Leigh Bowery. A Japan-Australia photographic project featuring Mari Katayama.
    And Darwin's Street Art Festival brings new life to empty walls.

    • 54 min
    Goya, Tik Tok art history and wine that draws

    Goya, Tik Tok art history and wine that draws

    How does Francisco Goya help us make sense of the chaos of our contemporary world, and its depths of suffering? Then, discover art history through TikTok… and a contemporary sculpture powered by wind, water… and wine.

    • 54 min
    Renaissance amnesia, Vernon Ah Kee, and a mysterious Sydney painting

    Renaissance amnesia, Vernon Ah Kee, and a mysterious Sydney painting

    Do we turn a blind eye to the aggression and militarism — and colonialism — that defined the Italian Renaissance? Plus, hear why artist Vernon Ah Kee can't ignore a distinct Australian brand of racism, and whether a work by the Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi found its way to 1970s Sydney.

    • 54 min
    How Instagram has changed how we see and experience art

    How Instagram has changed how we see and experience art

    How has social media giant Instagram changed how we experience art? Experts, artists and critics weigh in on the photo sharing platform, an evolution that's allowed artists to build careers outside of the gallery system, while drastically changing our consumption of art.

    • 54 min

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