Tolarno Galleries has been at the cutting edge of contemporary Australian art for many years. Four artists have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale and the exhibition program attracts the attention of collectors, curators and critics from around the globe.Read More
‘Currency is the common denominator for all artists represented by Tolarno Galleries,’ Max McLean wrote in 2002. ‘Not currency in the fiscal sense – although Tolarno is a commercial gallery, and a highly successful one at that – but currency understood more in the sense of an electric charge, of contemporaneity, and of cultural and intellectual exchange.’
With a reputation for showing fresh (often young) artists, it may come as some surprise to recent visitors to know that Tolarno Galleries was established in 1967. It has shown some of Australia’s – and the world’s – best known artists, from Bonnard to Sol Le Wit and Jeff Koons.
Ocula Magazine 's editors introduce some of the highlights from Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020, a digital variation of the annual art fair with over 450 artworks created in 2020 by 380 artists, and new works added each week through October.
With Melbourne Art Fair's Viewing Rooms being launched with Ocula between 1 and 7 June 2020, this lowdown provides of further online programmes to connect with the city's scene.
Curated by Anita Dube, the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life (12 December 2018–29 March 2019) 'places access at its core', writes Natalie King.
As far as art fair venues go, Sydney Contemporary (13–16 September 2018) has nailed it with Carriageworks, where the fair was once again staged. Formerly a rail yard and now a cultural centre, the space has retained its distinctive 19 th -century industrial details, and it offered a striking light-filled backdrop to the fair's crisp white...
In an 1833 pamphlet English economist William Forster Lloyd posed a quandary: a plot of grazing pasture is held in common by a group of cattle farmers who have free unregulated access. Each grazes as much cattle as they please, and the common is soon spent. Lloyd's pastoral fable, 'The Tragedy of the Commons,' describes how individuals take more...
The light fades but the gods remain, the new Bill Henson exhibition at Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), Melbourne, opens with a pairing of opposites. As you enter the exhibition, Untitled 42, 1985-86, a photograph of a suburban house with a front lawn at either dawn or dusk, is to your right.
Local Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini is best known for her lifelike sculptures of almost-human beings. She evokes fantasy worlds that are so close to being real that they make us question what it means to be human in the world today. She takes some of her inspiration from the great outdoors.
Brook Andrew's grandmother was forbidden to speak her Wiradjuri tongue. 'People need to understand there were generations of genocide in this country,' the artist and first Indigenous Australian artistic director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (which will take place across six Sydney sites in 2020) tells Art Guide Australia. 'And it takes time...
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