After decades of decay, a movement in Newcastle brought the town back to life. Now developers and the council have killed it again.
Last week, the Manchester Art Gallery took down a 19th-century image because it depicted nudity. The naked truth applying our rules to the past is censorship. Nothing more.
Abstract art is a wonderful form, beset by confusion. Sure, it looks good and all, but what exactly are we looking at? We tasked Anne Spencer to fill in the mental gaps.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Our reaction to those responsible for sexual abuses in Hollywood has been admirable, but misguided. We should still enjoy art for art’s sake.
Yes, there is now a ferry named Ferry McFerryface, and yes it’s ours. But, to those who aim criticism at the decision clearly don’t get Sydney.
Beyond art school and into the art world, the aphorism ‘in it to win it’ is oft-repeated. But through the many applications funded on last dollars, I’ve realised that there’s something else at play.
Needlepoint artist Natalie Fisher has embraced the beauty and intricacy of Moroccan architecture to create gorgeously textured tapestries that speak of the universality of art.
To most of us, Clive Palmer is a man with too much money and too little sense. However, when we study his broad strokes, his real message becomes clear.
Rome remains one of Europe’s most romantic cities, however, under the cobblestone beats a heart of something else entirely, for it may live on, but you will not.
We spoke with tattoo artisan Ben Kaye about using his craft as a conduit to tell the stories of others. That and the correct amount of fire one should use.
Wall Street’s Fearless Girl statue is generating Internet talk, with one particular artist calling for its removal. I agreed with his comments and was excoriated. Why?
We spoke to Vladimir, the brains behind @street_art_community, a collective who immortalises what is traditionally temporary street art.
We spoke with important artist and a wolf in a grandma’s mindset, @JoannaThangiah, about her work, her mantra, and her own mind.
What inspires the artist? The process is varied as much as it is guarded, so we’re asking some to share. First up, musician Anita Lester on religion and living death.
The National Art school has produced some of our greatest artists with their unique teaching method, and the proposed changes to this system make no sense whatsoever.
The general consensus is that 2016 can eat a bag of dicks. So let’s savour other fruits before we apathetically return to the bag for 2017…
We’re afforded one last glance at the Thin White Duke as the expansive, private art collection of David Bowie goes under the hammer today.
A new trend has emerged from the US in the mannequin challenge. I feel such artistic bent is historic, and places us up there as a generation.
We all know the name, but what do we know of the man’s work beyond that ceiling that he painted? Michelangelo gets the treatment in this week’s Know who you’re Googling.
As it turns out, IKEA is open to working with Kanye West. However, bugger waiting for the actual products, now that the Internet has made them up.
Last night, I agreed with a man I thought I never would. So, this morning I’m making my peace. I’m sorry, George Brandis. I am for real.