IAS is seeking applications from visual and new-media artists interested in participating in the fourth iteration of spaced. Applications are due April 15.
Open Call for Guest Editors at Unlikely Journal for Creative Arts
Unlikely is currently accepting proposals for guest editing of themed journal issues. The latest three issues are now available online.
Relocation of Sydney Museum Could Cost Over $890 Million
But that’s not all. Reports now reveal that the museum’s February fashion fundraiser ball operated at a loss of over $137,000 on top of last year’s deficit of $7.4 million.
Explore the Color Code of a 19th-Century Artist Who Painted Nature
Decode the color system of 19th-century nature artist Ferdinand Bauer, who documented the Australian coast, through an online interactive.
Bark Paintings That Were Pivotal Documents in an Aboriginal Sea Rights Case Go on View
The bark paintings in Gapu-Monuk Saltwater: Journey to Sea Country at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney were pivotal documents in a major case for indigenous sea rights.
An Interactive Story That Prompts You to Speak an Endangered Aboriginal Language
Only three fluent speakers of Marra remain. ‘My Grandmother’s Lingo’ is an interactive animation that asks users to speak words from this endangered Aboriginal language.
An Artist Duo’s Shocking Stop-Motion Animations and Hypnotic Installations
PERTH — The exhibition, a collaboration between Hans Berg and artist Nathalie Djurberg, has been titled Secret Garden, and naturally, given all of its enchantment and ambience, immediate associations arise to Alice and the gardens of Wonderland. But there’s a lot more going on here.
Australian Politician Steals Obama “Hope” Poster Design for Garish Graphic
Australian senator Jacqui Lambi recently produced her own portrait that riffs off the famous Obama poster, but with the words “TRUST” instead of “HOPE.”
Aussie Artist Wants to Put the “High” in High School with Educational Marijuana
Australian artist Leon Ewing has come under fire for suggesting that drugs should be given to high school students to help unlock their creative potential.
A Patronizing Argument Against Cultural Repatriation
In the past few decades, cultural institutions in the West have increasingly felt pressure to return artifacts acquired through questionable means during the colonial era.
British Museum’s Display of Aboriginal Artifacts Prompts New Demands for Their Return
There are only a handful of bark art examples from the Dja Dja Wurrung in Australia, and they’re leagues away from their place of origin. A new exhibition of indigenous art of Australia at the British Museum, which holds these artifacts in their collections, will finally bring them back to the South Pacific. However, leaders there want them returned permanently.
Art High School Censors Student Paintings for “the Protection of Children”
Two art students in their final year at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, Western Australia, got an unexpected lesson in institutional politics after their paintings were censored in a student exhibition.