Tom Carment on drawing, bushwalking and the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial

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Tom Carment is one of the 10 artists selected by curator Anne Ryan for the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. I popped in on Carment at his home on a quaint and atmospheric laneway in inner Sydney. We were going to talk about drawing and bushwalking. Carment's new book, Seven Walks, ...

Surrender to Joshua Yeldham’s exhibition at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

  Joshua Yeldham's mid-career survey exhibition, Surrender, which was opened by actor Richard Roxburgh at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum on September 19, 2014, gave me the opportunity to meet and interview this extraordinary artist. Yeldham creates much of his work on board his romantic old motor cruiser while it is moored on the lower reaches of ...

Jonathan Jones, Vincent Fantauzzo, Nick Stathopoulos and Justine Muller

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It's been quite a big week for this visual arts writer in Sydney. Here's how I saw it unfold: On Tuesday morning I dropped into the NG Art Gallery in Chippendale to speak to Fiona White, whose exhibition titled Misfits I was to open the following night.  http://www.ngart.com.au/artists_white.html Fiona moved to Killcare on the Central Coast about ...

Archibald Prize 2014: Fiona Lowry captures Penelope Seidler lost in thoughts of her home with Harry

Penelope Seidler with her Fiona Lowry portrait on the day it won the 2014 Archibald Prize

It's Friday July 18, 2014, the day the portrait of Penelope Seidler wins the Archibald Prize for Bondi artist Fiona Lowry. Even before the noon media announcement by Art Gallery of NSW head of trustees, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, we all know who's won. At least, we think we do. Penelope Seidler, widow of the towering Sydney architect, the late Harry ...

Erika Diettes: images of suffering go on view in Head On Photo Festival

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Erika Diettes' photographic portraits of Colombian women are printed on lengths of fine silk. Numbering about 20, the portraits are delicately suspended from the ceiling of St Canice's church in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, as part of the Head On Photo Festival. The peaceful interior of St Canice's is a perfect setting for these extraordinary images of real-life suffering, ...