Cine-mania, Lisa Reihana
Campbelltown Arts Centre
12 January to 29 March 2018.
10 to 4pm daily, Free.
Cine-mania is a survey of thirty years of Maori video and photographic artist Lisa Reihana’s work. Its centrepiece is In pursuit of Venus [infected], a 64 minute super-wide screen film about the three Pacific voyages of English navigator and explorer James Cook’s (1768 to 1779). Continue reading
Kids’ stuff – Protection – update
A new funding campaign has opened for Protection the film from the team at Beyond Empathy who brought you the award-winning Rites of Passage. Continue reading
Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial
until 10 September 2017
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
free (yes really)
This major exhibition surveys the contemporary practice of 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, responding to the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum (1). The curator Tina Baum has done a fantastic job to bring together both emerging and more established artists from around Australia. Continue reading
Archibald and serendipity
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, 2017
Art Gallery of NSW – $18 adult, $16 concession, $14 members
29 Jul – 22 Oct 2017 and then to regional centres.
Now in its 96th year, the $100,000 Archibald Prize for the ‘best’ portrait painting has been settled. Continue reading
Hotel Coolgardie – review
87 mins; selected Australian cinemas, through raw + cooked media .
Fresh off the plane and in need of money, two Finnish backpackers – Steph and Lina – find themselves the latest batch of “fresh meat” sent to work as barmaids at a pub in a remote Australian mining town. Continue reading
Kids’ stuff – Protection
Protection is the new film from the team at Beyond Empathy who brought you the award-winning Rites of Passage. Continue reading
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
$10 adults, until June 1
The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual competition to promote the ‘very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.’ Continue reading