Interviews

  • Curating a life

    This year, curator and writer Professor Natalie King was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as part of their 100 Women of Influence awards for her contribution to Arts…

  • Vincent Namatjira in Conversation | Ocula

    Vincent Namatjira relishes painting famous people who are humorously redeployed across vivid canvases and depicted in his community in remote Indulkana in South Australia. His powerful…

  • NS Harsha and Tiffany Chung in Conversation

    On the occasion of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement (16 March–11 June 2018), the Victorian College…

  • Patricia Piccinini in Conversation | Ocula

    On the occasion of Patricia Piccinini’s multisensory and epic retrospective, Curious Affection at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA, 24 March–5 August 2018)…

  • Curator Natalie King on her new role as Enterprise Professor at the VCA

    Natalie King curates Australian and international programs that include exhibition making, publications, lectures, workshops and cultural partnerships across contemporary art and Indigenous culture.

  • Pipilotti Rist in Conversation

    Pipilotti Rist configures sensory and colour-saturated universes that transport the viewer into hyper-visual sequences of moving image, film and objects.

  • Ocula Conversations Series

    Ocula Magazine is pleased to partner with the 21st Biennale of Sydney to release a series of Ocula Conversations with seven artists, one from each of the Biennale locations.

  • Tracey Moffatt in Conversation

    Since graduating from Queensland College of Art in 1982 and following her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, in 1989, Tracey Moffatt…

  • Maria Alyokhina in Conversation

    Formed in 2011, Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot is known for organising unauthorised and provocative guerrilla punk rock performances in unconventional…

  • ‘I can see a shadow thinking’ Tracey Moffatt in conversation

    Since graduating from the Queensland College of Art in 1982, Tracey Moffatt has become one of Australia’s most visible contemporary artists…

  • Vanishing Point | Belle magazine

    Representing Australia at the 57th Venice: Biennale, artist Tracey Moffatt has devised two large-scale photographic suites and a pair of highly cinematic video works…

  • Natalie King, curator, talks about 1970s Melbourne, cafes and art

    Natalie King grew up among shag pile rugs and Marimekko drapery in Balwyn. Her grandmother introduced her to the Forum Theatre, she’s filled with hope by a Richmond…

  • What Happens Now? Melbourne’s Public Art Biennial Lab

    Eight experimental artworks from the City of Melbourne’s Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, curated by Natalie King, have rewritten the rules of public art.

  • Entang Wiharso and Sally Smart in Conversation

    On the 30 November 2015, an e-conversation commenced between Entang Wiharso in Yogyakarta; Sally Smart in Yogyakarta and her studio in Melbourne, and Natalie King…

  • On the Couch with Natalie King

    Curator, writer and arts leader currently Chief Curator of Melbourne Biennial Lab; Senior Research Fellow at VCA, University of Melbourne and Curator of Tracey Moffatt at 57th Venice Biennale 2017.

  • Jessica Morgan: Burning Down the House

    Jessica Morgan, Daskalopoulos Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, made a lightning visit to Sydney on the occasion of the Kaldor Public Art Projects…

  • The Days of Our Lives: Natalie King, Curator of TarraWarra Biennial 2014 – Whisper in My Mask

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be an art curator? Today, Natalie King gives us a glimpse behind the curtain as she shares a day in her life as co-curator of TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in my Mask.

  • “Whisper in My Mask”: Natalie King on the TarraWarra Biennial 2014 in Australia – curator interview

    The TarraWarra Biennial 2014 presents a powerful sensory exploration of masking, otherworldliness and hidden narratives in Australia and beyond. Art Radar talks to the Biennial’s guest co-curator Natalie King about ghosts…

  • Natalie King and Youngmi Park in Conversation

    Now in its 13th edition, the Dong Gang International Photo Festival takes place in the city of Yeongwol, about 3 hours drive east of Seoul.

  • Polixeni Papapetrou in Conversation With Natalie King

    Polixeni Papapetrou flexes the camera’s hold on her subjects: Natalie King: Initially you trained as a lawyer and then became a practicing children…

  • Falling Back to Earth: Cai Guo-Qiang

    Despite two failed pyrotechnic ‘explosion projects’ for the 1996 and 1999 Asia Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art (APT), Cai Guo-Qiang…

  • Whisper in My Mask

    June issue of Broadsheet: Presents a major critical analysis of the Biennale of Sydney, international biennales, artist and activist protest and the corporate…

  • A Human Texture: the Video Portraits of Candice Breitz

    Candice Breitz draws us into the devotional world of fandom and pop music by recruiting twenty-five ardent John Lennon fans to re-perform…

  • Machines of knowledge & experimentation

    On the eve of the 5th Auckland Triennial, Natalie King interviewed internationally renowned biennial curator Hou Hanru via Skype…

  • Bill Henson in conversation with Natalie King

    Bill Henson held his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975, at the age of 19. Since that time he has become one of Australia’s most celebrated artists.

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto, Photofile, 2010

    HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: When I was first invited to Sydney I was given a number of potential sites including Pier 2/3, MCA and Cockatoo Island…

  • The material of meaning: Illuminating the art of Joseph Kosuth

    Joseph Kosuth is candid, astute and erudite. At the time of our meeting in Sydney, I was reading Pierre Cabanne’s dialogue with Marcel Duchamp and the latter’s views on the elastic definition…

  • Anastasia Klose with Natalie King

    Natalie King: Can you tell me about the title of your recent exhibition The Happy Artist at Tolarno Galleries in Melbourne?

  • Tacita Dean, Photofile, 2009

    Tacita Dean is renowned for her 16mm films, drawings, photographs and audio recordings that explore time, chance and contingency…

  • There is no future: An interview with Ai Weiwei

    Based in Beijing, Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most prominent artists. Born in 1957, he grew up in exile in the remote desert province of Xinjiang.