Publications

  • Trust

    Trust is the bedrock of all relationships and solidarities. Whether through models of collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous participants, trust is part of the process

  • Know My Name

    Tracey Moffatt’s semi‐autobiographical short film Night cries: a rural tragedy 1989 depicts a fraught and complex relationship between a frail, white woman and her adoptive Aboriginal daughter

  • Jon Cattapan, Dissolve

    As Melbourne emerged from harsh lockdown, artist Jon Cattapan commenced a conversation with curator Natalie King discussing turbulence and uncertainty, friendship and loss

  • Kate Daw

    Like a perfume that evokes an unknown culture of another time and place, these small experiences – phrases, fragments, sensory notes and memories – can become the meaning to which we give life and which we find in it. +

  • Monograph honours prolific Indigenous artist

    Copyright Agency has licensed a stunning selection of works by Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye for a monograph published this year.

  • Why artist Nell takes inspiration from rock music – and nuns

    A new mini monograph explore the duality inherit in the work of one of Maitland’s favourite daughters, who is married to celebrity chef Kylie Kwong.

  • Review: Mini Monograph series edited by Natalie King

    The Mini Monograph series celebrates the work of contemporary Australian women artists. Artist Nell is explored in Book 3, and Book 5 showcases artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

  • She trusted the paint

    She saw what could still be done; that was her great achievement. She understood W.B. Yeats’ phrase “the delighted eye” and she gave it an intense and active meaning.

  • Galleries ‘should save their best for last’

    Hanging artworks for a major exhibition is more often an exercise in storytelling than a judgment about beauty…

  • Mini Monographs

    Mini Monographs is a new series dedicated to heralding Australian woman artists and their work, edited by curator and Victorian College of the Arts professor Natalie King…

  • TarraWarra International 2019: Tracing Tangible Shadows

    This haunting voiceover from Hiwa K’s video, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue) (2017), follows the artist retracing a journey that he made when he was 25 years old…

  • Polixeni Papapetrou | Thames & Hudson Australia & New Zealand

    Polixeni Papapetrou (1960-2018) was born in Melbourne to Greek immigrants.Her childhood experience of feeling like an outsider in a then predominantly…

  • Del Kathryn Barton

    Renowned for her vibrant, highly detailed works, Del Kathryn Barton is an acclaimed artist working across painting, drawing, film, textile and sculpture.

  • Eugenia Lim – The Ambassador

    Eugenia Lim is an Australian artist of Chinese–Singaporean descent who works across video, performance and installation. In her work, Lim transforms herself into invented…

  • CROWNINGS

    Crownings is a creative response to the former Royal Women’s Hospital in Carlton and to the histories of birthing, women’s health and maternal care in the twentieth century …

  • Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art

    A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles.

  • 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life

    ‘Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.’ Marlene Dumas’ poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours

  • 11th Taipei Biennial: ‘creativity and crises’

    Stealthily installed in the basement of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum as part of Post Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem, the 11th Taipei Biennial co-curated by Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda…

  • The Global Couch 2018 – Art Collector

    In issue 86 of Art Collector, we interviewed key international players about where Australian and New Zealand art is at on the world stage. Read the full interview transcript below.

  • Val Wens – Banyuwangi

    Juggling precariously before a sulphuric, acrid Javanese landscape or a remote and ancient forest, Indonesian/Australian artist Val Wens performs a sequence of balancing actions: a potent metaphor…

  • Polixeni Papapetrou 1960–2018

    Polixeni Papapetrou was immeasurably creative, remarkably indefatigable and unstintingly focused on her photographic practice. Poli skilfully melded her family life with her artistic output…

  • My Horizon, Tracey Moffatt

    Somewhere between fiction and history, the work of Tracey Moffatt is redolent with imaginative narratives. Working across photography, film and video, Moffatt takes…

  • Crossing Borders

    Ai Wei Wei’s epic and harrowing documentary Human Flow (2017) exposes the staggering scale of the refugee crisis with displaced people comprising …

  • Polixeni Papapetrou: MY HEART – still full of her

    In 1833 the younger poet and dandy Alfred de Musset met the novelist George Sand and both fall passionately in love. On seeing Sand…

  • If I Could Have

    Curator for the 57th Venice Biennale 2017 Natalie King selects 10 artworks from gallery stockrooms that she would purchase tomorrow if she could.

  • A New Book On Australian Contemporary Art Foregrounds Questions About Diversity

    Polemics about the lack of diversity in the image of Australian art ensued after the publication of a new book entitled Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Australian Contemporary Art (2017)…

  • Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon

    This is the first book on Tracey Moffatt in ten years. She is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists with significant international acclaim, having presented at the Cannes…

  • Tracey Moffatt – Vogue Living

    IT’S EASY TO frame Australia’s representation at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017, in the terms of ‘trailblazing’ women and Indigenous talent…

  • Do women make better curators?

    A new survey exhibition of work by the late sculptor Bronwyn Oliver curated by the eminent curator of Australian art Julie Ewington opened at TarraWarra Museum of Art recently…

  • Art in the Asia-Pacific

    As social, locative, and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, this volume interrogates how this phenomenon impacts art practice and politics…