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The Art Show

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In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

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In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

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What the world needs now.

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A total joy, thank you Namila.

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A total joy, thank you Namila.
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The Art Show

Latest release on Aug 12, 2020

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In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

Rank #1: Hisham Matar on art, grief and healing

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In A Month in Siena, Hisham Matar travels to Tuscany to look at the city's ancient paintings. In the process, he finds himself grieving for his father who disappeared 30 years prior.

Jan 21 2020

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Rank #2: Highlights: Helen Seiver's healing through art, Imants Tillers in Latvia, Art Gang, Ben Quilty

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In this final edition of summer highlights, we hear from West Australian artist Helen Seiver who has come to terms with her parents' deaths through art, Imants Tillers on his Latvian roots, the Art Gang in Brisbane's West End for creatives who have fallen through the cracks, and Ben Quilty on the problem with Santa Claus and "straight, white men."

Jan 15 2019

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Rank #3: The Art of Life — a Children's Hospital Special

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Come and visit an extraordinary world where world-class medicine intersects with world-class art; you will meet children, emergency doctors, and artists to find out how art is not only on the walls, but literally built into the hospital from the ground up.

Apr 17 2019

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Rank #4: Sci Fi artist Lucy McRae

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Plus, Hong Kong painter Chow Chun Fai tells Ed about the 'Lennon Walls' popping up around the city, art critic Sebastian Smee explains Renoir-loathing, and Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao is accusing the NGV of self-censoring.

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #5: COVID-19 and visual art

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The Australian artist Sally Smart talks about her planned exhibition and the impact of COVID-19 on artists worldwide. For Home is Where the Art Is, we journey to Polynesia to learn about a garment from Tuvalu called the titi, and we meet renowned APY Lands artist, Robert Fielding.

Mar 17 2020

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Rank #6: What does it mean to be idle?

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Turner prize winning artist Helen Cammock reflects on the art of being idle, for Creation in Isolation we check in with members of the Australian arts community adapting their work as a result of COVID-19, and self-described 'propaganda' artist Jonas Staal explains what propaganda art is, how it works, and why he wants to see more of it.

Mar 24 2020

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Rank #7: The art and life of Joy Hester

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This year marks 100 years since the birth of Australian artist, Joy Hester. We celebrate the milestone by reflecting on Hester's art and probe the question: when everything is now 'curated,' what does the word actually mean?

Apr 08 2020

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Rank #8: Bauhaus turns 100, The Tale of Genji, Federal budget, Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

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We celebrate Bauhaus' centenary with director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Dr Claudia Perren, Professor Andrew McNamara from QUT - who is recreating works by Bauhaus immigrant to Australia Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack - and Washington Post art critic Sebastian Smee, who also discusses The Tale of Genji exhibition at The Met. ABC national arts, culture and entertainment reporter Michaela Boland joins Ed to discuss the Morrison government's budget, and we meet the winners of the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award.

Apr 02 2019

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Rank #9: SALA artists Hossein Valamanesh and Gavin Wanganeen

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Plus, V& A curator Victoria Broackes on pop culture exhibitions, and what is a bookwork?

Jul 31 2019

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Rank #10: Reflecting on touch in an era of isolation

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Touch is a huge part of the way we experience the world, so how are our lives being reshaped in this era of physical distancing without touch? We explore these ideas with American photographer Robert Andy Coombs and Australian artist Michelle Vine.

Mar 31 2020

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Rank #11: Artists offer new perspectives for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

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Plus art meets science for the 150th birthday of the periodic table, Veronica Kent's squid ink on Bruny Island, and Tarn McLean paints the 12 flowers of the zodiac.

Jul 17 2019

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Rank #12: Art, money, and ethics

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Plus, Danie Mellor is up for another NATSIAA, Justine Bonenfant on embroidering for Beyonce, and Anthony Yung from Asia Art Archive.

Aug 07 2019

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Rank #13: Liu Bolin the invisible man

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Plus, Tate Modern's Yasufumi Nakamori, Aysha Huq on winning a Young Archie, and ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa on making playful sculptures on serious themes.

Aug 21 2019

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Rank #14: Highlights: Ceramic architecture, pie art, Clever Kids, the history of colours

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Kenji Uranishi builds with clay in the Hub on Art studio, Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin's pie art, Clever Kids on the Drover's Wife, and paint-maker David Coles on the history of colours in his book Chromatopia.

Dec 25 2018

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Rank #15: Step into Quilty's world, National Photographic Portrait Prize winner Alana Holmberg, Janet Laurence: After Nature

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Ben Quilty on the defining moments of his career and the first major survey of his work - Quilty, Alana Holmberg on her National Photographic Portrait Prize-winning shot of her pregnant sister, the contents of Mirka Mora's studio up for auction in Arts News, and Janet Laurence on her 30-year career combining art and natural history, ahead of her major exhibition opening at the MCA.

Feb 26 2019

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Rank #16: Highlights: Children's art special

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Dr Barbara Piscitelli on why children's art matters, our youngest studio artists ever, Dr Gai Lindsay on why art teachers need to be confident, an audio postcard from a kindergarten art show, and our Clever Kids on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #17: Collecting art on a budget

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We speak to a couple of art experts who insist you don't need to be a big spender to get started collecting art, drop by the studio of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, and hear about a very special piece of art that connects Melbourne man Guido Melo to Brazil.

Mar 10 2020

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Rank #18: Creativity and the gig economy

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Have you ever rented out a room in your house to a stranger? If you have, you've been part of the gig economy - that growing sector that promises ease and flexibility to consumers. But what are the costs of working this way? And what might artists learn from looking closely at the gig industry?

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #19: Art x Fashion special

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Jewellery designer Rene Skelton works in studio, has fashion found its place in the art world? RMIT head of fashion and design Professor Robyn Healy, Sass & Bide co-founder Heidi Middleton, and writer and curator Miranda Hine discuss, the NSW inquiry into museums report in Arts News with Claire Nichols, the catwalk comes to the gallery for Gorman: Ten Years of Collaborating at Heide Museum of Modern Art, and the art of the suit with Daniel Friedman of LGBTQ tailoring specialists Bindle & Keep.

Mar 05 2019

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Rank #20: Highlights: Tony Albert's Aboriginalia collection, Murals of Tibet, Cathy & Catherine, Davida Allen

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In our first edition of summer highlights, we revisit Tony Albert's Aboriginalia collection and political works, Thomas Laird on the emotional experience of photographing the murals of Tibet, legally deaf and blind artist Cathy Staughton and her friend and muse Catherine Bell, and Davida Allen on the often untold difficulties of motherhood.

Dec 18 2018

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Jasmine Togo-Brisby on creating South Sea spaces

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Jasmine Togo-Brisby is a fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander whose work examines her family's stories, including those of her great-grandmother who was just eight years old when she was stolen from a beach in Vanuatu in 1899.

Aug 12 2020

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Body talk: Julie Rrap's creative journey around the female form

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Artist Julie Rrap has been preoccupied with the female body since the 1980s, so what is her take on the changing politics of the body happening in visual art right now?

Painter Ash Keating tells us about his favourite tool of the trade - the fire extinguisher! - as part of our Artist's Tools series.

Plus, an artist couple who turned lockdown into video art.

Aug 05 2020

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An African Australian art collective making space where there was none

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Areej Nur co-founded Still Nomads to create room for the wealth of artistic talent in the African diasporic community. She tells us why it's been such a success and what it exposes in Australia's art scene.

Plus, how are artists who are parents making work right now, especially during a pandemic?

Jul 29 2020

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Sebastian Smee on criticism during COVID

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Pulitzer prize-winning Australian art critic Sebastian Smee on finding new ways to work as a critic during the pandemic, being an ally and how he came to art.

Jul 22 2020

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Hisham Matar on art, grief and healing

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In his latest book, A Month in Siena, Hisham Matar travels to Tuscany to look at the city's ancient paintings. In the process, he finds himself grieving for his father who disappeared 30 years prior.

Jul 15 2020

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Maree Clarke on maintaining cultural practices

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After three decades in the visual arts world, Maree Clarke's practice continues to evolve, inspired by places and objects, and even roadkill!

Jul 08 2020

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Liz Ann Macgregor on running the most popular contemporary art museum in the world

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We meet Liz Ann Macgregor, the museum director who began her career driving a truck around Scotland, and wound up running Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art - the most visited contemporary art museum in the world!

Jul 01 2020

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Djon Mundine on creating Aboriginal memorials

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Djon Mundine OAM is a writer, curator, activist and self-described 'occasional artist'. He reflects on the importance of creating memorials to Aboriginal people across Australia, including the regions.

Jun 24 2020

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Callum Morton on monuments, art and activism

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Artist Callum Morton turns his attention to the Sirius Building in The Rocks in Sydney, and reflects on the nature of monuments and activism, in light of the Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the world.

Jun 17 2020

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Lisa Hilli on how her black experience shapes her creativity

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Pacific Melanesian artist Lisa Hilli shares how her black experience shapes her creativity, from the texture of her afro hair to capturing the joy of black sisterhood, it's all embedded in her art.

Jun 10 2020

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Marking skin with Julia Mage'au Gray

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Across Oceania, tattoos or markings are a cultural statement of who you are. Julia Mage'au Gray is an Auckland-based dancer, photographer and filmmaker from Papua New Guinea who is reviving Melanesian skin marking.

Jun 03 2020

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Sandra Hill on art and reconciliation

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Sandra Hill was 6 years old when she was taken from her family in 1958. As part of the stolen generation, it wasn't until years later that Sandra found herself able to reconnect with her culture and community through art.

May 27 2020

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Del Kathryn Barton on the dangers of losing touch with our child selves

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Del Kathryn Barton discusses her debut feature film Puff, and the dangers of losing touch with our child selves.

May 20 2020

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Helen Grace on art and friendship

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Has being in isolation changed the way you engage with friends? We speak with artist Helen Grace, whose photography explores ideas of friendship and connection.

May 13 2020

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Recovery and resilience with Latai Taumoepeau

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What happens when your creative tool - your body - shuts down? Tongan Australian performance artist Latai Taumoepeau discusses reconnecting with her body after illness in order to reconnect with her creativity.

May 06 2020

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Olafur Eliasson's disappearing glaciers

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Two decades ago, artist Olafur Eliasson hired a plane to fly across Iceland so he could document the epic glaciers of his homeland. When he returned years later, many of the glaciers were completely unrecognisable. Or had disappeared altogether.

Apr 29 2020

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Critiquing the 'colonial propaganda' in our museums

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When you go to a museum, do you ever wonder how the objects were acquired? Alice Procter is an Australian art historian who wants us to critique what she terms the 'colonial propaganda' within our museums.

Apr 22 2020

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Jerry Saltz on How to Be an Artist

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We speak with Pulitzer prize-winning American art critic, Jerry Saltz about his new book How to Be an Artist, and find out how Quandamooka country on North Stradbroke Island inspires the art of Megan Cope.

Apr 15 2020

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The art and life of Joy Hester

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This year marks 100 years since the birth of Australian artist, Joy Hester. We celebrate the milestone by reflecting on Hester's art and probe the question: when everything is now 'curated,' what does the word actually mean?

Apr 08 2020

54mins

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Reflecting on touch in an era of isolation

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Touch is a huge part of the way we experience the world, so how are our lives being reshaped in this era of physical distancing without touch? We explore these ideas with American photographer Robert Andy Coombs and Australian artist Michelle Vine.

Mar 31 2020

54mins

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What the world needs now.

By Bphotoappdesign - Apr 15 2020
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A total joy, thank you Namila.