Is art education in Australia focusing on producing an epidemic of mediocre PhD theses that nobody reads, at the expense of vibrant artists well prepared for a lifetime of creative work?
John McDonald delves into Parkinson's a condition that is not only debilitating but also still carries a stigma. One which artist Bernie McGrath is upending.
I first met Bronwyn Oliver when she was 10 years old. It was 1969. She was Bronwyn Gooda then and her family lived in northern...
This brief essay is on my friend Paul Partos, his story and the times he passed through is complex.
Joe Kinsela speaks with SAM Director Rebecca Coates about the contemporary vision of Benalla and Shepparton - rural cities that are planning to expand...
Our current issue, highlighting Reg Mombassa’s career, profoundly illustrates the impact that a diverse and rigorous Australian tertiary art education has had on other artists...
After reading Ben Quilty's reaction to his article in issue 35, here it’s Joe’s turn to reply in the debate.
Artist Ben Quilty takes issue with Joe Kinsela’s piece in the previous issue of ARTIST PROFILE on the proposed Sydney Modern extension to the AGNSW.
In the face of Sydney Modern, Historian of Australian architecture Joe Kinsela presents his Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Australian painter John Peter Russell was a close friend of Vincent Van Gogh, so why do so few Australians know of Russell?
When Clifton Pugh first saw Nolan’s Ned Kelly series while still an art student, it provided him with a clear sense of where he wanted...
When teenage Ken Whisson met artists Joy Hester, her husband Albert Tucker and the Reeds’ avant-garde circle in 1940s Melbourne, his creative education truly began.
It was the end of MAF, or so we all thought.
Joe Frost explores a contemporary dilemma of the increasing prevalence of the 'artist-curator'
Incremental changes over time, together with the latest de-funding of the Australia Council, have seen the international residency program effectively destroyed.
Gazing across the nation’s landscape, artists have referenced the past, the future and the ever present, to gain a sense of place.
The Western world is seen as a throw-away society, where everything has a use-by date. But what of the art world?
An accessible online collection of cultural archives worldwide, the Google Cultural Institute marks an important step in the digitisation of arts and culture in Australia.