Australian art via Instagram – 15 accounts to follow

Which of Australia’s art institutions, spaces and publications should you be following on Instagram?  

Start off your 2015 art journey by following these handpicked Instagram accounts that feature the latest Australian contemporary art. Art Radar suggests 15 exciting accounts to follow.

Screenshot of the Instagram feed of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Image by Art Radar.

Screenshot of the Instagram feed of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Image by Art Radar.

In no particular order, Art Radar lists 15 exciting Instagram accounts that offer glimpses into diverse aspects of the Australian contemporary art world.

Art Monthly Australia | @artmonthly

This authoritative magazine of Australian art (est. 1987) has a new Instagram account that regularly posts useful alerts about exhibitions around the country.

Art Almanac | @artalmanac

Follow this dynamic publication for real-time updates on what’s happening in the Australian art community.

Art Guide Australia | @artguideau

Art Guide Australia is an independent editorial featuring lively conversations and current views on the Australian art scene. Follow to receive insights from artists, curators and galleries.

Art Gallery of NSW | @artgalleryofnsw 

The official Instagram account of the Art Gallery of New South Wales brings you updates about current and upcoming exhibitions, close-ups of artworks and behind-the-scenes shots of one of the most popular art museums in Australia.

Art Gallery of WA | @artgalleryWA

The Art Gallery of Western Australia places a strong exclusive focus on the arts of Australia. Its Instagram feed regularly re-posts the work of Australian artists.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) | @qagoma

QAGOMA is the joining of forces between two vibrant galleries, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. Follow to receive visual snippets of installations, artworks, design merchandise and mouthwatering previews of dishes from the gallery restaurants.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia | @mca_australia_now

The Instagram stream of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia features real-time stories seen through the eyes of the Museum’s staff, visitors and collaborators.

Screenshot of the Instagram feed of the TarraWarra Museum of Art. Image by Art Radar.

Screenshot of the Instagram feed of the TarraWarra Museum of Art. Image by Art Radar.

TarraWarra Museum of Art | @tarrawarrama

TarraWarra‘s thoughtful Instagram account offers inspirational quotes in addition to images of artwork and architecture. Follow also to catch stunning views of the beautiful Yarra Valley where the museum is situated.

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art | @4Acentreforcontasianart

This unique and energetic space posts regular and interactive news snippets about event launches, exhibitions and progress updates of artists.

Artspace Sydney | @artspace_sydney

Artspace is a leading international residency-based art centre that hosts interesting artist talks, cutting-edge exhibitions and interactive public programmes.

Centre for Contemporary Photography | @ccp_australia

A must-follow for photography lovers, the Centre for Contemporary Photography’s Instagram feed enables closer engagement with the centre’s many events, resources and exhibitions that revolve around contemporary photo-based arts.

Valerie Sparks & Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, 'Outland' (installation view), 2014, photographic collage and hand-carved sculpture, variable dimensions. Image courtesy the artists and Melbourne Art Fair.

Valerie Sparks & Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, ‘Outland’ (installation view), 2014, photographic collage and hand-carved sculpture, variable dimensions. Image courtesy the artists and Melbourne Art Fair.

Melbourne Art Fair | @melbourneartfair

The Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s leading fairs for contemporary art. The next edition is scheduled for August 2016; follow now to be sure not to miss out on previews and behind-the-scenes tidbits.

Sydney Contemporary | @sydneycontemporary

Now in its second edition, Sydney Contemporary is Australia’s newest international art fair. Its Instagram feed supplies an exciting and diverse range of Asian contemporary art.

Art Month Sydney | @artmonthsydney

This annual not-for-profit festival of contemporary art encourages engagement with artists through gallery visitation. Follow to view snapshots of studio visits and artist-led tours.

Stupid Krap | @stupidkrap

A must-follow for street art lovers, Stupid Krap’s Instagram feed features original and limited edition artworks by the world’s best street, graffiti and contemporary artists.

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