Painting Romantic Australian landscapes: Cambodian-born artist Sokquon Tran – in pictures


Cambodian painter Sokquon Tran merges the Australian landscape with the German Romantic tradition.

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Professional “art bubble”: Who is in it and what do they do?


In an article for the New Zealand Herald on the re-launch of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Janet McAllister comments on the dubious relationship between art and money.

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Unparalleled “NEW AGE: NEW MEDIA” exhibition shows 12 Australian and Chinese video works – 7 month China tour


A China first, “NEW AGE: NEW MEDIA” exhibition is showing twelve Australian and Chinese video works over seven months in a Chinese-wide tour that ends December 2012.

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Invisible paintings by Filipino artist Edd Aragon light up in Yuchengco Museum – profile


An increasing number of artists are working with light as part of their art creation. Now Filipino-born artist Edd Aragon has developed his own UV light-reactive paint.

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Words in Art: Australian artist Josephine Starrs maps rivers with poetry


Australian artists Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski use poetry, local quotes and lyrics in their environmentally-conscious new media art.

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Penelope Seidler announced board director Sydney Biennale


BIENNALES AUSTRALIA ART PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS One of the world’s longest running biennales, the Biennale of Sydney, has announced architect and arts supporter Penelope Seidler AM as a new Board Director. Though new to the event’s board, Seidler is by no … Continue reading

140 not enough: Powerhouse favours Facebook over Twitter in social media experiment


While not strictly related to contemporary or visual art in Asia, we thought this social media experiment undertaken by Powerhouse Museum in Sydney was worth highlighting. The museum took part in Ask a Curator Day, a global activity that utilises the wonders of social media as a primary avenue for museum curators and audiences to interact. While Twitter is generally the favoured communication platform on this day, Powerhouse made the decision to focus on Facebook instead – Twitter’s 140 character restriction was revealed to make any real discussion difficult.

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The Problem of Asia: Para/Site art exhibition explores Asian identity in Sydney


PARA/SITE ASIAN IDENTITY ART The Problem of Asia, an exhibition presented 30 April – 22 May, 2010 at Chalk Horse Sydney in partnership with Hong Kong’s Para/Site Art Space, deals with an array of issues, not all of which are politically correct. The … Continue reading