Michael Do

Based in: Sydney, Australia

Micheal Do is a curator and writer. His exhibition Soft Core, exploring soft and inflatable sculptures developed for Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, is currently touring twelve regional and rural galleries throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. He was previously Producer of Creative Programs at The Red Room Company, Exhibition Manager at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Exhibitions Manager at Liverpool City Council Library, and Programs Officer at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Do curated The Invisible Hand (2019) and Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu (2017) for 4A and has also recently developed 5X5, a survey of 5 artist/collector relationships for Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney (2018). His arts writing appears in Art Collector, Art Review Asia and 10 Magazine. He was the 2018 recipient of The Freedman Foundation’s Travelling Scholarship for Curators.

FEATURES

Money Sullies Art: Starving artists

In this expanded Money Sullies Art, we address the cultural expectations that frame the economic plight of artists today.

Daniel Boyd: Into focus

Daniel Boyd reframes Australia’s foundational myths as an ongoing history of Aboriginal survival and resistance.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Emily Parsons-Lord

Dive into the Churchie 2020 winning work.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Patricia Piccinini

What makes these particular artworks WORK as works of art?

VIDEO: At home with John Young

Michael Do and artist John Young on The Shiva Paintings.

Cool Hunter Predictions: Nadia Hernández

As part of the Venezuelan diaspora who settled in Australia, artist Nadia Hernández tells me she can’t help but respond to the political, social and environmental atrocities being committed in her home country.

Betty Muffler: Healing Hands

Painter Betty Muffler offers the surreal quality of healing not only to her people, survivors and second generations, but also to her Country.

Mick Wikilyiri: Every Part Of Me

Mick Wikilyiri’s dynamic paintings are a deeply personal representation of Country, spirituality and family history.

Tom Polo: When windows are worlds

Tom Polo has long been fascinated by the enigma of human imagination. Through his highly suggestive painted compositions, he offers a window into vast interior worlds, waiting to be explored.

Cool Hunter Predictions: Kai Wasikowski

Attuned to the acoustics of our time, Sydney-based artist Kai Wasikowski prompts a vein of philosophical and poetic reflection in his photographic landscapes.
Dawn Ng

Dawn Ng: Perfect strangeness

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Dawn Ng’s practice compels us to come face-to-face with what she believes truly motivates us: the desire to belong.