CURRENT ISSUE

ON THE COVER

On the Cover: Christopher Ulutupu, Lulu and Friends, 2019. Digital photo. Photo: Kasmira Krefft. Courtesy: the artist and Millers O’Brien, Wellington.

UPFRONT

Agenda
The latest commercial gallery trend? Go big or go home.

In the works
Art History 101 for the discerning collector.

Lifecycle of a collector
What happens to a collection when a couple splits part two: the prenup.

Cultural capital
The art world smoke and  mirrors revealed.

Money sullies art
Should artists be concerned with their careers as well as their practices?

Survey
What’s wrong with the art world?

Exhibition
QAGOMA celebrates Shirley Macnamara’s signature spinifex sculptures.

On the couch
We talk to the Sheila Foundation about what collectors can do to address gender bias in visual art.

Inside the covers
Why the destruction of a portrait cuts to the core.

ARTISTS

Pull Focus
A new section where our critics discuss what makes major pieces work as works of art.

Critic’s Choice
The artists who have recently captured AGNSW curator Isobel Parker Philip’s attention.

Going Global
The region’s artists making waves on the world stage.

NATSIAA pick of the crop
We discuss some of the outstanding works at this year’s NATSIAA.

Collector’s Dossier: The Quiet Maverick
Tai Mitsuji on how architecture school dropout Noel McKenna became one of Australia’s most important painters.

Close to the Wind
Ann Shelton explores female experiences of fertility, control and trauma. Sue Gardiner writes.

The Spellbinder
Carrie Miller explores how uncomfortably comfortable Sarah Contos is with life’s endless contradictions.

Healing Hands
Micheal Do discovers how Betty Muffler offers her surreal healing powers to her people and her Country.

The Silver Bullet
Tim Silver taps into a universal resonance with love and loss. Courtney Kidd writes.

COLLECTING

Collector: The whole picture
A look inside the collection of one of Australia’s most formidable cultural advocates, Gene Sherman.

Art Centre: Working with hands, working with country
The Hermannsburg Potters continue the legacy of Albert Namatjira through clay.

Dealer: Striking a chord
After more than 30 years in Indigenous art, Vivien Anderson remains exhilarated by the arts and artists she observes.