CURRENT ISSUE

ON THE COVER

On the Cover: Aiko Robinson, A Rustling in the Trees, 2019. Pen and colour pencil drawing on washi paper, 39 x 74 x 4.5cm. Courtesy: the artist, Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney and Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland

UPFRONT

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Agenda
What does it mean to view a commercial exhibition in the 21st century?

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In the works
Art History 101 for the discerning collector.

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Lifecycle of a collector
Part one: What happens to an art collection when a couple splits?

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Going Global
Should we be doing more to market our art abroad?

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Social snobs
How social media will end the art world as we know it.

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Eye on the prize
Who are the real winners of the myriad art prizes available to artists today?

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With all due respect
How much responsibility does an auction house take for the provenance of an artwork?

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Cultural capital
How not to sound like a total p**** when talking about the art in your collection.

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Money sullies art
Is art the new Louis Vuitton for millennials?

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Survey
Is it okay to negotiate price in the gallery?

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Exhibition
A new exhibition looks back at John Kaldor’s 50-year commitment to making public art.

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on the couch
The expansive approach of the The Macfarlane Fund supports living artists at all stages of their practice.

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Inside the covers
Should we collect the work of great artists if we know they are terrible people?

ARTISTS

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Under 5k
Five artists you’ll be surprised to learn have work available for under 5k.

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Collector’s Dossier:
The fast and the funny
Tracey Clement on how Julie Rrap has raised serious issues with sharp humour for more than four decades.

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Alternating currents
Teelah George builds her works layer by layer, stitch by stitch. Jane O’Sullivan writes.

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Every part of me
Micheal Do explores the dynamic compositions of painter Mick Wikilyiri.

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Camera observa
Carrie Miller looks at how Justine Varga pushes the limits of what a photograph can be.

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A pirate’s life
Mathieu Briand transects the tides between real and imagined. Ashley Crawford dives in.

COLLECTING

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Art Centre: the most beautiful magic
Warmun Arts is brought to life by theatre, dance, ochre and earth.

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Collector: level up
Collector’s home or public institution? In Sue Cato’s case, it can be hard to differentiate.

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Dealer: Talent and nous
Sydney gallery The Commercial now calls a nine-metre-high concrete warehouse home.