ON THE COVER: Claudia Kogachi, Kill Bill, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, framed, 170 x 138cm. Courtesy: the artist, and Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington.


The notable exhibitions to be staged this quarter across the region.

Cultural Capital

Hannah Wohl continues her series on her concept of creative vision as it applies to the endeavours of art collectors.

The Test of Time
What gives a gallerist/artist relationship longevity?

Art Fair Report
The international art fairs you should pay attention to in the year ahead.


Cool Hunter Predictions
The artists we’re keeping an eye on.

Curator’s Radar
These artists have recently garnered significant attention from curators.

Notable Accolades
These accomplished artists took out major prizes during the year.

Premier gallerists have recently thrown their weight behind these artists by staging their debut exhibitions.

Collectors Love
With sell-out shows in 2022, these artists were collector favourites.

New Directions
These artists have recently taken their practice somewhere notably different.

Sad Farewells
The 2022 art world losses we’re lamenting.

Standout Shows
The most talked about exhibitions last year.

Remarkable Collectors
The collectors and philanthropists going above and beyond to support local art.

Agenda Setters
The artists, curators and directors set to influence the art world in 2023.

The curators to put on your watch-list.

The 2022 art world trends we noted


Seen, Heard, Read
The book, podcast and film you might like to know about


Charlie Ashfield is a Melbourne-based photographer.

Lucinda Bennett works as a writer and editor based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She holds an MA (First Class) in Art History from The University of Auckland.

Judith Blackall is a curator and writer with extensive experience in Australian and international
contemporary art.

Daniel Browning is a Bundjalung and Kullilli journalist, radio broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer. Currently, he is Editor Indigenous Radio with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and produces and presents Awaye!, the Indigenous culture program on Radio National, the ABC’s specialist arts and journalism network.

Dr Christina Chau holds a PhD in Art History and Media Studies from the University of Western Australia, is currently a lecturer at the School of Media, Culture, and Creative Arts at Curtin University, and is the lecturer and course coordinator for Honours in the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin. In 2017 Chau published her first book titled Movement, Time Technology and Art, and was also a television presenter on ABC’s Art Bites: Shock Art, which looked at controversial art for Australian audiences.

Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham is an independent curator, consultant, writer and artist. From 2017 to 2022 he was the director of programs at Carriageworks, having held prior curatorial positions at Western Sydney University, where he completed his PhD in cultural studies in 2004.

Briony Downes studied Art History at the University of Oxford and Australian Aboriginal Art at Curtin University, Perth. She has worked in the arts for 20 years as a writer and art theory tutor.

Emma Finneran is a writer and artist based in Sydney.

Kelly Fliedner is a Perth-based writer and curator. She is the Collections Officer and Art Consultant for the Australian Government’s Artbank initiative in Western Australia, and a Board Member of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

Joe Frost is an artist represented by Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney.

Sebastian Henry-Jones is a curator and writer led by an interest in DIY thinking. He is currently Associate Curator at West Space, Melbourne.

Maya Hodge is a Lardil and Yangkaal writer and curator. Her creative practice explores the power of disrupting colonial narratives through curatorial and project-based work dedicated to uplifting First Nations autonomy and storytelling.

Lucy Jackson works as a Wellington-based writer, curator and communications specialist. She has held roles at Te Papa and City Gallery Wellington.

AM Jonson is CEO of the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas. She has written and edited widely on society, ethics, technology and the arts for many presses and publications, including co-authoring two books on Brian Sherman.

Duro Jovicic is a writer currently completing his Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, Melbourne.

Courtney Kidd has written for publications including Artist Profile, Art Monthly Australasia, Art + Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is also an art consultant at Artbank.

Joanna Kitto currently holds the position of Art & Collections coordinator at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. She is a curator and writer based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Russell Kleyn is a Wellington-based photographer.

Louise Martin-Chew has been writing about the visual arts for 25 years. She completed a doctorate at the University of Queensland in 2019, and remains an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland.

Jacquie Manning is a Sydney based photographer.

Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer, educator, gallery professional and a consultant for artists based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Nina Miall works out of Sydney as an independent curator and writer. She has more than 20 years experience working across institutional, commercial and public art contexts. Primary among her curatorial concerns are socially engaged, interdisciplinary and site-specific practices.

Michelle Newton is the deputy director of Artspace, Sydney where she has co-commissioned and co-curated significant projects with artists and in partnership with leading international institutions.

Brian Obiri-Asare’s writing examines the nuances within a racially diverse society, inspired by his Ghanaian heritage. He won the 2021 NT Literary Award and an Arts NT Varuna Fellowship.

Sophie Penkethman-Young is an artist and digital producer. She recently completed a Master of Art Curating at the University of Sydney focusing on digital museum culture and internet-based practice. Sophie held the 2019-2020 board position of Digital Manager of Runway Journal.

Diego Ramírez works as an artist, writer and arts worker. His practice employs a variety of mediums to unpack representations of otherness from the perspective of a Mexican subject.

Anne Ryan holds the position of Curator, Australian Art at The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.

Judith Ryan is Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). She has curated numerous exhibitions of Indigenous art, has published widely in the field and has been responsible for developing the NGV’s collection of Indigenous Art.

Henry Skerritt currently holds the position of curator of the Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Jm Tubera is a Melbourne-based photographer.

Emma-Kate Wilson is an art and design writer who has been published in Art Almanac, Artist Profile, Art Monthly and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Hannah Wohl received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

Sharne Wolff is an arts writer and critic. She has written on art for numerous publications including Art Monthly Australia and The Guardian Australia.

Coen Young is a Sydney-based artist represented by Kronenberg Mais Wright, Sydney and Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland.