ON THE COVER: Nasim Nasr, Impulse, 2023. Digital print, performer John Fabry. Courtesy: the Artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne.


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

Artworld Analysis
From the artworld’s systematic performance of economic disinterestedness, through to discussion on what’s fair in the gallery/artist percentage split, the proliferation of art buying collectives, and the importance of visiting ARIs, we examine artworld topics of interest to collectors now.

The Test of Time
Gallerist Philip Bacon and artist William Robinson on the longevity of their relationship.

Art Fair Report
The art fairs to take note of in the coming quarter.

On the Couch
Larissa McMillan is at the helm of the first public art gallery in the world dedicated to Māori Indigenous art.


Undiscovered & Underrated
Unrepresented artists yet to gain gallery representation, and exceptional long-practising artists currently unrepresented.

Look Out For…
The artists on our radar now.

Pull Focus
Prominent critics zero in on important major works.

Critic’s Choice
Iain Dawson, Director of the South East Centre for Contemporary Art, Bega, presents artists working from the periphery.

Collector’s Dossier
Linda Marrinon’s 40 year practice continues to expertly balance humourous impudence and empathy. Jacqueline Millner writes.

Beyond the Veil
Laura Williams reimagines vice and virtue. Emma Jameson writes.

Pottering Around
Glenn Barkley is captivated by the crafted and the functional. Camilla Wagstaff writes.

Holding Ground
Prudence Flint’s paintings give strength to vulnerability. Ellinor Pelz writes.

About Time
In Andrew Browne’s latest works, there is a subtle collision of contrasting perceptions of time. Louise Martin-Chew writes.

Living Lineage
Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin provides us a contemporary glimpse of her beloved Country. Tina Baum writes.

Non-place Space
Narelle Desmond investigates how we live and make. Camilla Wagstaff writes.

An Irresistible Impulse
Nasim Nasr on the measure of love. Jacqueline Millner writes.

Hinging on the Moment
For artist John Aslanidis dysfunctionality becomes the default setting. Rex Butler writes.

Made Ready
David Attwood’s latest works prompt us to consider the relationship between culture and capital. Kelly Fliedner writes.

Inside the 2023 TarraWarra Biennial ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili.

One Sentence Reviews
Recent exhibitions summed up in a single sentence.


New Dealers
The galleries newest to the block in Australia and New Zealand.

Art Centre: Melting Pot
UMI Arts is focussed on forging sustainable careers for its First Nations artists.

Dealer: Gaining Ground
With perseverance and intuition N.Smith Gallery has hit the ground running.

If I Could Have
Arts writer Mariam Ella Arcilla selects 10 works on her wish list.

Collector: Paying Attention
For Penelope Jackson, keeping the art collection she loves close to her is a vital part of her creative process.

Seen, Heard, Read, Played
The book, podcast, streaming series and game you might like to know about.

We asked artworld cognoscenti where they find emerging/undiscovered talent.


Tina Baum is a Gulumerrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/Karajarri woman who holds the position of Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.

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

Rex Butler is a Professor of Art History & Theory at Monash University, Melbourne. He is an art historian with 11 writing and editing credits.

Frances Carter is a Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based photographer.

Erin Cave is a Mount Maunganui-based photographer.

Aaron Claringbold is a Melbourne-based photographer.

Edward Colless is a Fellow of the Centre of Visual Arts, University of Melbourne, and Editor-at-Large of Art+Australia.

Nick De Lorenzo is a Sydney-based photographer.

Brian Doherty is a Melbourne-based photographer.

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.

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.

Sue Gardiner has been a New Zealand-based writer since 1999 and is a Trustee of the Chartwell Trust.

Kelly Gellatly is a curator, writer and arts advocate. She has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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.

Jessyca Hutchens is an art historian, curator, and Palyku woman living in Boorloo/Perth. She is currently undertaking her DPhil in Art History at the University of Oxford.

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

Emma Jameson has worked in the arts industry for more than 10 years. She currently works as Editor at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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

Joanna Kitto currently holds the position of Director at West Space, in Collingwood Yards, and is a curator and writer.

Anna Kučera is a Sydney-based photographer.

Luke Létourneau is the lead of the Curatorial and Collections team at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Michelle Marshall is a Whangarei, Northland New Zealand-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.

Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer, educator, gallery professional and consultant.

Dr Julian McKinnon completed a PhD in Creative Practice from the University of Auckland in 2021. He now works as a writer and an artist.

Elke Meitzel is a Melbourne-based photographer.

Charlotte Middleton works as Content Coordinator of Vivid Sydney and is a freelance writer.

Jacqueline Millner lectures in art history and visual culture and is currently associate professor, Visual Arts at La Trobe University.

Andrew Nicholls has curated projects for institutions including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and is a practising artist based in Perth.

Ellinor Pelz is a Melbourne/Naarm based writer and curator. She currently works at The National Gallery of Victoria.

Ingrid Periz works out of New York as a critic and curator.

Elspeth Pitt currently holds the position of Senior Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia, where she specialises in modern and contemporary art.

Jenna Price is a regular columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and is currently a visiting fellow of the Australian National University.

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.

Piupiu-Maya Turei is an artist and curator from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is deeply involved in the Ōtepoti art community, and her work contemplates the ways culture can be expressed through artistic practice.

Emma-Kate Wilson has been published in Art Almanac, Artist Profile, Art Monthly and The Sydney Morning Herald.

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