CURRENT ISSUE

ON THE COVER: Philjames and Polly Borland, Untitled, 2021. Oil on archival cotton rag on aluminium, 160 x 128cm. Courtesy: the artists and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne.

UPFRONT

Previews
The noteable exhibitions to be staged across the region this quarter.

Cultural capital
Why did you drop 20k on that new piece for the sunroom?

Agenda
In short, what collectors need to know about NFTs.

Money sullies art
The art of social media marketing.

With all due respect
A cautionary tale: what went wrong with Santiago Sierra’s Union Flag?

On the couch
On the 50th anniversary of Papunya Tula, we sit down with manager Paul Sweeney and artist Monica Nangala.

Inside the covers
Dive into the story of Australia’s presentation at the world’s foremost art exhibition: the Venice Biennale.

Art fair report
The art fairs and events in our calendars this quarter.

Lifecycle
The myriad reasons collectors donate to public institutions.

Behind the scenes
Should you ever ask an artist to work for exposure rather than money?

ARTISTS

Art under 5k
Our highly anticipated lineup of artists you might be surprised to learn have works available for less than $5,000 AUD.

What next?
Three artists on our radar now.

Pull focus
Three art critics discuss what makes three major pieces work as works of art.

Critic’s choice
Three artists who have recently captured the attention of Marcus Schutenko, Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Collector’s dossier
Louise Martin-Chew on how Judith Wright explores the otherworldliness of everyday happenings.

Look again
The work of Atong Atem asks us to refocus our gaze. Diego Ramirez writes.

The impetus of doubt
Jo Higgins on how Tonee Messiah proposes new terrain.

He’s a seeker
The work of Brent Harris is a powerful testament to his enduring curiosity. Jacqueline Millner writes.

A higher power
Danny Lacy on how Sam Jinks defies the logic of construction.

The sandman is coming
Edward Colless previews Mikala Dwyer’s highly anticipated next Sydney exhibition.

Piece of cake
Melody Willis on how Scott Duncan melds kitsch and antiquity.

Looking out; looking in
Christian Thompson expands our understanding of constructed realities. Jo Higgins writes.

COLLECTING

Art Centre: ocean going
Erub Arts reaches far-flung audiences across the globe.

Dealer: tried, tested and triumphant
James Makin Gallery exemplifies the ethos of a truly refined commercial gallery.

Collector: a full life
Ron and George Adams are quickly running out of room for their ever-growing art collection.

If I could have
Tai Mitsuji selects 10 works on his wish list.

Portrait of a gallerist
Siblings Emma and Jack Bett are third generation gallerists.

Exhibition
What to expect at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021.

Survey
We asked collectors: What’s your relationship with the first artwork you ever bought?

One sentence reviews
Recent exhibitions summed up in a single sentence.