Real Australian and Site of Passage are two exhibitions that show clearly why Australia’s diversity should be nurtured and celebrated.
A possum-skin cloak covers a bed in a prison cell: the sole comfort in a room stripped of tenderness and care.
Superposition Studio, designed by Future Method, makes a strong point through an artefact.
These beautiful photographic prints by Fiona Wolf-Symeonides are well worth a look.
Against the Sky is an exhibition of new paintings by Sydney artist Hayley Megan French.
The Queen of the Night is an orchid cactus that flowers between dusk and dawn, once a year, for a single night.
The power in Tamara Maximova’s flowers comes from her passion. “When I paint I don’t think. I feel,” she says. “Emotions. Emotions. Emotions.”
If you get to see Obsessed: Compelled to Make “live”, a short film of the exhibiting artists is on continuous loop beside their artworks. You put on headphones and hear their voices. You see them at work in their studios, or outdoors on their tribal lands, and when the film is finished you get to examine the fruit of their labours.
The month-long Weave Festival (March 1-31), offers an extensive and in-depth experience of Aboriginal and Pacific cultures.
These intrepid women paved the way for new generations of Australian women artists.