Visual Art Articles

Art packs 'em in as Sydney Contemporary exceeds expectations

Inaugural three-day art fair at Carriageworks is a hit, attracting more than 28,000 visitors.

October Issue of Limelight: The Trouble with Jackie

Inside the brilliant but often misunderstood Jacqueline du Pré; plus pianists Willems, Hough and Hewitt and our Aussie Festivals Guide.

September Issue of Limelight: Ten Maestros on Ten Masterworks

Ten maestros discuss the music they are passionate about, Isserlis on his newest recording, Ibragimova on hers and the stories behind the most famous musical portraits.

Mabel Juli wins Kate Challis RAKA Award

80-year-old Gija elder wins prestigious art prize for Moon Dreaming.

Bill Henson – musical favourites & inspirations

The Australian photographer on shooting undercover at the Paris Opéra and undertaking a Mahler pilgrimage.

Hundreds take the plunge in MOFO's nude swim

Hardy bathers brave freezing River Derwent during Dark MOFO Festival.

July issue of Limelight: Maria Callas – The Ultimate Diva

A look at opera singers old and new, from Callas to Kaufmann, with more than a side glance at Shostakovich and Salieri.

Zensation overload: Ryoji Ikeda in Australia

Carriageworks, June 8–July 1
Free entry

Bill Henson: The music behind the lens

Shooting undercover at the Paris Opéra, a Mahler pilgrimage in the woods, and how I learned to spell Götterdämmerung.

Art review: Turner from the Tate

One of Britain’s greatest artists, J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) is celebrated today as a highly modern painter.

Come Out, Come Out wherever you are…

South Australia has been spoiled at this year’s Come Out Festival, and it’s not just the kids who’ve had all the fun.

Hobart’s “fun police” move nude swim up the coast

MoFo's midwinter event is moved upstream as Tasmanian Police show their funny side.

Vincent Fantauzzo wins Archibald People's Choice

Portrait of Asher Keddie proves the popular winner from this year’s Archibald exhibition.

June issue of Limelight: Your essential guide to British music

The June issue focuses on the glorious musical tradition that is British music.

Sydney to light up with Wagner

Will Wagnerlicht at Vivid compensate the harbour city for missing out on the Melbourne Ring?

Fergus Linehan appointed director of Edinburgh Festival

Current head of Vivid and former director of the Sydney Festival is to take over in 2015.

Brett Whiteley's nudes reveal, well, quite a lot

More than 60 of the late painter's works on show in his own studio explore his love of a good curve.

Live review: 13 Rooms (Sydney)

The human body, clothed and unclothed, is at the heart of this most interactive of art events.

Sacrificing a virgin’s never looked so easy

For some, Stravinsky's masterpiece can be a perplexing listen. But help is at hand as a new musical animation illuminates its darker corners.

How to get your face on the Sydney Opera House

Ever wanted to see yourself on the sails of Australia’s most recognisable building. Well here’s how…
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