Visual art

Archibald Prize winner Adam Cullen dies at 47


Archibald prize winning artist, Adam Cullen has sadly passed away in his Blue Mountains home over the weekend at just 47 years old. Adam had been suffering serious illness for a number of years and his lawyer, Charles Waterstreet, has confirmed the death, saying the artist had apparently died in his sleep. One of Australia’s…


Conversations with Indigenous Artists

Monday 2 July, 6.00pm
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From the iconic voices of Jimmy Little and Archie Roach, to director Warwick Thornton, STUDIO celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this NAIDOC week 2 – 6 July at 6pm. Namatjira the Painter- Monday 2 July 6.00pm This is the story of Aboriginal watercolour artist Albert Namatjira, who…



Wednesday 12 September , 10.00pm

This series is an in-depth guide to some of the world’s most iconic artistic figures. Each episode of Discovering examines a fascinating subject that had a significant impact on a particular era and art form. These include Luis Buñuel – the father of cinematic Surrealism, Salvador Dali – one of the 20th Century’s most important…


Documentary Spotlight: Modigliani’s Genuine Fake Heads

Thursday 21 June, 9.30pm

In Livorno, Italy, the artist Modigliani is supposed to have dumped some sculptures of heads into the canal outside his apartment after suffering a humiliating negative response from art critics. Fifty years later, researchers persuade the municipal authorities to dredge the canal in a search for the heads. As failure follows failure, suddenly they find…


Mildura Palimpsest


Mildura Palimpsest is an Australian and international visual arts festival. Described as the Biennale of the bush, the festival showcases over 100 international and local artists’ work. Installations in historic buildings, motels, shop fronts and even a service station makes the Mildura Palimpsest a truly unique festival. The theme of the eighth festival in 2011…


Adelaide Festival: Parallel Collisions

Parallel Collision

The Art Gallery of South Australia presents Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art as part of Adelaide Festival 2012. Influenced by their research in literature, art history, cinema and more, 21 artists have created an exhibition that allows the viewer to see both past, present and visualise the future. Curated by Natasha Bullock and…


STUDIO ArtBreak: Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks YouTube

Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist Daniel Crooks is the first Australian to be nominated in the Signature Art Prize in Singapore. Here he talks of his work and his interest in the representation of time and spatial dimensions. Daniel Crooks’ works will appear at the Adelaide Biennal of Australian Art from 2 March-29 April as part…


Treasure Houses of Great Britain

Tuesday 13 December, 7.30pm
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There are centuries worth of priceless treasures and intriguing stories concealed behind the closed doors of Britain’s stately mansions. In this elegant series, host and journalist Selina Scott is invited into some of the UK’s most historically significant houses. The current owners of estates including Chatsworth House, Blenheim Palace, Burghley House and Holkham Hall reveal…


The Art of Francis Bacon

Tuesday 6 December, 8.30pm
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This engaging film examines some of Francis Bacon’s most influential paintings and the meaning and motivation behind them, explained in the artist’s own words.


The British Face

Friday 23 September, 8.30pm
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Why is portraiture so captivating? Irish actress and theatre director Fiona Shaw, in association with London’s National Portrait Gallery, endeavours to find out in this two-part documentary. Shaw interviews painters, photographers and caricaturists about the art of capturing the human spirit in a variety of mediums. Her quest stretches across everything from school photos to…


Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences

Shaun Gladwell at ACMI

If you haven’t caught Shaun Gladwell’s video work Stereo Sequences at ACMI yet, hurry before it closes next weekend. Shaun mixes the urban with slow-motion video to create beautiful meditations on city lifestyle. In Stereo Sequences, now on at the Australian Centre for Moving Image in Mebourne, Gladwell uses filmic devices such as slow-motion and…