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Dying for immortality, this artist wants you to dispose of her body

Dying for immortality, this artist wants you to dispose of her body

Performance artist Georgia Banks is staging a provocative new work where members of the public are invited to ‘audition’ to curate her eventual funeral.

  • by Nick Miller

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An Indian man and his fish reawakened Mike’s love of photography

An Indian man and his fish reawakened Mike’s love of photography

Mike Rutherford had thought professional photography was dead. He was inspired by a ‘biblical’ scene by an Indian river, and now he’s a national prize finalist.

  • by Caroline Zielinski
The one building that put Sydney on the world map

The one building that put Sydney on the world map

The Sydney Morning Herald played a huge part in the story of our international icon, the Sydney Opera House.

  • by Helen Pitt
Arthur Streeton’s Grand Canal sells for record $3 million at auction

Arthur Streeton’s Grand Canal sells for record $3 million at auction

Painted by Streeton while on a second honeymoon with his wife Nora Clench, the work has a storied history.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Donald believes he is ‘the luckiest man on earth’. Here’s a clue to why

Donald believes he is ‘the luckiest man on earth’. Here’s a clue to why

Cryptic-crossword master Donald Harrison celebrated his 27th year as a professional cruciverbalist this year. For the 89-year-old, writing crosswords has been one heck of a ride.

  • by Riley Wilson
Nazi-looted treasure returned to heirs in Australia after 80 years
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Nazi-looted treasure returned to heirs in Australia after 80 years

The small, glass perfume bottle belonged to David Logan’s grandfather before it was stolen during the war.

  • by John McDonald
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‘Squidgy’ and glowing entrance revealed for Melbourne’s newest museum

‘Squidgy’ and glowing entrance revealed for Melbourne’s newest museum

A world-first innovation at the soon-to-open Science Gallery has turned the bricks around the entrance into an animated digital artwork.

  • by Nick Miller
Artist turns amateur sleuth as public recruited to help find photographs’ owners

Artist turns amateur sleuth as public recruited to help find photographs’ owners

It all started when Mayu Kanamori found more than 300 hand-printed photographs of a Japanese family at a market.

  • by Amelia McGuire
Streeton’s Venetian masterpiece, hidden for a century, set for auction

Streeton’s Venetian masterpiece, hidden for a century, set for auction

Arthur Streeton’s finest European painting, his magnificent depiction of Venice’s Grand Canal, is going to auction for the first time in more than a century.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Seven sisters, two brothers and an adopted joey: Therese Shanley’s art

Seven sisters, two brothers and an adopted joey: Therese Shanley’s art

Following in the rich tradition of female Australian artists working in a domestic space, Therese Shanley mines her childhood in her first major solo show.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Surprise! The pandemic improved the standard of drawing in Australia
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Surprise! The pandemic improved the standard of drawing in Australia

The standard of entries in this year’s Dobell Drawing Prize prove lockdown has been good for art.

  • by John McDonald