A light in dark times
As Jewish people celebrate the festival of Passover, we remember artist Judy Cassab's personal story through deeply moving items from her archive and look to the flicker of light in her art to kindle hope in dark times.
6 months, 1 week ago, by Steven Miller
Bodhisattvas of Compassion
Bodhisattvas are those who, due to their great compassion, forgo their own personal nirvana to lead others there. It seems an idea that has particular resonance in these frightening times, particularly on 8 April which marks the celebration of Buddha's birthday.
6 months, 2 weeks ago, by Steven Miller
True flavour, not true facts
The value of oral histories is in the flavour rather than the facts. The interviews with artists recorded for the Balnaves Foundation Australian Sculpture Archive Project are not just informative, but sometimes moving and often surprisingly funny.
1 year, 7 months ago, by Steven Miller
Dr Ever-Hard’s dirty little book
As a state gallery, it can be difficult to negotiate the shifting boundaries between what is considered challenging, provocative, offensive and obscene. The general public often has different ideas about these things to those working in the arts.
3 years, 10 months ago, by Steven Miller
Give them back their names and their dignity
Although I do not normally believe in conspiracy theories, if you look at the artwork labels at the Gallery, there is evidence of a feline revisionist agenda at play.
5 years ago, by Steven Miller
David Strachan’s salmon fricassé
No, we aren’t trying to jump on the celebrity cooking show bandwagon, we’re Cooking for Copyright. You too can join the social media campaign to reform archaic laws.
5 years, 2 months ago, by Steven Miller
A place for snackers, searchers and miners
In light of the Gallery's Sydney Modern project, we've been doing a lot of thinking about cultural institutions in the 21st century. On a recent study trip overseas, the focus was on libraries and archives.
5 years, 9 months ago, by Steven Miller