Sex and ping pong: Sidney Nolan and the Gallery School
As the art world marks centenary of Australian artist Sidney Nolan's birth, the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts looks at his legacy.
The art of maths
A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.
Beautiful and unsettling: The world of artist Patricia Piccinini
VCA alumna Patricia Piccinini, whose works include Graham and Skywhale, has an instantly recognisable aesthetic that is at once grotesque and fascinating.
Big Data projects big things for White Night
Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.
Jon Cattapan, artist, on his Melbourne art tram
Jon Cattapan, visual artist and Deputy Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, discusses his work for the 2016 Melbourne Art Trams project.
Unearthing Australian art? It’s a Minefield
In 1973, Australian experimental artist Tim Burns had an incendiary idea for an artwork: a minefield with real explosives, hidden from an unsuspecting public.
Edgar Degas: Capturing a world of movement
More than just pretty ballet dancers, Degas work depicts the energy, vitality and daily life of Paris at the end of the 19th century.
Mixing sculpture and performance in Dough Portraits
Artist Søren Dahlgaard has taken more than 2,000 “dough portraits” over seven years, turning familiar objects into something strange.
Gallery: Artists bring cross-cultural exchange to Jakarta
Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History is an exhibition in Jakarta focusing on Sally Smart and Entang Wiharso’s cross-cultural dialogue.
Kids, avatars and the science of art
A chocolate treat has helped inspire a unique art project for Australian primary school children, teaching them to produce art in a different light.