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Indigenous artists shine in Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre's ambitious exhibition is the first major survey of art from Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Lands.

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Dog made Assistant Director at the Maritime Museum

Meet Bailey the Border Collie who has been recruited permanently to help protect the Australian National Maritime Museum exhibits from seagulls.

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Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

To mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the State Library of NSW is staging two fascinating exhibitions that showcase the rich story of gardens and garden‐making in Australia

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Gould League of Bird Lovers

Can you help solve the missing years of the NSW Gould League of Bird Lovers badges?

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Lighting spotfires under a palace of colonial power

Garden Palace, which burned to the ground in 1882, was a monument to empire's glory. Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones is now working on an epic exhibition that will explore this historical epoch from an Aboriginal perspective.

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Narromine Aviation Museum up sizes

The Narromine Aviation Museum has just opened a new extension effectively tripling the space available for exhibitions.

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Auction Action at Firstdraft

Artworks donated by alumni & supporters go under the hammer.

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Telling Cowra’s Story

Cowra has fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner Of War breakout in modern military history.

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NSW Lancers Memorial Museum launch restored WW2 Matilda Tank

20,000 volunteer hours and five years of difficult restoration has now reached completion.

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Art changes lives

Show your support and stand up for Australian arts!

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Making a Tax deductible donation

So you have found your favourite museum or gallery and you want to give them a donation. 

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SHOWCASE: Felicity Fenner

Forte magazine interviews Dr Felicity Fenner, curator of the touring exhibition People Like Us.

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Wollongong goes digital

Museums in the Illawarra launch a collaborative heritage website.

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Confused about collecting?

We'll talk you through where collections come from and what they mean today.

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SHOWCASE: Deborah Kelly

We talk to Deborah Kelly, about her exhibition currently on tour throughout Australia

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Heritage Week in the swing of things

Did you know its Australian Heritage Week? 

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Imagine a city

An exploration of the remarkable impact and legacy of the NSW Government Architect’s Office.

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At Home: Mervyn Bishop

A snapshot of the Brewarrina boy and acclaimed press photographer.

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Error Strategy

A new residency and project at Bilpin exploring the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

 

 

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Oscar tells it his way

An 11 yr old's verdict on Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.

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Silent film wins

And Lake Macquarie Heritage Centre shares the spotlight.

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SHOWCASE: Ken + Julia Yonetani

Ken + Julia Yonetani’s work explores our relationship with nature, science and the spiritual realm in the contemporary age.

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Interview with Robert Heather

New England Regional Art Museum's new director talks.

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And the winner is …

Winner of the 2015 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize announced.

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At Home: Djon Mundine

The environmental message behind Mundine's Another Country.

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SHOWCASE: Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro

In discussion with our Gallery Programs and Touring Exhibitions Manager.

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People Like Us

NETS Australia tour opens at UNSW Galleries.

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Collecting Chinese histories

Help the Orange district connect with their Chinese heritage.

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The nature of fashion

See how nature influences fashion design.

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At Home: Badger Bates

A rich and loving childhood had a lasting impression on Badger Bates and his art.

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School holiday thrills

Happiness all round with the Australian Museum's school holiday program. 

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SHOWCASE: Brendan Lynch

We talk to Brendan Lynch, a rising star in the American art scene.

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Hanging on a vision

Two quite different shows to send our brains spinning.

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Olga’s survivor story

Survivor histories – a finite and precious resource.

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Siteworks at Bundanon

A once a year event: site-specific, contemporary art free-for-all!

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At Home: Uncle Laddie Timbery

Meet the affable and enthusiastic Dharawal and Yuin Elder at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum.

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Flood!

Explore the impact of the Hawkesbury River floods.

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Picking an Archibald winner

Gallerina’s quest to guess this year's winner.

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More Marina magic

Young people engage with performance art.

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Strange embraces

The Blue Mountains are gripped by a Strange Embrace.

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Fashionable history

Visit Paris in Albury for a taste of stunning 60s fashion.

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What's an Emerging Artist?

Examining the relationship between ARIs and artists.

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Sculpture in the mountains

Katoomba - a town of mists and mellow fruitfulness ... and sculpture!

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At Home: Robert Campbell Jnr

Retrospective explores segregation, dispossession and disempowerment.

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Major acquisition for Mosman Art Gallery

John Olsen's painting a wonderful addition to Balnaves Gift.

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City of Plenty

Food and art meet for a good cause. 

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At Home: Mickey of Ulladulla

An artist's insight into aboriginal cultural survival.

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Conflict & Compassion

Our picks from the National Trust Heritage Festival.

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Shaun Gladwell and his doppelgängers

Soak up Shaun Gladwell's most recent work and survey exhibition.

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Future Feminist Archive

Exploring feminism’s role in contemporary art

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Rudie nudie tours

Experience the James Turrell retrospective in its purest form.

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Destination

An installation by Talulah Vane at Woodford Academy.

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Dear Sylvia

An exhibition for Plath devotees and lovers of photography.

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Australian Museum facelift

After 125 years, the museum gets a new, spectacular entrance.

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Broken Hill makes the cut

What does it take to become the first heritage listed city?

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Country context

Country Curator talks us through the finer points of moving regional.

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Identity

Capturing the spirit of the Western Riverina.

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Child's play

Keeping kids busy these school holidays.

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Christmas celebrations!

Celebrate the silly season with a visit to Santa, a decoration workshop or cheerful Christmas carol event.

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Uncle Ossie Cruse recognised at IMAGinE

A life devoted to the Aboriginal people of South East NSW.

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Festive fever

Start the festive season in regional NSW.

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Corroboree Sydney

Initiated and delivered by Indigenous people, this is one action packed festival!

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What lies beneath

Discover archaeological ruins under the high-rises of inner-city Sydney.

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The Graduate

Forget the champagne and canapés, this is what’s hot in town. 

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Celebrating IMAGinE award winners!

Cultural 'best and fairest' industry awards announced.

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Creepy Quarantine

Explore this allegedly haunted heritage site.

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After the flood

After five years Coffs Harbour Regional Museum is back.

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Appy Trails

New app is regional time traveler. 

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The Balnaves Gift

Mosman's collection is a gift for the community.

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A day at Cockatoo Island

Outside the Biennale, Cockatoo Island offers much!

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Every Breath You Take

Group Exchange, the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial

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A pounce bag and a spray can

Current happenings in the Contemporary Project Space at AGNSW

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Artists fees – a recent discussion

If artists are to be paid fairly we need the public gallery network.

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Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond

This year’s theme is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond.

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From Bali to Mosman (via Paris)

Art and craft from across the world in Mosman Art Gallery. 

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1000 species in one perfect app

For every ornithologist, herpetologist and the plain old nature-lover!

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Phryne Fisher’s fabulous fashions

Frills, frippery and frocks - Miss Fisher's fashions on display.

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The Broken Hill massacre

Read about the 'Only enemy attack on Australia soil during WWI'.

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Doing it in Deni

Deniliquin is a destination with much to offer.

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Planes with personality

Introduce yourself to Transavia Airtruk and Clancy Skybaby!

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Every renovator’s heritage dream

The annual week-long celebration of Australia’s national heritage!

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A salty supper

The poisoned chalice of our environmental practices.

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Caring collections: Westmead Hospital art collection

Know an artist whose works could contribute to a caring collection?

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At Home: Woven in wire, shaped in steel

Lorraine Connelly-Northey’s pieces loom large and beautiful at New Weave.

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Lover of butterflies?

International Women's Day—celebrate the art and science of the Scott sisters.

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If these walls could talk

A look back into 14 MacMahon Street's 85 year occupation history.

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At Home: The Sketchbooks of Tommy McRae

Read this week's At Home: Aboriginal artist of NSW article!

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Anne Frank Today

Inspired by Anne Frank's story? New exhibition opening soon.

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Building home

Building a magical monstrous city in Bathurst.

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Making the invisible visible

Trio of female artists show how objects have energies.

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Sydney's museums alive online

Sydney Living Museums launches its new website.

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The museum vs the caravan Park

Check the score - the museum versus the caravan park.

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Sustainability comes to NERAM

What does sustainability in an art museum look like?

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Dig deeper on Australia Day

Experience Yabun 2014, John Pilger's Utopia and Waves of Migration all on one day.

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The great outdoors as a living museum

There's more to the great outdoors than beaches and bikinis.

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Blacktown City Art Prize winners announced

Now in its 18th year this is the most popular prize in Western Sydney.

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Lord Howe and the horny turtle

From horny turtles to sharks with dental issues, there is much to see at this museum.

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Distant connections to the here and now

Collaborative museum and education venture produces new work.

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Not just fabulous frocks

For lovers of fine fabric, furs and frocks.

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At Home: My saltwater murris

Love the sea? Then you'll love Michael Philp's new work.

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The big roar

Mini M&Ger exploring the dinosaur world.

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At Home: The paper home

Euraba Papermakers newest work on display.

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Aboriginal Language Map

Locate an Aboriginal artist's Home using this map.

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Chain Reaction

An artist's very personal connection with the atomic tests.

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Vikings disarmed

The Vikings were plundering invaders with horned helmets, right?

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Roll out the red carpet

Grammy, Emmy, Toni, Oscar? No, it’s the IMAGinE Awards!

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Modern Objective

A rare Modernist delight in the heart of the city.

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Norman Lindsay paintings evacuated

Worsening bushfire threat prompts collection evacuation.

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Don't hide your face, Ms Rolfe

Wayward relative or colourful Sydney-sider in your history?

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Sydney moderns in a collection near you

Solid bounty of modernist works in regional galleries.

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The Art of Installation

A ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship for Emerging Artists.

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Welcome to our Website

Find museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres.

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Pioneering expectations

The Pioneer Women's Hut's claim to fame is their outstanding quilt collection.

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A multitude of migration stories

A taste of the treasure trove of online exhibitions.

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The promise of empty shelves

Calling all artists and those interested in Blue Mountains heritage

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Finding a family at 13

Read about Dorothy Silvertsen who left home at 13 to find a new family

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The Land of Lewers

Just one of the many delights to be found way out west!

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Sydney Contemporary

Exceptional quality and complexity of Australian artwork at Sydney Contemporary

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On murdered muses

Florence Broadhurst: artist, designer, dance girl and murdered muse

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Legends of Lithgow

Be surprised by the sites of lovely Lithgow

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The Flat-pack Portable Cell

Ikea meets prison at Cooma Correctional Services Museum. 

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The essential line

Get up close and personal with Hugo!

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What kids like

Hear what Hazel, Gully, Oscar, Owen and cohorts say about museums

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My Favourite Animal at Menagerie

There is no way that you can go to Menagerie at the Australian Museum without falling in love.

 

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Do you like to draw?

Follow the Children's Trail at the Archibald Prize

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Meet mini Marion!

Marion is the latest in clever technology

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Keep it. Where?

Finding a home for the Syron collection

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Eat Your History

The cook and the curator take us down memory lane presenting recipes that built the colony.

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