Angus Nivison: A Survey

A world-class survey show at one of Australia’s modest regional galleries is a must-see, writes Susie Burge


Above clockwise: Tamworth Regional Gallery Angus Nivison Survey Show; Summer Cotton Bimbang (detail); Hard Rain (detail).

The New England does winter well. Lean, spare, hungry-looking hills, coloured in pale shades of wheat and silver, with grey woolly sheep bunkering down or white-faced cattle huddled under lone eucalypts, and avenues of leafless poplars etched against a watery sky laced with mackerel cloud. On a very cold day, there is snow out here, a slender blanket laid like icing over the landscape, and dangerous slip on the road. Read More...

This Finite Earth - Biennale of Sydney 2012

The Art Gallery of NSW hosts an inspiring segment of this year’s Biennale of Sydney, writes Susie Burge


Guido van der Werve, 'Nummer Acht: Everything is going to be alright' - courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photograph: Ben Geraerts

The 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia’s largest festival of contemporary art, opened last week. It’s spread over 4 key city and harbour venues: Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cockatoo Island, Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay. And this year, Carriageworks in Redfern is a presenting partner with an installation by Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens.