Artists have long tackled global issues, from war to human rights. But what, asks Joanna Mendelssohn, does this actually achieve?


Joanna Mendelssohn examines the historical and social background to the summer exhibition 'Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age'.


Philanthropist Judith Neilson has donated $6 million to endow a Chair in Contemporary Art.


An art installation celebrating a scientific project to replant forests of seaweed that disappeared from the Sydney coastline in the 1980s is a feature of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees arts and creative industries as important for Canada's economic growth, writes Usman W. Chohan.  


The music video remains an important place of creative experimentation, write Phoebe Macrossan and Catherine Strong.  

Some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times will be explored in a suite of exhibitions opening at UNSW Galleries this week.

Intimate video portraits of people interacting with alpha brainwave-controlled art forms the basis of George Khut's residency at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Quantum art

Inspired by UNSW’s ground-breaking research, Steven Durbach's paintings, animations, and other artworks express the beauty of the ideas at the heart of quantum physics.


UNSW Associate Professor Paul Thomas takes quantum computing and turns it into art. Here he speaks about "Quantum Consciousness", which is based on the work being done by Professor Andrea Morello at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Computer Technology at UNSW.