Joanna Mendelssohn

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The ambitiously named exhibition, The National: New Australian Art, lives up to its title as a visual examination of Australia in an age of uncertainty.

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Nora Heysen was the first woman to be awarded the Archibald Prize, but for most of her life she was defined not by her art, but by her relationship to her famous father, the artist Hans Heysen.

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A pioneering book co-authored by two UNSW associate professors gives a complete recasting of Australian art through exhibitions.

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Alex Seton's sculpture 'A Durable Solution?' dominates the protest exhibition at the forthcoming ALP national conference. He has also created an official memorial to Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

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Forty-five years after his death, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has mounted a major exhibition of Tony Tuckson, focussing on his intensely personal Abstract Expressionist works.

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In the early 20th century, two families of collectors brought the best of modern French art to Russia. Many of their paintings - including works by Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne - can now be seen in Sydney.

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A new book charts the growth in awareness of modernist women artists in Australia.

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John Russell, who was destined to become an engineer, instead became an artist in fin de siècle France – and a friend of Van Gogh, Monet and Rodin.

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It is some years since such a classical work as Yvette Coppersmith's has won the Archibald. Hers is a most intelligent self-portrait in the very mannered style of George Lambert’s work.

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The lively reconfiguring of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman exhibitions means it is harder to work out which paintings the judges are considering as potential winners.

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