Art, Architecture & Design

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Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.

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Art lovers have long pondered the identity of the mystery face behind the Ned Kelly mask in Sidney Nolan’s most iconic painting.

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Australia’s first high-tech festival to explore the experience of anxiety will fuse art, science and technology to shake up approaches to mental health.

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The biggest mental health and arts festival in the world, The Big Anxiety Festival, will explore and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century.

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In awarding the 2017 Archibald Prize to Mitch Cairns, the trustees have reaffirmed a tradition of artists painting artists that began with the very first prize in 1921, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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The development of wood as strong as steel has spawned a new breed of timber towers to revolutionise the way we live in cities.

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Pritzker Prize winning architect Alejandro Aravena says architecture students should be encouraged to apply their training to the challenges facing society.

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This year’s Wynne prize standard is as haphazard as ever, perhaps partly due to the Trustees behaving like curators, rather than prize selectors, writes Prudence Gibson.

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The French president's reception of Donald Trump, including a rendition of a Daft Punk anthem on the Paris thoroughfare, was a coup de grâce, as subtle as it was potent, writes Julie Louise Bacon.

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With thousands of people sleeping rough in our major cities each night, vacant ‘ghost’ apartments are a source of public outrage, writes Hal Pawson.

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