Noel McKenna’s larger-than-life crossword solved

Here are the answers to Noel McKenna’s crossword Australian Art History 1933–1978 currently in ‘Landscape – Mapped‘ at the Queensland Art Gallery until Monday 2 April 2018. The crossword questions were published in a previous blog, how many did you get right? Across 2. BROWN / The Annandale Imitation Realists (also known as Imitation Realism) was a short-lived collaborative group of mixed…

Patricia Piccinini’s major solo exhibition opens at GOMA

A field of more than 3000 specially created flower sculptures (illustrated) is among a range of immersive must-see artworks premiering in the major solo exhibition ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ now open at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Patricia Piccinini is one of the most exciting and challenging contemporary Australian artists working today and ‘Curious Affection’,…

Lines in the sand: Coming to terms with Patricia Piccinini

Elizabeth Finkel, former biochemist, and Editor-in-Chief of Cosmos Magazine, a science magazine that she co-founded in 2005, comes to terms with Patricia Piccinini. This is an extract from ‘Lines in the sand: A science writer comes to terms with Patricia Piccinini’ from the exhibition publication supporting ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘. I’m interested in telling stories about the…

Picasso: The Vollard Suite

Until mid April, the Queensland Art Gallery hosts the National Gallery of Australia exhibition ‘Picasso: The Vollard Suite’, the themes and questions raised by the famous suite — to which the dynamics between artist and muse, and men and women, are central — can be further explored through selected sculptures from the QAGOMA Collection. He…

Noel McKenna, Australia b.1956 / Australian Art History 1933–1978 2004

Crossword: How well do you know your Australian Art History 1933–78?

Australian Art History 1933–1978 is a larger-than-life crossword by Noel McKenna in the shape of Australia, intended for an in-crowd interested in Australian art history of the twentieth century. As time marches on since the work was created in 2004, the questions have become harder to answer. So, how well do you know your Australian art…