William Yang: Landscapes

If you know the work of Australian photographer William Yang, it’s usually his photographs of people and communities that you will be familiar with. Yang captures joyous, confessional and deeply human stories that are heartfelt and intimate in many of his portraits, often writing the narrative about his subject or the moment captured on film…

Go behind-the-scenes as we conserve Ian Fairweather’s paintings

In 1957, artist James Gleeson, then art critic at The Sun newspaper, wrote that the paintings of Ian Fairweather (1891-1974) would never last.1 Reputedly using whatever materials came to hand within his itinerant lifestyle, the paintings of Fairweather are renowned as much for their fragility as their beauty, and this is part of their appeal.…

The Archibald Prize: A Century of portraits

This year marks 100 years of Australia’s oldest portrait award — The Archibald Prize — hosted by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Since 1921 the prize, painted from life, has attracted National interest, controversy, court cases and continually sparks numerous debates, so to celebrate its centenary, we’ve made a list of works from…

Costumed models bring European Masterpieces to life

Paintings in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ come to life with live artwork recreations by costumed models daily in The Studio ― from 1.30 – 3.30pm until 17 Oct ― located within the exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Draw using the materials supplied to create your own…