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6 June - 23 June
This is the art event that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. Hobart lights up with creepy art, dark corners, and slightly disturbing installations - as well as the massive Winter Feast. Pack your Downie and boots because it gets bloody cold.
Multiple venues across Hobart, Tasmania - see the Dark Mofo website for more information.
Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness
7 June - 18 August
If you are planning a road trip from Melbourne - Sydney this winter (or happen to live in the near Albury) make sure to check out this exhibition which takes the viewer through an immersive sleep experience - I think this means you can wear your PJs? Andy Warhol joins the list of international and local artists.
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), 546 Dean St, Albury, NSW 2640
The Invisible Hand
Opening: 6-8PM, Thursday 27 June - 28 July
4A always packs a punch with their art exhibitions that explore stories and histories from the Asian diaspora. The Invisible Hand centres on the influence and emergence of technology. Warning: may make you consider your digital addiction!
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 181-187 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
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National Indigenous Art Fair
29 June (9.50am-6pm) - 30 June (10am-4pm)
Pick up some unique design pieces and support the Indigenous art community! There will be weaving demonstrations, cooking workshops, dances and performances at Sydney’s beautiful Circular Quay.
Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
John Fries Award & Exhibition
Opening 6-8pm, 21 June - 27 July
John Fries Award is always a whos-who of emerging talent. Pop into the opening to hearing the winners and meet the artists. This year features artists like Nadia Hernández, Hayley Millar-Baker, Justine Youssef, and Dean Cross.
UNSW Galleries, Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
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Monet: Impression, Sunrise
7 June – 1 September
Monet is coming to Australia! The exhibition will feature the painting ‘Impression, Sunrise’ (1874) which gave the name to the entire Impressionism movement, one which centred on capturing light. While you are at the galler,y make sure to catch the James Turrell light installation - a perfect match for Monet. Check the website for optimal times - sunrise and sunset.
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra 2600
Documenting the Body
Until 6 October
This exciting show reveals the body and tattooing, curated by the artist and tattooist Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso). Artists include Zaiba Khan, Brook Andrew, Angela Tiatia and Paul Stillen; and is joined by two other tattooing exhibits from Japan and Samoan culture.
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Brisbane AW19 Finders Keepers
Friday 21st June 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 22nd June 9am - 5pm
Sunday 23rd June 9am - 5pm
Pick up a local treat from Brisbane artists and designs, including handmade coffee cups from Acardia Scott or Spun Mud’s ceramics.
The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Director's Perspective: Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy
Wednesday 12 June, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hear from the curator who brought Christian Thompson’s exhibition to Perth! Thompson is one of the leading multi-media artists in Australi, and his show is not to be missed. Featuring photography and video, the artist uses costumes and props to play with your perspective of what's real.
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Building 200A, Kent Street, Bentley, WA 6102
The Best Art to See This May
Get your culture on this month, with unmissable exhibitions happening all over the country.