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  • Paradise Camp – NZ at Venice

    Kihara’s work seeks to challenge dominant and singular historical narratives through visual arts, dance, and curatorial practice, engaging with postcolonial history…

  • HUM live from the 2022 Venice Biennale

    It’s always a challenge to reflect on the Vernissage week so soon after it’s over but we found our time in Venice to be inspiring, enriching and energising, despite the mad rush…

  • Yuki Kihara: Paradise Camp

    The New Zealand pavilion has unveiled Yuki Kihara’s ensemble exhibition Paradise Camp, curated by Natalie King at the 59th International Venice Biennale…

  • Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

    With wit and verve, Yuki Kihara reworks the problematic Polynesian paintings of Paul Gauguin to centre members of Samoa’s “third gender” community, the Fa’afafine…

  • Powerful photo by Pacific Indigenous artist reveals truth about 1899 painting

    On an early morning in 2008, before the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened for the day, the artist Yuki Kihara sat down across from two paintings by the French artist Paul Gauguin and inspected them in the hushed, empty gallery.

  • Yuki Kihara Is Planting a Flag for Sāmoa’s Third Gender

    In a historic and overdue first, this year, New Zealand’s pavilion will be taken over by a South Pacific islander who identifies as Fa’afafine, which is Sāmoa’s third gender…

  • Live Talanoa: Yuki Kihara and NZ Pavilion curators

    The countdown to the Biennale Arte (Venice Biennale) is on! Tune in to this live event exactly one month ahead of the New Zealand Pavilion opening at the world’s largest and most prestigious…

  • Panel Discussion — Kim Hak, Kawita Vatanajyankur & Arnont Nongyo

    Join curator Natalie King in conversation with exhibiting artists Kim Hak, Kawita Vatanajyanku and Arnont Nongyo as they discuss their photographic and broader artistic practice.

  • Why artist Nell takes inspiration from rock music – and nuns

    A new mini monograph explore the duality inherit in the work of one of Maitland’s favourite daughters, who is married to celebrity chef Kylie Kwong.

  • 20 questions you’ve always wanted answered by a curator

    To celebrate Ask A Curator Day, we posed 20 questions to 20 curators nationally, touching on topics from ethical responsibilities to working internationally, managing space, finding artists…

  • This squat, bulbous, metal forest in South Yarra is my favourite

    I chose Garden Islands because it’s Kathy Temin’s first public artwork and I was intrigued by how someone who works with soft sculpture would render something for…

  • Review: Mini Monograph series edited by Natalie King

    The Mini Monograph series celebrates the work of contemporary Australian women artists. Artist Nell is explored in Book 3, and Book 5 showcases artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

  • VIRTUAL: 2020 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

    Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in collaboration with the School of Art and Design at the Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau (AUT University) and Vā Moana Research Cluster.

  • The Art World Works From Home

    The Art World Works From Home: Curator Natalie King Is Taking Podcast Lessons and Making Shakshuka While Developing New Zealand’s Venice Biennale Pavilion.

  • Mazal tov to our Queen’s Birthday honorees!

    29 Jewish Australians have been recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours for their outstanding service and contributions to society. Full interviews in Thursday’s AJN.

  • Who made the Queens Birthday Honours List 2020?

    In a list that is heavily weighted towards the law and politics this year, the arts barely gets a look in – and largely at a ground roots level.

  • Rewind

    Throwback to ABC episode from 2005 with Natalie King, Destiny Deacon, Lisa Bellear and Janina Harding

  • Back in the spotlight – the most valuable Australian photo ever sold

    Take a stab at what would be the most valuable Australian photograph ever sold. A Bill Henson? Max Dupain’s Sunbaker?

  • The Best Public Art of 2019

    From Times Square in New York to the Parisian gardens of Petit Palais, artists summoned international attention in 2019 through fresh public artworks. The most incisive sculptures, penetrating light installations, and eye-opening murals…

  • New Zealand Representatives for the 59th Venice Biennale

    The Arts Council of New Zeal and Toi Aotearoa has announced interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara will represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the 59th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale in 2021.

  • Biennale Arte 2021: New Zealand’s artist and curator announced

    The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara as New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia …

  • The art of remembrance

    Curator Natalie King and artist Polixeni Papapetrou enjoyed a decades-long friendship that carried them through motherhood, a passion for photography and ultimately…

  • A New Monograph Celebrating One Of Australia’s Most Captivating Female Artists

    Mini Monographs celebrate Australia’s most captivating artists, featuring a collection of their most-loved works. ‘This new format is original, timeless and visually resonant…

  • 1:1 Mentoring Sessions with Professor Natalie King

    Mentoring is an important part of the researcher’s journey. Research mentoring offers an opportunity for people to share professional skills and experiences…

  • Mini Monographs Vogue May 2019

    Celebrating Australia’s most illustrious female artists, Mini Monographs is a new series of books with each 96-page volume dedicated to a single artist…

  • From the miracle of motherhood

    Night-time in the nursery is not the place of soft quiet I imagined it would be. It is a surreal place where countless reflective, glitter-inflected eyes watch as you fall in and out of another…

  • New Photography Award 2019

    Since 2005 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has been a force in the promotion of Australian and international photography. A two month-long festival event that immerses the historic…

  • The Best Public Art of 2018

    For the third year running, the art-and-design studio and foundry UAP has compiled a list of the most compelling public artworks…

  • The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence 2018

    A leading figure in the Australian #MeToo movement, the founder of a blockchain energy trading start-up and an expert in artificial intelligence and customer experience were among…

  • In Conversation: Jumaldi Alfi and Ugo Untoro

    Jumaldi Alfi and Ugo Untoro are leading Indonesian artists and members of a dynamic art community based in the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta. Join the artists for a conversation about their work…