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Grayson Perry, My Pretty Little Art Career, MCA Australia, 2015


The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is pleased to present the first major survey exhibition in the Southern hemisphere by internationally renowned artist and Turner Prize recipient, Grayson Perry, as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Grayson Perry is one of the best known British artists of his generation, acclaimed for his ceramics, sculptures, drawings, prints and tapestries. With a keen eye for detail and a love of the popular and vernacular, Perry infuses his artworks with a sly humour and reflection on society past and present. The artist’s highly decorated pots in particular reveal a panoply of imagery ranging from the highly personal to the political, their subjects including his own family, the art world, Biblical stories, the royal family, and images of warfare and sexual fantasy.

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show opens this weekend at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, NZ, 2015


Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show opens this Saturday 28 November at the Gallery and includes more than 100 paintings by artists from across the country. Image; Julian Hooper, Verse 2012, Acrylic on linen, on loan from a private collection, Australia.

Michael Craig-Martin: Transience, Serpentine, London, 2015


This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin, one of the best-known British artists of his generation and once teacher at Goldsmiths to the likes of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas. More recently he was curator of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibtion . This is the first solo show of Craig-Martin’s work in a London public institution since 1989.

Win a copy of Jeremy Oliver’s Australian Wine Annual, Australia, 2016


In celebration of the release of Jeremy’s Oliver book “The Australian Wine Annual 2016”, tell us your favourite pairing of wine and food? ( in 25 words or less). Send to for your chance to WIN one of five copies of the fabulous, informative and very readable “The Australian Wine Annual, 2016”.

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Fresh From Frieze, London, 2015


A Magazine Founder, Susan shares a several of her favorites works from the Frieze this year. If you missed out on tickets this year, there is always next! The fair will return in 2016 from 5–7 October.

Lee Miller: A Woman’s War, London, 2015

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The Imperial War Museum in London’s latest exhibition explores the impact of the Second World War on women’s lives through the photography of Lee Miller, one of the most important female war photographers of the twentieth century.This exhibition opening on the 15th of October is the first to address Miller’s vision of gender and features many photographs, objects, art and personal items never before seen on display.

Lurid Beauty Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, Australia, 2015

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Lurid Beauty presents over 200 paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, fashion, films and photographs as well as considering theatre and performance in an exuberant exploration of Surrealism and its profound influence on Australian art and creative life. Juxtaposing historical and contemporary works, the immersive exhibition will showcase the work of artists including Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Max Dupain, Eric Thake, James Gleeson, Julie Rrap, Pat Brassington, Leigh Bowery and David Noonan.

MPavilion – unique architecture commission launches it’s second visionary in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, Australia, 2015


Melbourne, Australia: A major international architecture commission and design collaboration was unveiled in Queen Victoria Gardens October 5th. MPavilion 2015 initiated by Naomi Milgrom Foundation is designed by AL_A, the studio of renowned British architect Amanda Levete. The second groundbreaking MPavilion employs materials and technology developed for the aerospace industry to create a graceful ‘forest canopy’ of five and three metre‐wide translucent petals supported on slender four metre‐high columns. Each petal is just a few millimetres thick and the resulting ultra-lightweight structure sits lightly in the landscape and gently responds to the climate. The petals are fitted with LED lights that are activated at sunset to give a light performance synchronised with music.

The Fabric of India at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2015


We love everything about India especially the bold, colourful vibrant colours of this amazing country and it’s people – the latest exhibition opening in London tomorrow The Fabrics of India at the V&A is top of my list.

Dreamlike films by Chinese artist Yang Fudong exhibited at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand 2015


Yang Fudon latest work: Filmscapes showcases three seminal works by the internationally renowned artist including his new multi-channel work, The Coloured Sky: New Women II (2014) which was co-commissioned for the exhibition by Auckland Art Gallery and the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI). Make sure you check out the outstanding work by Fudon – an exhibition not to miss.

Dan Flavin Corners, Barriers and Corridors, NYC, 2015


David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of significant “corner,” “barrier” and “corridor” works from the late 1960s and early 1970s by Dan Flavin, on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York. From 1963, when he conceived the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi), a single gold, fluorescent lamp installed diagonally on a wall, until his death in 1996, Flavin produced a singularly consistent and prodigious body of work that utilized commercially available fluorescent lamps to create installations (or “situations,” as he preferred to call them) of light and color.

William Kentridge at Marian Goodman, London, 2015


Marian Goodman is pleased to present a major exhibition of new works by William Kentridge. This is Kentridge’s first substantial solo presentation in London for 15 years and includes two immersive multiscreen film installations, monumental ink-on-paper paintings, sculptures and drawings.