Exhibition reviews


Surf City

Getting radical in the 50s, 60s and 70s

review by Richard Waterhouse


Harry Potter

The exhibition

review by Ann Curthoys


Persons of interest

The ASIO files

review by Elizabeth Biff Ward


Traversing Antarctica

The Australian experience

review by Alessandro Antonello



Ten centuries of manuscript treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

review by Robert Nichols

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review by George Main

Photographer Martin Mischkulnig’s and writer Tim Winton’s travelling exhibition, Smalltown, seeks ‘the unsentimental realities of remote settlements’, where natural beauty and cultural ugliness are common, opposing categories, and ‘plastic chairs seem as ubiquitous as corrugated iron’.

New Horizons

A new horizon

Contemporary Chinese art

review by Caroline Turner

Without question, the particular strength of this exhibition are the artworks from 1949 to the early 1990s. One visitor in his 20s to whom I spoke remarked this exhibition was a revelation to those in his age group in understanding China in that era.