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Artsday / Gallery forced to delay Jeffrey Smart exhibition

Jeffrey Smart, Self portrait, Procida, 1956–57, NGA, purchased 2016

BECAUSE of covid, the Jeffrey Smart exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Australia has been delayed and tickets will become available when new dates are announced. Meantime curators Deborah Hart and Rebecca Edwards, have shared curatorial insights here

ARTIST Toni Hassan is hosting an experimental event on Sunday responding to her own grief and conversations she’s had about events of summer, 2019-2020. The virtual performance will engage with and respond to conversations about “Black Summer” with music and sound. “It sits in the loose area of social arts and performance, adapting now in the digital age,” Hassan says, partly looking back to the “happenings” of the 1960s, though they look different and perhaps less radical now. 2-3pm, Sunday, September 12, registrations here.

At Megalo, Yhonnie Scarce, “Weak in colour but strong in blood,” 2019. Digital print on paper.

MEGALO’S exhibition, “Ligature”, focuses on prints by significant Australian artists produced in collaboration with VCA Editions. The show will run online here from September 11–October 16 and will open to public live as soon as it becomes safe to do so.

THE National Portrait Gallery’s answer to Art Gallery of NSW’s Young Archie competition is its newest portrait prize, is “Little Darlings”, The Little Darlings Portrait Prize, a student-only prize with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12 responding to the theme, “identity”. The 12 winning artworks will be framed, hung alongside the 2022 Darling Portrait Prize and photographed for a calendar to become be available online. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, October 8 here.

“How to Raise a Siren,” animation by Todd Fuller 2016

SYDNEY artist Todd Fuller’s unusual exhibition, “Dreams of Another Place”, was scheduled for Rusten House Art Centre in Queanbeyan during August but because of lockdown, it was only open to the public for a very short time. An immersive exhibition of illustrative animations and physical works that are produced in the creation of these films, some of Fuller’s exquisite animations are now viewable here




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