Artist Stories

Mary Louise Carbone

A postcard from the Pavilion: Mary-Louise Carbone

24 July 2019

After visiting the Biennale Arte in 2015, University of Melbourne Master of Art Curatorshipstudent Mary-Louise Carbone returned to Venice this year as one of our Venice Biennale 2019 interns. We asked Mary-Louise to share her impressions of Venice and her experience working with the Australia Council Venice project team.

Changing Room, 2017, Lyndal Walker. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Arts Without Borders: Lyndal Walker In Berlin

05 July 2017

Lyndal Walker, 2017 recipient of our Kunstlerhaus Bethanien residency, reflects on lessons learned from Berlin's arts community and its impact on her own work.

Fiona Hall in her exhibition Wrong Way Time, credit: Angus Mordant.

Success at the Venice Biennale in 2015

09 December 2015

The Venice Biennale highlights a year of success for Australian visual arts on the international stage. From showcasing one of Australia’s finest contemporary artists in Fiona Hall, to the realisation of a major architecture project in the new Australian Pavilion.

Art makes a flash at Australia Council

Art makes a flash at Australia Council

19 October 2015

Australia Council’s ground floor is transformed in a new exhibition called ‘Flashers’. Over a two day period, four artists hand painted illustrations onto the walls of the Australia Council’s ground floor window gallery.

Fernando do Campo, Image credit: Mel de Ruyter

Focus on Leadership: Fernando do Campo

21 July 2015

Each year John Monash Scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduates from Australian universities, who have demonstrated leadership skills and have a vision for a better Australia. The Scholarship enables them to undertake Masters or Doctoral degrees at the world’s best universities in order to work towards that vision.

Fiona Hall: Reflecting the world and hoping to change it

15 July 2015

In her ambitious installation for the Venice Biennale, Wrong Way Time, Fiona Hall brings together hundreds of disparate elements which find alignments and create tensions around three intersecting concerns: global politics, world finances and the environment.

Lucy Simpson's work from her contemporary label and design business Gaawaa Miyay

Focus on Leadership: Lucy Simpson

01 July 2015

In 2014, Lucy Simpson participated in the British Council’s ACCELERATE leadership program. Lucy, a Yuwaalaraay woman, shares her experiences from the program and her thoughts on leadership.

Emily Floyd: An alternative education

01 July 2015

Megan Monte, an emerging curator in Australia Council’s professional development program, spoke to Emily Floyd about her work that will be part of the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Reko Rennie

The Personal Structures of Reko Rennie

24 April 2015

With the opening of the Venice Biennale almost upon us, Andrew Varano, an Emerging Curator in the Australia Council Professional Development Program, took the time to chat with artist Reko Rennie about his upcoming collateral exhibition at the Biennale.

Paolo Baratta, President of la Biennale di Venezia Photo: F Galli, Courtesy: la Biennale di Venezia

In conversation with Paolo Baratta, President, Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia

24 September 2014

Paolo Baratta, President of Fondazione la Biennale di Venez, gives his insights on the evolution of the Venice Biennale, national pavilions, and Australia’s new Pavilion.

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