Mention "family portraits" at this time of year and you're likely to conjure awkward images of reindeer jumpers. But one artist is giving them a dazzling update, to celebrate different types of families.
Look at the Moran Prize and the Young Archies and you see two very different snapshots of Australian faces, writes Michaela Bolad.
Melbourne artist Lynn Savery says she "never expected to get into the finals, let alone win" the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with her "first" portrait and oil painting.
Ken Atherton's mother took her life two weeks before his 18th birthday. Two years later he was in jail because his lifestyle was then a crime. It took him four decades to embrace who he really was, and his triumph has now been immortalised on canvas.
Reg Mombassa, Leslie Rice, Juz Kitson, Luke Sciberras and Justine Varga share their secrets for how to succeed in the art world without losing your integrity.
More than 1,200 of leading Australian painter Arthur Boyd's works have been largely hidden from the public eye, but that is about to change.
A small rural Victorian town has announced a crowdfunding campaign to build a larger-than-life statue of Nick Cave, their most famous son.
After three recent six-figure sales of her work, Sydney painter and filmmaker Del Kathryn Barton has become Australia’s most commercially successful living female artist at auction.
Carefully restored with seaweed extract, about 150 precious Indigenous artworks will go to China for a 20-month long art tour.
Two American philanthropists, a museum director and nine female artists have come together to showcase Australian Aboriginal art in Washington DC.