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  • Jockying for position at North BondJockeying for position at North Bondi to watch the sunrise as September heat records are expected to be broken later today in Sydney. i to watch the sunrise as September heat records are expected to be broken later today in Sydney. Wednesday 20th September 2023. Photograph by Mike Bowers. Guardian Australia.

    Australia’s best photos of the month – September 2023

  • A visitor to the Royal Academy passes between a naked woman and a man in a narrow doorway

    Intimacy with strangers: Marina Abramovi? puts the squeeze on

    The artist’s Royal Academy retrospective revives her 1977 live work in which visitors pass through a naked couple in a doorway – and reveal something of themselves
  • Lady Sleeping in Bed won the Hugh Casson drawing prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2006.

    Rachel Heller obituary

    Artist whose vivid works were lauded by the likes of David Hockney and Maggi Hambling
  • The Kite, 2018, from Erwin Olaf’s Palm Springs series, where ‘reality creeps into the paradise we’ve tried so hard to maintain’.

    Erwin Olaf obituary

  • Jannat, Barmer (detail), 1999, part of Notes from the Desert by Gauri Gill. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan

    Prix Pictet Human at the V&A review: an exhilarating, scary photographic journey

  • Moulin Huet Bay, Guernsey, one of a group of paintings Renoir produced during his stay in 1883.

    Guernsey museum brings Renoir’s art to island that inspired him

  • Saturday Guardian<br>Saturday magazine Interior feature - Emily Dobbs-Interior designer - photographed in her home in London.

    Dramatic flair: how a West End producer brought a theatrical home to life

  • Claudette Johnson, Kind of Blue, 2020.

    Art and design
    Claudette Johnson: Presence review – subtle swipes at the exploitative modern masters

    The artist brilliantly questions depictions of non-white figures by such revered painters as Gauguin and Picasso – but there’s a quiet power to her new work that leaves theory behind
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      Pride, pain and parasites: the photography show about the injustice of tropical diseases

    • Turner prize
      Turner prize 2023 review: bring on the contenders – and the zombie apocalypse

    • Art and design
      Rubens & Women review – ‘Naked breasts moved him religiously’

  • Philip Guston, Painting, Smoking, Eating, 1973. 
Oil on canvas, 196.9 × 262.9 cm.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

    American anxiety, Georgian fireworks and a Black British pioneer – the week in art

  • Urma and Nimli, Lunkaransar

    Gauri Gill wins Prix Pictet award – in pictures

    The Indian photographer Gauri Gill has been declared the winner of the 10th cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award for photography and sustainability
  • Sovereign seconds – white plumed honeyeater 2022

    Lens flair: the 2023 Bowness photography prize – in pictures

    Anne Zahalka has won the prestigious Australian prize for her ‘trick of the eye’ work Kunstkammer
  • EcoLiv modular home in rural setting

    More than a box, smarter than a prefab: modular housing is back, and this time with style

  • The Ringway Centre

    Birmingham council votes to demolish brutalist landmark

  • Residents at Mast Quay II react with dismay and shock to Greenwich council's order for their apartment building to be pulled down due to planning violations

    'It's just not right': residents react to demolition order for Mast Quay II tower block – video

  • A tower block in Woolwich ordered to be torn down.

    ‘No one wants to lose their home’: London renters shocked at order to raze their flats

  • The Tower, 2022, by Jesse Jones. Performance in installation shot.

    Edinburgh’s art takeover, sensational saris and a punk icon passes – the week in art

  • Grayson Perry at the Smash Hits exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

    Grayson Perry’s art knows no borders

    Brief letters: Englishness in Edinburgh | Yorkshire puddings | Jane Birkin v ’Allo ’Allo! | Jogging
  • I herded horses instead of my father. M.P, 1982 by Maria Prymachenko

    Ukrainian folk art, mysterious totems and AI plays spot the Raphael – the week in art

    Maria Prymachenko stared down Stalin and is again inspiring resistance, mysterious totems appear in Llandudno and Wakefield’s new sculpture trail
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