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Manila-born Lon­don-based mul­ti­me­dia artist Pio Abad weaves po­lit­i­cally charged mo­tifs into faux lux­ury ob­jects, (right). ‘1975­2015’ at 4A Cen­tre is his first Aus­tralian out­ing. Un­til July 9. 4a.com.au

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FU­TURE TRIBE

Alas­dair McLuckie’s wall-sized com­po­si­tions, con­sist­ing of sculp­ture, draw­ing and craft, layer el­e­ments of modernism, psychedelia and Na­tive Amer­i­can folk art to cre­ate an ar­rest­ing vis­ual lan­guage. His bold new body of work ti­tled ‘Jun­gle Paint­ings’ in­cludes Un­ti­tled (be­low) and is on show at Mur­ray White Room. May 27-July 2. mur­ray­white­room.com David Griggs be­gan his ‘Hor­ror Busi­ness’ se­ries as an at­tempt to as­suage his own melan­choly, chan­nelling dark emo­tional cur­rents into the pro­ces­sion of grotesque car­i­ca­tures that dance across his can­vas. Ren­dered in greyscale, these cu­ri­ous sub­jects ex­ude the gothic men­ace of Edgar Al­lan Poe, as in

Busi­ness #7 (above). Un­til June 12. greenaway.com.au

E YE S W ITH OUT A F ACE

Tom Polo’s paint­ings ex­ude the en­ergy and colour of modernist masters Picasso and Dubuf­fet while speak­ing to con­tem­po­rary mal­adies in their wry evo­ca­tion of furtive con­nec­tions, alien­ation and the hap­haz­ard ca­dence of or­di­nary ex­change. Re­cip­i­ent of the Bvl­gari Art Prize in 2015, his lat­est se­ries in­cludes (above). Open­ing June 4. sta­tion­gallery.com.au

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‘BOR­DERS, BAR­RI­ERS, WALLS’ GRAP­PLES WITH THE COM­PLEX AND CON­TESTED DELINEATIONS OF TER­RI­TORY THAT SHAPE OUR EX­PE­RI­ENCE OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE WORK OF A G LOBAL CO­HORT OF ARTISTS, IN­CLUD­ING ALLORA & CALZADILLA —WHOSE UN­DER DIS­CUS­SION IS SHOWN, LEFT˜. THE EX­HI­BI­TION SPEAKS TO THE PLIGHT OF THE DIS­POS­SESSED AND THE WAYS IN WHICH BOR­DERS CAN BE EN­FORCED OR TRANSGRESSED. UN­TIL JULY 2. MONASH.EDU/MUMA

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MOD­ERN FRE SCOE S

Work­ing with a group of Ra­jasthani ar­ti­sans, Ital­ian artist Francesco Clemente de­vised a se­ries of tents (left) dec­o­rated with a vi­brant patch­work of im­agery – from ar­cane sym­bol­ism to self-por­traits. The re­sult­ing spa­ces are a con uence of cul­tures, form­ing part of his rst Aus­tralian show. July 30-Oc­to­ber 9. car­riage­works.com.au

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Hav­ing rep­re­sented Aus­tralia at the Venice Bi­en­nale, Fiona Hall’s ‘Wrong Way Time’ (de­tail, right) is now on view at the NGA. With her al­most shaman­ist brico­lage of found ob­jects, this cab­i­net of cu­riosi­ties ex­plores the cor­ro­sive im­pact of con­sumer cul­ture on our ecol­ogy with sub­ver­sive wit and ele­giac beauty. Un­til July 10. nga.gov.au

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