About AGF


Andrew Frost is an art critic, writer, artist, curator, broadcaster and lecturer. He owns a different hat for each of these activities.

For more than 25 years he has written on art, film and music for a variety of Australian and international magazines and websites including Art Collector, Art Guide, Artlink, Art & Australia, Art GuideFlash Art, Art Forum Online, Contemporary and many others. Since 2013 he has been the art critic for Guardian Australia.

In 2004 he founded The Art Life, a blog that continues to publish reviews, articles and satire of the art world at http://www.theartlife.com.au. In 2007 Frost wrote and presented the three-part TV documentary series The Art Life for ABC1, a survey of major themes and forms in contemporary Australian art. A second three-part series was broadcast in 2009.

Frost has written and presented more than a dozen subsequent documentaries on contemporary art including The Venice Biennale and A Year In The Art Life [both 2007], In Conversation: Brian Eno [2009], The Art Life at the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial, [2010], the two part The A-Z of Contemporary Art [2013] and Conquest of Space: Science Fiction and Contemporary Art [2014]. He is also the director of the documentary Peter Hennessy: My Space Program [2016] and The Grand Mistake: A Portrait of McLean Edwards [2017].

Since 2008 Frost has contributed critical reviews and opinion pieces to ABC1’s Sunday Arts and made appearances on Art Nation [2010-11], Art Works and Arts & Letters Daily [both ABC Radio National] and The Mix [ABC News 24 2014-17].

As a curator Frost has produced a number of exhibitions, including large thematically organised group exhibitions including Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century [Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, 2017] Conquest of Space: Science Fiction & Contemporary Art [UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 2014] and The Feminine Optic: Perspectives on the Landscape [Tamworth Regional Gallery, 2013] and solo artist exhibitions such as Ben Quilty: A Convergence of Birds [Goulburn Regional Gallery, 2011].

He is the author of the monograph The Boys [Currency Press, 2010] and the artist book A Personal History of Soviet Space Exploration [Pretty Bad Horse, 2014].