The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced that one of Australia’s leading visual artists, Bidjara man Dr Christian Thompson is set to make his virtual reality debut as winner of the inaugural $80,000 Mordant Family VR Commission. Click here.
How Australian engage with the arts
A good report has been released and it breaks down the stats around public support for the arts – but..
Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-33 review – August Sander and Otto Dix, masters of life and death
Tate Liverpool: Sander sees the humanity in everyone, Dix nothing but horror, in this superb show exploring Germany between the wars.
Exhibition: Dempsey’s People – 26 June – 22 Oct 2017
At the Portrait Gallery in Canberra – with accompanying great scholarship – Thurs 29 June until Sun 22 October 2017 – yet another reason to visit Canberra during winter this year.
From The Art Newspaper:
A survey of early photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century, 17 June-17 September) will focus on “the noisy century” of the medium, says the show’s curator, Mattie Boom. Around 300 pictures from the museum’s collection of more than 150,000 photographs will be included.
Reinterpreting the Sunbaker
a video of images that attempt to reinterpret the now icon Australian image by Max Dupain.
The Mossgreen Dupain Estate Sales 2016-17
click here to see Gael Newton’s report on these significant photography auctions by Mossgreen.
Why does contemporary art make for wildly popular blockbusters?
This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons.
For Americans who love art by the likes of Hans Holbein, Édouard Manet, Georges Braque and Paul Klee, dark times lie ahead.
Keeping warm and enjoying a coffee
Time out on a freezing cold morning in Canberra
A post on Doug and Victoria at the Photo Book Festival in Vienna.
The compulsion to create: ‘outsider art’ at MONA’s The Museum of Everything
Untitled (all), Hans-Jörg Georgi, 2010–15, Courtesy of The Museum of Everything. Moorilla Gallery, Courtesy of Atelier Goldstein and The Museum of Everything (installation by Lutz Pillong), CC BY
More on the review on ArtsHub by Gina Fairley
There was an earlier comment by Arts Hub on issues around the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition of Filipino art.
Ballarat photography festival director recognised
from the listing:
Queen’s Birthday honour to former NGA curator
As listed: Dr Anne Mary Gray AM
A quick tour of the NGA exhibition
Culture Heist, Art versus Money, by Judith White
I plan to offer some comments on this book very soon – meanwhile there’s a post online by Judith that is worth reading. Click here.
A review by Sasha Grishin
will we ever have an arts minister?
While Australia is a great country – it has been a long time since we have experienced a government that was actually committed to its culture.
Exhibition scenes from: melodrama in meiji japan
Another bad decision by the University of Sydney
Was it a mistake for arts schools to be amalgamated into universities?
designs for new V&A Photography Centre
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has revealed a visual of its new Photography Centre – click here
“Sculpture on the Campus”
Canberra Grammar School, 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, until Saturday, June 18.
melodrama in meiji japan
Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia
For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?
MGA Call for entries
Entries now invited