There’s an interesting article in The Guardian about the link between technology and the uses of photography.
Public Art Festival launch
The 2018 festival program of public art in Canberra, Contour 556/2018 has been launched by Neil Hobbs & Karina Harris
Public Art Festival in Canberra October 2018
A full program of public art announced with heaps of artists to be on exhibition in Canberra.
Where governments spend/not spend on culture
All cities have their city square or equivalent.
Threats to Freedom of the Arts
It is unusual to find among visual arts writers/ critics those who express an honest strong critical opinion about artworks/ exhibitions.
More sad news on progress on equity
There’s an article in the Art Newspaper talking about a celebration of women in the visual arts…
My comments on this appointment
A photography exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Washington till 2 June 2019 – Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Two stories about forgeries today
The visual art market has some very amazing forgeries in circulation – and who knows how many yet to be detected.
the 2018 Photo prize at Albury (MAMA)
Took the time while driving back from Melbourne to stop at Albury to see the exhibition of the 2018 National Photography Prize.
How to get it wrong – or right
There’s a story in the Los Angeles Times that has implications for the management of all public art galleries, large and small.
The Critical Visual Arts Review
There is not a lot of well written independent thinking reviews of the visual arts. Many are cautious as they need to be mindful of the next gig – more a comment on how the powerplay function in the contemporary art scene.
Someone trying to catch the NGA out on something – anything!
When there are so many things to be thinking about – the Crimes of Canberra has a focus on the purchase of chairs at the NGA.
National collection gems out of sight
Sasha Grishin has written an opinion piece on his blog on the current situation of visual arts in Canberra – many of his thoughts I share.
Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century
Another Green World surveys art of the landscape in the contemporary era by female contemporary artists both emerging and established.
The exhibited works will encompass an historical consciousness of the landscape genre both from Western and Indigenous traditions as well as being an open speculation about the future of the biosphere itself.
Continue reading “Another Green World”
Exhibition: Poetry and Place, Dianne Firth
Ever wondered about what language some of those art gallery wall texts were written in?
NEIL ROBERTS chances with glass
17 August to 15 October 2017
Curated by: Barbara Campbell and Jane Cush Continue reading “Neil Roberts”
Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery (Australia)
10 Nov 2017 – 12 March 2018, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
City-wide festival aims to revive Venice’s glass industry
Inaugural Venice Glass Week, 10-17 September, will include more than 140 exhibitions on the delicate medium. click here
A wonderful piece by Sasha Grishin – posted to his blog. Worth the read definitely.
Exhibition to dream about seeing
Archibald finalists & why Tony Albert deserves to win
Detail from Tony Albert Self-portrait (ash on me), acrylic on linen.102 x 102 cm.© the artist Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW
Wonderful to see a regional council investing in public art – click here for the story.
the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists
2017 Winners Announced
The Tweed Regional Gallery has announced the winners of the 2017 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture.
from the Great Wave to Starry Night, how a blue pigment changed the world
Detail from Katsushika Hokusai, The great wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki namiura), (1830–34), from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2) Hugh Davies, La Trobe University
Book Review: Joy Eadie, Discovering Charles Meere: Art and Allusion
Sasha Grishin has been busy again
Exhibition: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
making modernism – the work of three artists, Margaret Preston, Crace Cossington Smith and Georgia O’Keeffe – until 2 Oct 2017.
Exhibition: Brave New World 1930s
The new major exhibition at the state gallery (NGV) is themed Brave New World 1930s.
Exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery: Travellers
I think this may be an interesting exhibition. Maybe!
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..