Sidelining of the visual arts by mainstream media
and to add to the heading – being sidelined by conservative governments and their agencies.
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Visual Arts exhibitions May 2017
Here’s a few of the exhibitions in Canberra this month.
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Review Penny Craswell / The Design Writer
click on the image or here for Penny Craswell’s blog and her review of the new Design Museum in London
A contemporary art project – Alison Alder
There’s a great little but significant exhibition of screen prints at the Museum of Democracy in Canberra (Old Parliament House).
Continue reading “One to eight”
Head On Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of Regis Lansac’s photographs at Janet Clayton Gallery:
3-28 May 2017
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Print your own masterpieces and digital pens – the brave new world of the museum
Continue reading “Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences”
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Exhibition: Making Modernism – exhibition of works by O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith. Click here for the galley page.
Ballarat’s Gold museum hosts Dr Blake exhibition
This exhibition at the Gold Museum in Ballarat is good news following the more devastating news on the cancelling of the TV series.
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Simon Elliott moves from the NGA to Brisbane
from ArtsHub – QAGGOMA gets a new Deputy Director – see below
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O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
11 Mar 2017 – 11 Jun 2017
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National Gallery Singapore to exhibit Yayoi Kusama
See the notice in the Straits Times. Click here.
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Jonathan Jones recognises the genius of Vermeer
Click on the above for Jonathan Jones’s piece in The Guardian on Vermeer.
Continue reading “Vermeer at the Louvre”
375,000 Public-Domain Images in Creative Commons
Click on image for the story on ArtNews
more on the MoMa’s action to promote art from Trump banned countries.
New Yorkers have reacted positively to the actions by MoMa to change some of the western art on exhibition for art by artists from countries banned by Trump. Click on the image above for the story.
Continue reading “MoMA protests Trump ban”
North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition notice
click on image for the news of the exhibition of Ansel Adam’s ‘Museum Set’ – chosen by him to best represent his work.
Note to Australian Galleries – how to easily make a statement
click on the image for the story of how art galleries could make a stand against the Trump actions on equity and immigration.
Continue reading “MoMA protests Trump ban”
major bust – 75 arrested
click on the image for the story
Comments on 1995 contemporary art
Has anything changed?
Continue reading “Barry Oakley”
John Berger, art critic author, death announced
Click on the image above for the announcement in The Guardian
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Exhibition: Iskandar Jalil till 28 Feb 2017
Sometimes you wander into an exhibition not knowing the artist – and sometimes you are very pleasantly surprised.
Continue reading “National Gallery Singapore”
Jonathan Jones looks at Christmas cards – click on the image
Buying art on a cruise? Surely not.
This story is still hard to believe. Do people really buy art while floating around on a cruise ship?
Continue reading “Cruise auction”
Jonathan Jones on cherishing the landscape
Click on the image to see the point being made – it’s a good one!
Continue reading “What is this landscape about”
Pace Gallery (NY): Rothko: Dark Palette
One of my favourite places in the National Gallery of Australia is the seat in front of their Mark Rothko painting.
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Another hit by corporate consultants
Two stories that provide an overview of what happens when a local council takes the advice of the latest fashionable corporate consultants.
Continue reading “Townsville Perc Tucker Gallery”
The visual arts in Canberra is a very active scene. It has been thus for several decades.
Continue reading “Megalo–doing proud by Canberra”
A 2010 article by Peter Conrad on Carol Jerrems
Click on the image for a 2010 article by Peter Conrad in The Monthly.
Usually at this time of the year, I am looking forward to the coming visual arts exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).
Continue reading “Versailles at the NGA–a summer of glitz, cake and unsettled staff”
Nassau County Museum of Arts devotes galleries to photography
Click here for the article on artdaily.
Prada opens photography gallery in Milan shopping arcade
Story from The Art Newspaper – click here.
Record numbers visit cultural institutions
The Straits Times reports on a growth in numbers of people who attended national museums and heritage institutions in 2015.
Continue reading “Singapore arts”
For many years tourists regarded Singapore as a stop over to somewhere else. Most spent a night or three but rarely much more.
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looking for art criticism, reviews, opinions
A few comments about so called reviews in arts and architectural magazines.
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honest art criticism always welcomed
click on the above banner for Jonathan Jones’ views on some very questionable art gallery practices.
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Taking On the Boys’ Club at the Art Museum
Continue reading “Women in Museums”
news on New York photography auctions
click on the image for the story from The Art Newspaper
The V&A as a centre for photography
An update on the move of the Royal Photography Society’s collection to the V&A – and the V&A as a centre for photography. click here.
James Paterson, Institute of Public Affairs senator
Just when things were getting stupid in most sectors of Australian politics, up pops another idiot. These people vote!
Continue reading “The latest idiot senator”
Exploring the Incomparable Valley
click on image for the exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery.
Continue reading “Yosemite”
Yes they were there
click here – for a story on the presence of females amongst the abstract expressionists.
How does the weather affect us?
Continue reading “weatherland”
NGA art on the walls of the PM’s Lodge
Have a look at the photograph above – taken from the Canberra Times.
Continue reading “Art and The PM’s Lodge”
The Royal Academy of Art & Abstract Expressionism
Last time I saw Blue Poles it was on temporary exhibition alone in a room at the NGA.
Continue reading “Abstract Expressionism at the RA London”
$150 million public sculpture for Manhattan
We all wish there were more supporters for public art.
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How the contemporary art boom is hurting the bottom line
Robert Ekelund, Auburn University
Americans clearly love their museums, particularly in the summer months.
Continue reading “Museum economics”
Gender and the NGV: ‘More white male artists than you can shake a stick at’
From The Guardian: Critics are taking Australia’s most visited art gallery to task for its lack of non-male representation in its major exhibitions. But gender inequality at state galleries isn’t limited to the National Gallery of Victoria. Click here for the story
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Turnbull’s destruction of the arts
It would be a reasonable thing to say that voters, especially people in the arts and those concerned about the Australia Council, were relieved to see Tony Abbott booted out of the prime ministership to be replaced by Malcolm Turnbull.
Continue reading “Being Turnbulled: Arts funding”